Kinetically v. Thermodynamically Controlled Reaction

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Layal Suboh 1I
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Kinetically v. Thermodynamically Controlled Reaction

Postby Layal Suboh 1I » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:12 pm

What does it mean for a reaction to be kinetically/thermodynamically controlled? How does temperature affect a reaction that is kinetically controlled?

chaggard
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Re: Kinetically v. Thermodynamically Controlled Reaction

Postby chaggard » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:57 am

It means that the outcome of the reaction is controlled by two factors: stability of products (Thermo) and rate of product production (Kinetics). Temperature comes into play because at low temperatures a reaction would be favored in the forward and relies on the rates of formation. Higher temperature could possible allow for the reaction to be reversible, depending on the reaction. At very high temperature, the reaction would be reversible and entirely dependent on equilibrium constants.

Athena L 1B
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Re: Kinetically v. Thermodynamically Controlled Reaction

Postby Athena L 1B » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:51 am

can that tell you anything about the rate of the reaction?


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