About This Chapter
How it works:
- Begin your assignment or other chemistry work.
- Identify the kinetics concepts that you're stuck on.
- Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
- Press play, watch and learn!
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.
Who's it for?
This chapter of our college-level general chemistry tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn kinetics and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:
- Struggle with understanding the rate of a chemical reaction, the interpretation of rate laws, activation energy and catalysts or any other kinetics topic
- Have limited time for studying
- Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
- Prefer learning science visually
- Find themselves failing or close to failing their kinetics unit
- Cope with ADD or ADHD
- Want to get ahead in chemistry
- Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class
Why it works:
- Engaging Tutors: We make learning kinetics simple and fun.
- Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
- Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live chemistry tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
- Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn kinetics on the go!
- Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.
- Study the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions.
- Find out how to determine rate laws using experimental data.
- Learn how to predict the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction.
- Determine how a catalyst works to change the activation energy.
- Learn how to write a rate law based on the rate determining step.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the College Chemistry: Tutoring Solution course
- Experimental Chemistry and Introduction to Matter: Tutoring Solution
- Atoms: Tutoring Solution
- The Periodic Table: Tutoring Solution
- Nuclear Chemistry & Radioactive Decay: Tutoring Solution
- Chemical Bonding: Tutoring Solution
- Liquids and Solids: Tutoring Solution
- Gases: Tutoring Solution
- Solutions: Tutoring Solution
- Stoichiometry: Tutoring Solution
- Chemical Reactions: Tutoring Solution
- Equilibrium in Chemistry: Tutoring Solution
- Thermodynamics: Tutoring Solution