Diffusion Limited Reactions

  • William Strieder
  • Rutherford Aris
Part of the Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy book series (STPHI, volume 24)


A diffusion limited reaction rate is one which depends solely on the rate at which solute molecules diffuse to the site of reaction such as the surface of a reactant particle. When all reaction processes at the surface of the reactant particle are so fast that surface equilibrium conditions are maintained, the effective (or net) reaction rate does not depend on the nature of the process at the site of reaction, but rather upon the rate of transport by diffusion.


Reaction Zone Infinite Dilution Trial Function Precipitate Particle Effective Rate Constant 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Strieder
    • 1
  • Rutherford Aris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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