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Cyianna 2F
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Postby Cyianna 2F » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:43 pm

How are kinetics and thermodynamics related?

Tia Tomescu 2D
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Re: kinetics

Postby Tia Tomescu 2D » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:57 pm

Both are studying reactions, but thermodynamics is only concerned with the initial and final states while kinetics factors in the speed of the reaction--their rates.

Manasvi Paudel 1A
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Re: kinetics

Postby Manasvi Paudel 1A » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:07 pm

Kinetics is related to reactivity and thermodynamics is related to stability!

Kevin Tabibian 1A
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Re: kinetics

Postby Kevin Tabibian 1A » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:10 am

They both play a role in determining the extent of reactions

Masih Tazhibi 2I
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Re: kinetics

Postby Masih Tazhibi 2I » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:49 pm

One of the big things that I've noticed is that thermodynamics was heavily concerned with state functions, that is, the initial and final relative states of a system without respect to the path the reaction took. I think Kinetics is concerned with the very path dependency that thermodynamics ignored, and it is used to determine mechanisms for predicting the rates of reactions.

Katelyn B 2E
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Re: kinetics

Postby Katelyn B 2E » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:47 pm

Another example of how kinetics and thermodynamics connect is if you add heat (one aspect of thermodynamics) to a reaction, its rate will increase due to an increase of kinetic energy.

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