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Chapter 9

Study tips and resources for Chapter 9 – Physical Chemistry by Laidler, Meiser, Sanctuary

Chemical Kinetics Part II: In great deeds, something abides!

Bvt. Maj. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Bvt. Maj. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

With all due respect to Joshua Chamberlain; what about little deeds? By “little” I don’t mean “less important”, but “microscopic”.

When studying (and understanding) chemical kinetics, I’ve always found marvelous that a microscopic interpretation of some phenomena is not only possible, but simple too! Continue reading

Chemical Reactions; What? How much? How fast?

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When dealing with chemical reactants, three important questions are usually asked.

(1)    What product(s) can be made,

(2)    How much can be made and

(3)    How fast can it be made.  Continue reading

Kinetics Part I: do not be hasty!

Chemical Kinetics

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In the Lord of The Rings book, Tolkien imagines a very ancient creature (an Ent, or tree-man, called “Treebeard”) who happens to cross the way of two little, and very anxious, hobbits. The wise Ent’s frequent advice to the hobbits is “do not be hasty!”.

This is a good advice for chemists to hear, too… when in University, we usually look for the perfect reaction’s outcome, 99% conversion, 99% yield, 99% enantiomeric excess. But, as soon as we leave this fairy kingdom, industries demand other objectives from us: 99% money, 0% waste, 0% time spent. How very different! Continue reading

Kinetic law says ‘last will be first’

Chemical Kinetics

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Reactions are usually complex events. Bonds are broken, formed, stretched and atoms driven by enthalpy and entropy in their marvelous path. From reactants to products, and vice versa.

Even when a system reaches equilibrium, it is very unusual for compounds to rest peacefully; instead, they will start going back and forth in perpetual motion. Continue reading

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Chapters 1 to 6 of Physical Chemistry - Laidler, Meiser, Sanctuary


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Physical Chemistry - Laidler, Meiser, Sanctuary
Physical Chemistry textbook
by Laidler, Meiser, Sanctuary


This popular Physical Chemistry text book is now available in electronic format. We have preserved much of the material of the former hard copy editions, making changes to improve understanding of the concepts in addition to including some of the recent discoveries in physical chemistry. Many chapters have new sections and the coverage of several chapters has been greatly expanded.

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