KINETICS OF COMPLEX HOMOGENEOUS REACTIONS


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KINETICS OF COMPLEX HOMOGENEOUS REACTIONS
KINETICS OF COMPLEX HOMOGENEOUS REACTIONSGlobal or complex reactions are not usually well represented by mass action kinetics because the rate results from the combined effect of several simultaneous elementary reactions (each subject to mass action kinetics) that underlie the global reaction. The elementary steps include short-lived and unstable intermediate components such as free radicals, ions, molecules, transition complexes, etc.The reason many global reactions between stable reactants and products have complex mechanisms is that these unstable intermediates have to be produced in order for the reaction to proceed at reasonable rates. Often simplifying assumptions lead to closed-form kinetic rate expressions even for very complex global rea…
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Dr. Don W. Green; Dr. Marylee Z. Southard: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition. KINETICS OF COMPLEX HOMOGENEOUS REACTIONS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2019), AccessEngineering Export