kinetics vs. thermodynamics

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Alexandra Bartolome 2H
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kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:50 am

What does it mean when kinetics rather than thermodynamics is controlling a reaction?

TimVintsDis4L
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Re: kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:53 am

So Kinetics deals with how fast or slow a species react, but Thermodynamics deals with how stable they are in one state or another. That's essentially what the question is asking.

Myka G 1l
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Re: kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby Myka G 1l » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:57 am

Short reaction times usually mean the reaction is kinetically controlled while longer reaction times usually suggest thermodynamic reaction control.

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Re: kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby 705302428 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:44 am

kinetics deals with reaction speed while thermodynamics deals with stability

Chantel_2I
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Re: kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby Chantel_2I » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Kinetics focuses on the process and speed of the reaction, while thermodynamics focuses on the beginning and end of the reaction, regardless of how the reaction got there.

Ritu Gaikwad 2E
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Re: kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby Ritu Gaikwad 2E » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:49 am

Thermodynamics is focused on the transfer of heat or energy in a reaction, focusing primarily on the beginning and ends of the state of a reaction while kinetics is focused on the actual speed of the process taken to get to that reaction.

Nuoya Jiang
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Re: kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby Nuoya Jiang » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:02 am

So if a product forms when the temperature is high, it is controlled by thermodynamics; if another product forms when the temperature is low, it is controlled by kinetics since it has a relatively low activation ennergy.

Maya Gollamudi 1G
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Re: kinetics vs. thermodynamics

Postby Maya Gollamudi 1G » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:56 pm

Kinetics favors reactions with low activation energy, as the reaction will occur more quickly.


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