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Exam 3 knowledge checklist
Kinetics:
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Determining initial rate from time/concentration data. Units. Algebraic sign. The differential.
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Determining the order in concentration of reactants and/or products.
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How the balanced equation determines the relative rates of formation (consumption) of
reactants (products).
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The rate expression.
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Deriving a value for the rate constant k. Units
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Determine the rate of a reaction from its rate constant & rate expression.
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Rate expressions for zero, first, second order.
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The integrated rate expression for the common cases of zero, first and second order reactions.
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Calculation of reaction mixture composition, given initial reaction conditions and the rate
expression.
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How to determine the half life of a first order reaction. What it means. What is the composition
of the reaction mixture after
n
half lives.
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Pseudo first order reactions.
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Catalysis. Definition and examples.
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Linear plots to determine order.
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Autocatalysis
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 Spring '08
 Tomasik
 Kinetics

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