Introduction of fast and slow processes and reactions.
Demo: Various different reactions from very slow to very
Methods of following chemical reactions by investigating
disappearance of reactant or appearance of product.
Expt 6: Effect of concentration on the rate of a reaction
Expt 7: Effect of temperature on the rate of a reaction.
Data analysis exercise
on concentration and temperature
Expt 8: Effect of particle size on the rate of reaction.
Relate this to solutions.
Expt 9: Effect of catalyst on the rate of reaction.
Catalysts in industry and biological systems
Application of collision theory to all of the above situations.
Other factors which may effect the rate of a chemical reaction.
- Light, (photosynthesis, photography) pressure etc.
Essay: The rate of chemical reactions
Test: Kinetics and equilibria