Chapter 8: chemical kinetics – reactions in solution

The big difference between a solution and a gas is the presence of a solvent. A viscous solvent means that there are more collisions between the molecules of reactant and the molecules of solvent, slowing down the molecules. The first obligation to obtain a reaction is that the reactants have to be close to each […]

Chapter 8: chemical kinetics – kinetic theories

The following theories only apply to elementary reactions, i.e. in reactions in one step. The empirical relation of Arrhenius can be used (this relation is not limited to the elementary reactions): with kexp the kinetic constant found experimentally, Aexp the pre-exponential factor (same dimensions as kexp) and Ea the energy of activation. The goal is […]