Study Guide

Kinetics Topics

Collision and Transition State Theory

Have you ever wondered how reactions occur anyway? We've already learned that reactions are all...

Factors Influencing Reaction Kinetics

Pretend you are waiting in line for your driver's license at the DMV. Would you rather wait 15...

Reaction Rate

The song "Ten in the Bed" is a classic children's song. It also is completely insane. How do you...

Plotting Kinetics Experiments

y = mx + b. The formula for the boring old line. Chemists revere the line in the same way that...

Arrhenius Equation

Svante Arrhenius…putting the k in kinetics for 120 years. Svante Arrhenius, which roughly...

Dynamic Equilibrium

Dynamic equilibrium. Living dead. Jumbo shrimp. Oxymorons? You bet. The English language bends...

The Equilibrium Constant

Have you heard about yin and yang? They're total opposites of each other, but they're also...

Le Chatelier's Principle

LeChatelier's Principle sounds like a long shot horse at the Kentucky Derby. If it were, we...

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics. The mere word strikes fear in the hearts of almost all who hear it. Or see it....

Common Mistakes

In only first-order reactions, the half-life is independent of the initial concentration....

Test Your Knowledge

1. According to Collision Theory, what needs to happen in order for a reaction to occur?a)...