This video is about Chemical Kinetics and explains in details the Reaction Rate Laws. After watching this video, you should be able to:
- Know that a reaction mechanism is a series of elementary steps reactions that provide a possible explation on how a chemical reaction occurs.
- Understand that the proposed reaction mechanism must satisfy two requirements:
- The sum of the elementary steps must give the overall balanced equation for the reaction.
- The rate law determined from the reaction mechanism must agree with the experimentally determined rate law.
- Know the Rate-Determining Step is the slowest step in the reaction.
- Know that Intermediates are species that are produced and consumed during the course of a chemical reaction.
- Understand that molecularity refers to the number of species that must collide to produce the reaction (unimolecular, bimolecular, and termolecular reactions).
- Know that the rate law of elementary steps reactions can be written from their molecularity (reaction coefficients).