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Ultimately a reaction is define by the ability of the species
involved to change the environmental energy.
Is there the perfect timing and orientation to maximize the
molecular change and therefore the energies involved? A
normal distribution of energies produced would be hidden in
numbers of reactants. I don't think that being able
to a series of experiments using just one set of reaction
molecules, a single reaction, would be possible.
Guessing at quantum behaviour, probably the molecules at
that scale, time and space look the same from all sides
therefore negating my initial mental modelling.
The timing side of things
Maybe the single shape change can't be imagined like this. [wjt, Jul 17 2017]
solvation shells, the geometry of what surrounds reactants.
[beanangel, Jul 20 2017]
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||I have no real clue what this idea is about, but I believe you are getting at the question of molecular orientation and its relationship to reactivity.
||I believe that this is well-researched in chemistry. Certainly in enzymology, it's well understood that one of the tricks enzymes do is to present reactants to eachother in preferred orientations, precisely to facilitate reactions.
||There's also a slowly-growing appreciation that enzymes use some very subtle and ingenious quantum mechanical tricks to achieve their effects.
||[bigsleep] How can we tunnel into something without
some people striving to look at the measurement box of
numbers in that new imaginary, creative and irksome way
that finds the missed simples.
||[Maxwell] I wasn't thinking of enzymes with their charge
and magnetic abilities but rather simple redox reactions,
where, probably, the crash shapes direct the outcome.
||Anyway MFD for not having an idea unless someone's built
channels small enough to control the orientation and
movement of single molecules for orientative burn
single molecular Bunsen burner.
||A single rupture of a high grade explosive molecule would
||Second paragraph, last sentence, I think you're missing a verb
between "to" and "a", [wjt]. Unless it was suddenly ablated in the
heat of the reaction.
||Actually, you might be missing a whole clause. Possibly an entire
narrative, with four recogisable mythemes and a charming
anecdote about Bela Lugosi.
||After reading this through several times I too am
convinced there are several words missing, perhaps
several sentences, up to and including possibly the
||I think what you might like is the concept of solvation shells [wikipiedia link], basically the shape of water around the reactants, and how it effects the reactivity based on your phrase "simple redox reactions, where, probably, the crash shapes direct the outcome."
Even without the water packaging I like your idea.
||Obviously, my quest is to find what I'm missing and ultimately my whole self. Maybe the missing 'do' is a clue.
||Thanks [beanangel] but as [whatrock] stated not really an idea but rather a neuron excitation that needs to pass through another 20 billion cells.