Chemical kinetics is the study of reaction rates, activation energy and catalysts. Watch this webinar to learn how to derive rate laws from experimental data or a rate determining step. We will also review the difference between transition state and intermediate, between a kinetic product and thermodynamic product. There will be some overlaps with enzyme kinetics as well as thermodynamics and equilibrium.
At a glance
Determine rate laws from elementary steps and steps with intermediates
Determine rate laws from experimental data
Apply chemical kinetics to enzyme kinetics and nucleophilic substitution (orgo!)
Kinetics vs. thermodynamics
Transition state vs. intermediate
Rate constants and rate orders
Effects of catalysts
On the MCAT
There will not be many pure kinetics questions on the test but kinetics permeates how we think about rates in biochemistry and organic chemistry
Deducing rate laws from experimental data does not require intensive math but does require a steady and quick eye for powers.
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