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Unformatted text preview: t 1/2 = 0.693/k = ln 2 k Reaction profile (potential energy plot): OWL reference sheet activation energy; transition state; intermediate; endothermic vs exothermic reaction from profile Temperature & kinetics: Rate affected by Temperature Maxwell-Boltzmann Activation energy Arrhenius eq k = Ae Ea/RT Catalysts Rx mechanism elementary step unimolecular; bimolecular; termolecular rate determining step (slowest step) => dictates Rate law...
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- Spring '08