- Physical Chemistry I
Spring 2012, Unique 52575
Lecture Summary, 22 April 2013
Reactions: Unimolecular reactions proceed through the
1) R + R --> R* + R
2) R* --> P
where the first elementary step is rate determining and the steady-state approximation is valid. Depending on the concentration of the reactant R, this reaction will either be first order in [R] or second order in [R].
Radical Reactions: I'll talk more about these on Wednesday