Unit 6: Kinetics

Learning Objectives for Unit 6 is located here.

Speed it up or SLOW DOWN! How quickly (or not so quickly) a reaction proceeds and the factors that influence it is referred to the study of chemical kinetics. To be discussed: rates of reactions, integrated rate law, differential rate law, and half life.

How to Solve 🆘

Complete List of Sample Problems below.

Determining Reaction Rates

Rate Laws and Order of a Reaction

Determining Rate Laws from Rate vs. Concentration Data (Differential Rate Law)

Determining Rate Laws from Concentration vs. Time Data (Integrated Rate Law)

Using Integrated Rate Laws

Half Life

  • Determining a half life
  • Converting a half life to a rate constant
  • Graphical relations and half lives

Practice Problems

Assorted Unit Practice Problems KEY

Reaction Mechanism Practice KEY

Determining Activation Energy


*denotes supplemental material, not distributed in class

Assigned Textbook Problems

Chapter 14: Kinetics #9, 12, 25, 31, 35, 41, 45, 49, 51, 57, 65, 69, 73, 79, 93, 103, 110, 116

Labs/ Demonstrations

Video Resources