chain length, \(\delta\)

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C00956
In a @C00960@, the average number of times the closed cycle of reactions (involving the @C00959@) is repeated. It is equal to the rate of the overall reaction divided by the rate of the @I03042@ reaction.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 157 [Terms] [Paper]