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Ch 11: MTEL Chemistry: Reaction Rate

About This Chapter

Reaction rates, reaction mechanisms and reaction rate constant are some of the topics you'll learn more about throughout this chapter. Study its video lessons before you sit for the MTEL Chemistry examination in pursuit of a teaching endorsement.

MTEL Chemistry: Reaction Rate - Chapter Summary

Discover how to express reaction rates and learn to write rate law equations as you get prepared for similar questions on the MTEL Chemistry examination. This chapter will allow you to examine the relationships between reaction rates and chemical reactions, and it should provide you with a better understanding of activation energy, equilibrium and chemical kinetics. Watch this chapter's online video lessons in order to:

  • Discuss the effects of surface area, catalysts and temperature on reaction rates
  • Define reaction order and rate law
  • Describe the collision theory
  • Explain how activation energy can be changed
  • Identify a rate-determining step
  • Explore the correlation between chemical reactions and equilibrium constant

The video lessons are between five and ten minutes long. You can watch them in your spare time so you'll have a broader chance of correctly answering the MTEL Chemistry examination's questions on reaction rates. A knowledgeable instructor and written transcripts will explain the details of the above topics so that they are easily absorbed. The ability to pause and replay the lessons whenever necessary, and to quickly locate information with the video tags will enhance your overall learning experience.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTEL Chemistry: Reaction Rate
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 Constant and Rate Laws

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.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

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.

Collision Theory: Definition & Significance

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!

Activation Energy and Catalysts

5. 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

6. 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.

Chemical Kinetics, Reaction Rate Constant & Equilibrium Constant

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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