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- Identify the modifying factors of the rate of a chemical reaction.
- Use experimental data to determine rate laws.
- Explain the effect of temperature on the rate of a chemical reaction.
- Learn the significance of collision theory.
- Explain how catalysts affect activation energy.
- Use the rate determining step to write a rate law.
- Learn the relationship between the rate constants of a reaction and the equilibrium constant.
1. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors
Reaction rate is defined as the change in concentration of reactants or products in a chemical reaction over a specific period of time. Learn about reaction rate, chemical reactions, and the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions (temperature, concentration, surface area, & catalysts).
2. Rate Constant and Rate Laws
Rate law is defined as the relationship between the rate of reaction and the concentration of the reactants. Learn about rate law, rate constant, and how to use rate law equations to determine reaction order for one or two reactants.
3. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature
The rate of a chemical reaction is affected by temperature. Explore this process, learn about the Arrhenius equation, review the exponential factor, and define frequency factor.
4. Collision Theory: Definition & Significance
This lesson will define and explain collision theory and explore how it is related to chemical reactions and reaction rates. So if you've ever wondered how two particles combine to form a new product, read on!
5. Activation Energy and Catalysts
Activation energy refers to the minimal quantity of energy required for compounds to experience a chemical reaction. Learn about activation energy and how chemical reactions occur, understand activated complex and transition state, and explore the role of catalysts in the body.
6. Reaction Mechanisms and The Rate Determining Step
A reaction mechanism refers to the steps that occur in a chemical reaction. Learn about reaction mechanisms, including intermediates, and understand the role of the rate-determining step, a step that is slower than the other steps and controls the reaction rate.
7. Chemical Kinetics, Reaction Rate Constant & Equilibrium Constant
Are formulas, rate constants, and chemical reactions getting you down? Don't worry, this lesson will explain how reaction rate and equilibrium constants are related to chemical reactions.
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