Law and order of chemical change

  • E. S. Swinbourne
Part of the Studies in Modern Chemistry book series (SMC)


The study of chemical kinetics involves an attempt to discover the laws of motion of chemical systems, or the changes that these systems undergo with time. Of prime importance is the change in the chemical composition of the system with time, but, in a wider sense, other types of motion may also be involved, such as the flow of matter into or out of the system, or the flow of heat through the system. Chemical engineering practice frequently demands an evaluation of all types of motion, but the laboratory study of chemical kinetics is usually aimed at the first, and experiments are commonly designed to maintain the other types of motion in a controlled or predictable condition.


Rate Coefficient Material Balance Hydrogen Chloride Enol Form Methyl Chloride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Swinbourne
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  1. 1.New South Wales Institute of TechnologyAustralia

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