Chemical Kinetics

Learning outcomes - after studying this topic, you should be able to:
  • determine the rate law from experimental data, including the rate constant and its units
  • identify the reaction order from the rate law
  • use the integrated rate law and half life for 1st order reactions
  • recognize the effect of temperature on reaction rates and be able to use the Arrhenius equation in calculations
  • recognize that chemical reactions result from multistep processes called reaction mechanisms
  • recognize the role of activation energy and collision frequency in determining rates
  • work out a rate law from a simple proposed mechanism
  • draw reaction profile diagrams for multi-step reactions with appropriate activation energies and intermediates
  • calculate Ea and A from the temperature variation of the rate constant
  • know how catalysts effect the rate of reactions without altering equilibrium constants
  • explain the Michaelis-Menton mechanism of enzyme catalysis
  • use the steady-state approximation to derive the rate law for a multi-step reaction involving a reactive intermediate

Textbook and eBook References

ChemCAL, iChem and Contributed Resources

Kinetics (Advanced) - Self Learning Questions
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
 
Kinetics - Self Learning Questions
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
 
Kinetics and Reaction Mechanisms
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
 
Thermal Energy, Collisions and Reactions
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
 
Reaction Rates and Chemical Kinetics 2
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
 
Reaction Rates and Chemical Kinetics
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
 
 
https://scilearn.sydney.edu.au/fychemistry/iChem/rate_law.shtml
Description: Video, interactive tutorial and self test quizzes on the rate law and how to work it out from experimental data
Tags: chemical kinetics | reaction rate | rate law | reaction order
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman