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Ch 19: Chemical Reactions & Kinetics

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Let us help you get caught up in class or study for a test with this engaging chapter on chemical reactions and kinetics. You'll find easy-to-use video and text lessons that are accessible 24 hours a day on your mobile device or computer.

Chemical Reactions & Kinetics - Chapter Summary

Our instructors outline kinetics and chemical reactions in this collection of short but informative lessons. You'll study the process of oxidation, the benefits of antioxidants and the foods that contain them, among other kinetics topics. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to do the following:

  • Provide an example of a reducing agent
  • Outline the types of acidic oxides in chemistry
  • Detail the properties and structure of sulfuric acid
  • Explain what potassium chromate is used for
  • Identify mathematical representations for first-order reactions
  • Discuss rate laws and the rate constant
  • Define the rate determining step

Our study materials have been designed to support you in the learning process through access to professional instructors and mobile-friendly learning tools. The lessons use an easy-to-understand instructional approach and plenty of real-world examples. Video transcripts and text lessons contain keywords set off in bold print for easy identification and can be printed for offline review.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: Chemical Reactions & Kinetics
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What is Oxidation? - Definition, Process & Examples

1. What is Oxidation? - Definition, Process & Examples

In this lesson, learn about oxidation and its process, and examine some examples of oxidation, including the mystery of browning fruit. Then, measure what you've learned with a quiz.

What Are Antioxidants? - Definition, Foods & Benefits

2. What Are Antioxidants? - Definition, Foods & Benefits

In this lesson, you will learn about antioxidants and why they are important to your health. You will also learn how to incorporate foods that are rich in antioxidants into your daily diet.

Reducing Agent: Definition & Examples

3. Reducing Agent: Definition & Examples

What is a reducing agent, and what does it do? Watch this video to find out. We'll also explore a couple of examples of everyday reactions that involve reducing agents.

Sulfuric Acid: Formula, Structure & Properties

4. Sulfuric Acid: Formula, Structure & Properties

Would you ever put a dangerous acid inside of your mouth? Probably not. But some people might. Find out why on this lesson on sulfuric acid and its formula, structure, properties, and more!

Potassium Chromate: Uses & Formula

5. Potassium Chromate: Uses & Formula

Despite its severe toxicity to human health, there are many different uses for the chemical compound potassium chromate. Learn about potassium chromate, its uses, and its chemical formula.

First-Order Reactions: Definition & Mathematical Representation

6. First-Order Reactions: Definition & Mathematical Representation

In this lesson, we'll talk about first-order reactions like radioactive decay. We'll use the mathematical descriptions of these reactions to discuss their behavior.

Rate Constant and Rate Laws

7. Rate Constant and Rate Laws

Learn what the rate law is and how the rate constant relates to it. Learn what reaction order is and how to determine reaction order when given experimental data containing concentration and reaction rate.

Reaction Mechanisms and The Rate Determining Step

8. Reaction Mechanisms and The Rate Determining Step

This lesson explores what a reaction mechanism is and how it relates to the speed of a reaction. You'll discover how to pinpoint the rate-determining step and learn how to write a rate law based on the rate-determining step.

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