Chemical Kinetics I Overview

Chemical Kinetics I

Presented by Prof. Michael Anderson

In the first module of this course on Chemical Kinetics we are going to cover all the basics that you need to understand the subject. We will discuss what reaction rate means and how it is affected by the stoichiometry of a reaction. By considering the dependence of the rate on concentration of reacting species we will introduce the concept of reaction order and show how this can be determined experimentally. Finally, we will consider how the reaction rate depends upon the temperature of reaction and from this how we can determine the activation energy for a process.

Additional Material

Chemistry3 by Andrew Burrows, John Holman, Andrew Parsons, Gwen Pilling and Gareth Price.

This is Chapter 9 from the text book recommended by Prof. Michael Anderson to first year chemists at The University of Manchester and contains most of the material covered in this part of the course.


Chemistry3: Introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry by Burrows et al (2013) Chp.9 By permission of © Oxford University Press

Once you have completed all of the video lectures, you should be in a position to complete the first quiz of this section.

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