Ch 58: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Chemical Kinetics

About This Chapter

Study this chapter on chemical kinetics and discover more about reaction rates and mechanisms. What you review through these video lessons can be applied when you're taking the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Chemical Kinetics - Chapter Summary

Expertly write and express reaction rates and calculate rate law equations after you've brushed up on this chapter's topics. As you study the video lessons in preparation for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science examination, you might remember how to use the rate-determining step to write a rate law. You could also re-examine the role of the catalyst of a chemical reaction. Use this chapter for assistance with:

  • Understanding the rate of change in a chemical reaction
  • Explaining the correlation between rate laws and rate constants
  • Discussing the ways in which temperature can affect a chemical reaction
  • Defining the collision theory
  • Exploring activation energy and catalysts as they relate to chemical reactions
  • Studying reaction mechanisms, reaction rate constants and equilibrium constants

This online chapter is presented by knowledgeable teachers whose aim is to help you learn additional information about chemical kinetics. Get ready for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science examination by listening to the narrated video lessons, watching the animation and graphics, and referring to the transcripts. There are pause and stop functions as well as navigational video tags for skipping quickly from topic to topic. If you'd like to have paper-based study tools, print out your self-assessment quiz results and the worksheets that you'll find under the Quiz tab.

7 Lessons in Chapter 58: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Chemical Kinetics
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.

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