Basic chemical kinetics: overview

Chemical kinetics is the study of the rates of chemical reactions. The analysis of the rates of chemical processes involves understanding how different factors like temperature and pressure affect the speed of these processes, which in turn allow us to optimise conditions to synthesise useful products safely and efficiently.

The rate of a reaction is defined as:

rate=\frac{change\, in\, amount\, of\, reactants\, or\, products}{change\, in\, time}\; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; 1

with the amount of reactants or products being measured by mass, volume or number of moles.


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