CHAPTER 16 NOTES 01/06/2014
CHEMISTRY CHAPTER 16
Speed of reaction
Reactant/ product concentrations
kinetics, which deals with the speed of a reaction and its mechanism, the stepwise changes that reactants
undergo in their conversion to products.
equilibrium, the dynamic balance between forward and reverse reactions and how external influences alter
reactant and product concentrations.
Chemical kinetics ▯ study of rxn rates as a function of time
Rxn concentrations decrease in rxns with a high rate and slowly in a low rate;
Speeds ▯ explosions are much faster than ripening/ rusting;
Catalysts increase speed
Each rxn has its own characteristic speed;
Concentration ▯ MOLECULAR COLLISION; rxn rate proportional to rate of rxns; ^
concentration = ^ collision = ^