3 posts • Page 1 of 1
As of right now, we only know about energy barriers causing this disparity between thermodynamically and kinetically favorable reactions. I'm assuming that once we know more about the actual mechanisms that go into the reactions, we can find out this.
The rate constant k, associated with kinetics, is related to the activation energy required for a reaction to occur and can tell you about the speed of a reaction and how quickly is reaches equilibrium. Thermodynamics is related to the free energy, ΔG, given off by a reaction and tells you about a reaction once it has already reached equilibrium. Kinetics is related to the reactivity while thermodynamics has more to do with stability.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests