CHM135H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Reaction Rate Constant, Reagent, Collision Theory
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McMurry & Fay
Reaction rates and rate laws
Mechanisms of reactions
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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Spontaneous processes: happen by themselves
Where is kinetics useful?
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