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Lecture 1

CHM135H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Reaction Rate Constant, Reagent, Collision Theory


Department
Chemistry
Course Code
CHM135H1
Professor
Dvira Segal
Lecture
1

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Chemical Kinetics
McMurry & Fay
Chapter 12
Reaction rates and rate laws
Collision theory
Mechanisms of reactions
Catalysis
Reaction progress
rcts
pdts
Thermodynamics explains why reactions take place.
It does not explain how a reaction takes place.
Kinetics explains how reactions take place. It does not explain
why reactions take place.

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Chemical kinetics
C(diamond) C(graphite)
Spontaneous processes: happen by themselves
Where is kinetics useful?
atmospheric physics
biochemistry
archaeology
etc., etc.
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