chemical kinetics

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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
17 May 2020

What is the Equilibrium Constant?

Equilibrium is certainly one of the most interesting topics for a chemist! However, it seems that to study it is neither easy (nor enjoyable) for our […]
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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