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Kinetics - Appendix Kinetics 1 Kinetics(Note This Appendix...

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Appendix – Kinetics 1 Kinetics (Note: This Appendix is meant as a brief review of how to interpret kinetic data and is not meant to be a comprehensive description of the field.) Kinetics is the study of reaction rates. The systems under investigation are not yet at equilibrium but changes and rates of changes are monitored. The measurements made under these dynamic conditions therefore require preparation, planning, and often speed in your analytical techniques. It is often of interest to obtain information about the dependence of the reaction rate on the concentrations of the reacting species. This is referred to as the order of the reaction. The order is dependent upon the mechanism of the reaction; therefore information about the actual chemical reaction can be obtained from kinetic data. Reaction orders are often small whole numbers. A reaction in which the rate is directly proportional to the concentration of a single species is referred to as having a first order reaction rate. If the rate is independent of the species' concentration,
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