26 November 2020

The half-life of beer calculated with chemical kinetics

With the holiday season coming up I thought discussing the half-life of beer could be helpful to some
23 November 2020

Steps in chemical reaction in chemical kinetics

In this clip I am showing chain reactions, in a class demo, using multimedia from the latest edition of the  Physical Chemistry textbook by Laidler, Meiser […]
10 September 2020

Chemists and Parents compared, Kinetically speaking

Have you ever uttered or heard the phrase: Are we there yet? or How much longer?  Does this prompt flashbacks of your last family vacation!?  We are […]
23 July 2020

Kinetics basics in discussing a single reaction

When dealing with kinetics, the mechanism or actual pathway followed is required for all chemical equations. If the reaction proceeds exactly as written, it is called […]
20 July 2020

Chemical Kinetics Part II: In great deeds, something abides!

With all due respect to Joshua Chamberlain; what about little deeds? By “little” I don’t mean “less important”, but “microscopic”. When studying (and understanding) chemical kinetics, […]
6 July 2020

Chemical Reactions; What? How much? How fast?

When dealing with chemical reactants, three important questions are usually asked. (1)    What product(s) can be made, (2)    How much can be made and (3)    How […]
4 July 2020

Kinetics Part I: do not be hasty!

In the Lord of The Rings book, Tolkien imagines a very ancient creature (an Ent, or tree-man, called “Treebeard”) who happens to cross the way of […]
29 June 2020

Kinetic law says ‘last will be first’

Reactions are usually complex events. Bonds are broken, formed, stretched and atoms driven by enthalpy and entropy in their marvelous path. From reactants to products, and […]
1 October 2012

Chemical Kinetics Part III: Dragons, Caves & Catalysts

In 1974, Gary Gygax revolutionized the world of fantasy games by publishing the first edition of a game: it was called “Dungeons & Dragons”, and it soon […]

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