Kinetic vs thermodynamics

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Kinetic vs thermodynamics

Postby 205192823 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:40 am

I have difficulty understanding how to solve the problem when it uses kinetics vs thermodynamics in the question? How do I solve the problem in both different cases?

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Re: Kinetic vs thermodynamics

Postby AngieGarcia_4F » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:51 am

You use kinetics when you are observing the speed/rate of a reaction and use thermodynamics to tell if the reaction is favored or not

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Re: Kinetic vs thermodynamics

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:52 pm

You shouldn't confuse the two when doing calculations. When a question is asking about thermodynamics and kinetics at the same time it is most likely a conceptual problem that has to do energy profiles.

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Re: Kinetic vs thermodynamics

Postby Abigail_Hagen2G » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:02 pm

Kinetics is all about the rate. It involves activation energy, and rate constants, but thermodynamics has to do with Gibbs, entropy, enthalpy, and heat.

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