In this lecture you will learn about Kinetics, Rate Laws, and Reaction Mechanisms. Our instructor will walk you through the Chemical Reaction Rate before delving into what happens with Changing Concentrations. Next are Order of Reactions as well as the Experimental Rate Law and the Overall Rate. Then, you will learn about the Initial Rate Measurement before looking into Integrated Rate Laws for First Order Reactions as well as Second Order Reactions. Finally, you will learn about Experimental Rate Laws and Reaction Mechanisms before finishing with Elementary Reactions and Rate Limiting Steps.
rate of reaction for given reactions in terms of reactants and
law as experimental observation of effects of changing
concentrations on rates
of reaction: exponent in rate law expression for component
order = sum of individual orders
rate expressions for first and second order reactions; how to plot
order: t versus ln[concn]; second order t versus 1/[concn]
reaction mechanism is a hypothesis to explain observed rate laws
reactions are hypothetical; add together to get mechanism and
overall rate law
to interpret some simple rate laws in terms of elementary reactions,
for example RBr reacting with OH- where R = ethyl; and
limiting or slowest step limits observed rate of a multi-stage
Kinetics, Rate Laws, Reaction Mechanism
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