This video is about Chemical Kinetics and explains in details the Reaction Rate Laws. After watching this video, you should be able to:

  • State the postulates of collision theory.
  • Understand that according to the Collision Model, molecules must collide in order to react, in addition they must be with the correct orientation and with sufficient energy.
  • Understand that Activation Energy (Ea) is the minimum amount of energy required to have an effective collision to convert atoms or molecules into the activated complex (transition state).
  • State the criteria for a chemical reaction to occur.
  • Derive alternative forms of the Arrhenius Equation.
  • Solve problems relating to activation energy.
  • Plot ln(k) versus 1/T to determine the energy of activation for a given reaction.
  • Know that a catalyst is a substance that speeds up a reaction without being consumed itself.
  • Understand the effects of catalysis.
  • Know that catalysts lower the activation energy but do not change ΔH for the reaction.
  • Know that catalysts provide shorter reaction pathways.
  • The two types of catalyst: Heterogeneous and homogeneous.

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