Meaning of law of mass action in English:

law of mass action


  • The principle that the rate of a chemical reaction is proportional to the concentrations of the reacting substances.

    ‘As an analog of the law of mass action in chemical kinetics, we assume that the infection rate is proportional to n 1, with the proportionality constant.’
    • ‘In 1864, Norwegian chemists Cato M. Guldberg and Peter Waage published the law of mass action.’
    • ‘However, effects of drugs involve interactions between chemical entities and are therefore subject to the law of mass action.’
    • ‘The law of mass action uniquely determines the numbers of free and bound ligands at the condensation midpoint.’
    • ‘We introduce the concept of a critical capsid concentration and show that hepatitis B capsid assembly seems to obey a universal law of mass action.’