Introduction to Chemical Kinetics



After introducing the basis of the Arrhenius equation and its relationship to transition-state theory , forms of global chemical kinetic models are summarized, including shrinking core and pseudo nth-order reactions; sigmoidal reactions such as sequential, random scission, autocatalytic , logistic, and nucleation-growth model; and distributed reactivity models, including continuous and discrete activation energy distribution models. Isoconversional and model fitting methods for deriving chemical kinetic models are described, including how to use simple kinetic analyses to derive initial guesses for nonlinear regression of complex models. Common errors that lead to erroneous Arrhenius parameters are outlined.


Isoconversional Model fitting Prout-tompkins model Sigmoidal reactions Autocatalytic reactions Random scission reactions Distributed reactivity model DAEM 


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