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Ch 10: TExES Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to check what you know about chemical reactions. Mastery of this topic will be needed when you take the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Chemistry exam for grades 7-12.

TExES Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics - Chapter Summary

The lessons contained in this chapter help you review chemical reaction rates and the factors that affect these reactions. You'll study formulas and theories relevant to this topic, which you can expect to be tested on when taking the TExES Chemistry exam. Once you fully grasp the concepts discussed in these lessons, you will be comfortable doing the following:

  • Define the modifying factors associated with the rate of a chemical reaction
  • Detail collision theory and its significance
  • Explain activation energy and catalysts
  • Outline reaction mechanisms and the rate determining step
  • Discuss reaction rate constant, equilibrium constant and chemical kinetics
  • Identify some of the chemicals found in household products

These video lessons make it easy to review a complex topic. Accompanying quizzes allow you to practice with multiple-choice questions, the format used in the actual exam. Our videos are easy to navigate using the video tags if you need to go back and review one subject or section over again.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: TExES Chemistry: 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.

Collision Theory: Definition & Significance

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Chemicals Found in Household Products

6. Chemicals Found in Household Products

Chemicals sound scary, but they're all around us. Learn about some of the most common household chemicals and how they're used. Demonstrate what you've learned with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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