Ways to approach reaction mechanism


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Chew 2H
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Ways to approach reaction mechanism

Postby Chew 2H » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:25 pm

In lecture, Lavelle went through the 3 ways to to calculate reaction mechanism, Steady state, pre equilibrium and the "direct computation: solve for differential equations". What exactly is the "direct computation" approach. I'm kinda confused.

Harsha 1J
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Re: Ways to approach reaction mechanism

Postby Harsha 1J » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:52 pm

Could someone also explain the pre-equilibrium method.

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Re: Ways to approach reaction mechanism

Postby Christy Lee 2H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:29 am

The direct computation method has a lot of advanced math that computers do, so we will not use it. We only need to know how to do the pre-equilibrium method which is where a slow step causes a bottleneck of the products from the step before, creating a pre-equilibrium.


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