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Ch 16: Holt Chemistry Chapter 16: Reaction Rates

About This Chapter

The Reaction Rates chapter of this Holt Chemistry textbook companion course helps students learn the essential chemistry lessons on reaction rates. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Reaction Rates textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Chemistry Reaction Rates chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the reaction rates topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Modifying factors in chemical reaction rates
  • Effect of temperature on the rate of a chemical reaction
  • Rate constant and rate laws
  • Activation energy and catalysts
  • Reaction mechanisms and the rate determining step

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5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Holt Chemistry Chapter 16: Reaction Rates
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors

1. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors

Why are some reactions much faster than others? Is it possible to change how fast a reaction occurs? In this lesson, you will learn what the rate of a chemical reaction is. You will also discover how factors such as temperature, concentration, surface area, and catalysts impact reaction rates.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

2. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

Learn how temperature affects reaction rates. Discover the rate law as well as how the Arrhenius equation relates to the rate law and predicts the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction.

Rate Constant and Rate Laws

3. 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.

Activation Energy and Catalysts

4. Activation Energy and Catalysts

Learn how to define activation energy and how it relates to a reaction's energy. Learn what an activated complex is and where it fits into an activation energy diagram. Discover how a catalyst works to change the activation energy of a reaction and what this means to metabolism in the body.

Reaction Mechanisms and The Rate Determining Step

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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