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.

Notes & Examples

Unit 6 Notes

Example Problems, U6

Selected Slides/ Images U6 πŸ–₯


Reaction Mechanisms

Methods Determining Rates with Examples

Kinetics Summary

TI Calculator: Integrated Rate Law Graphs

Handout Directions

Video Tutorial


Reference Resources

How to Solve πŸ†˜

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 πŸ”‘

Reaction Mechanism Practice πŸ”‘

Determining Activation Energy


*denotes supplemental material, not distributed in class

Assigned Textbook Problems

Labs/ Demonstrations

Video Resources