Ch 42: Kinetics & Thermodynamics

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Kinetics & Thermodynamics - Chapter Summary

In these video lessons we'll take a look at kinetics and thermodynamics. We'll make these complex topics easy for you to understand with a curriculum that simplifies the concepts of kinetics and thermodynamics. You'll learn things like:

  • Modifying factors for the rate of chemical reaction
  • What rate constant is
  • The effect temperature has on rate of chemical reaction
  • Activation energy
  • Energy transfer in physical and chemical process

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7 Lessons in Chapter 42: Kinetics & Thermodynamics
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Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors

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).

Rate Constant and Rate Laws

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.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

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.

Activation Energy and Catalysts

4. 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.

Reaction Mechanisms and The Rate Determining Step

5. 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.

State Functions in Thermochemistry

6. State Functions in Thermochemistry

Where you start and where you finish, or state functions, are an important part of Thermochemistry. This lesson will define state functions, examine their use, and explore the importance of state functions.

Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical Processes

7. Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical Processes

When energy is transferred during a chemical reaction, it is called enthalpy. Examine the changes that happen, the relationship to energy, heat, and temperature, exothermic and endothermic processes, and physical and chemical changes during enthalpy.

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