Physical Reaction Mechanisms
Chapter 14: 5-6 Homework
Textbook assignment: Read Kotz and Triechel, Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity Chapter 14: Sections 5 and 6.
- 14.5 For a reaction to occur, the reacting molecules molecules must not only have sufficient kinetic energy of motion (activation energy Ea), they must also collide effectively. The rate of a reaction depends not only on temperature, where heat energy supplies the kinetic energy for the collision, but on the shape of the molecules, and the frequency of effective collisions.
- 14.6 A reaction mechanism may involve multiple reactions between initial reactants and their intermediate products to produce the final products of the overall reaction. The rate of a multiple-step reaction will be constrained to the rate of the slowest reaction step.
k: reaction rate
Ea: activation energy
R: gas constant
A: frequency factor (collision rate)
|Elementary Step||Rate equation||Molecularity|
|A → product||Rate = k[A]||unimolecullar|
|A + B → product||Rate = k[A][B]||bimolecular|
|A + A → product||Rate = [A]2||bimolecular|
|2A + b → product||Rate = k[A]2[B]||trimolecular|
Read the following weblecture before chat: Reaction Mechanisms
Videos for Chapter 14: The Rates of Chemical Reactions
Review the Videos at Thinkwell Video Lessons.
- Under "Chemical Kinetics"
- Temperature and Rates
- The Collision Model
- The Arhennius Equation
- Reaction Mechanisms
- Determining the Rate Laws of Elementary Reactions
- Calculating the Rate Laws of Multiple Step Reactions
Use the Rates of Reactions Simulation Rates of Reactions Simulation to perform Rate Experiments.
- Accept the default initial scenario.
- Set up the contain with 10 A and 10 BC molecules, and set the bonds and stopwatch to show.
- Begin the experiment and start the stopwatch; let it run for 100 time units (or so). Do any reactions occur?
- Increase the heat until the total average energy is just above the final potential energy. How long does it take for the reaction to reach midpoinmt (5 of each molecule)?
- Reset the initial conditions, vary the experiment, and vary the concentrations.
- What happens when the total average energy is above the peak potential energy from the start of the reaction?
- What happens if you double the concentration and start with 20 of each reactant molecule?
- What happens if you start with 10 of each reactant and each product molecule?
- Draw some conclusions: how does temperature affect the reaction rate? How does concentration affect the reaction rate? Is the rate constant as long as there are reactants available?
Chat Preparation Activities
- Essay question: The Moodle forum for the session will assign a specific study question for you to prepare for chat. You need to read this question and post your answer before chat starts for this session.
- Mastery Exercise: The Moodle Mastery exercise for the chapter will contain sections related to our chat topic. Try to complete these before the chat starts, so that you can ask questions.
- Required: Complete the Mastery exercise with a passing score of 85% or better.
- Go to the Moodle and take the quiz for this chapter.
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