Kinetics of Complex Reactions: Steady-State and Equilibrium Approximations©
Flick Coleman
Department of Chemistry
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA 02181
United States
mail to: wcoleman@wellesley.edu



Abstract
This document contains an exercise in which students can explore the steady-state and equilibrium approximations for a two step series reaction where the first step is an equilibrium. Here students use the Runge-Katta method to solve the differential equations for this reaction type. Completion of the exercises in the article entitled Maxwel Boltzman Distribution would give students the skills necessary to implement the RK method in this document.
Keywords
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Kinetics, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Mechanisms of Reactions
Documents
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
KineticsComplexRxsII.mcd Mathcad Computational Document Mathcad
KineticsComplexRxsII.pdf Read-Only Document
Comments to: Flick Coleman at wcoleman@wellesley.edu.
©Copyright Flick Coleman, 1996. All rights reserved. You are welcome to use this document in your own classes but commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.