I hope i'm posting this in the right form..
Well i'd like to ask about the kinetics of a radical polymerization; i found in my course that we suppose that the rate of formation of the free radicals is equal to their rate of consumption, and that's because the terminating constant is much greater than the initating constant.
Here's my question: if the terminating constant is much bigger then the initiating constant, then why do polymerization still occur?
thanks in advance
ps: i hope i'm speaking correct english. i had trouble translating this from french..