Estimation of rate coefficients

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


The choice of an appropriate method for estimating a rate coefficient is dictated largely by the behaviour of the reaction system and the experimental procedures adopted for its study. Reliable results are usually the outcome of sensible planning of experiments, and, in this respect material balance graphs, such as those outlined in Chapter 3, can provide valuable guidance to methods which are likely to prove successful.


Rate Coefficient Dead Space Hydrogen Chloride Sodium Ethoxide Diethyl Acetal 
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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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