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Rates of chemical reaction

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This chapter discusses that the rate of a chemical reaction can be obtained by either measuring the amount of products formed or by measuring the amount of reagents used up in a given time. Chemical reactions can be considered as a rearrangement of elements, or groups of elements, into new patterns. Each particular chemical reaction takes place at an individual rate which can be very slow or very rapid. Because of this large variation in reaction time, it is apparent that under a set of conditions one reaction might not take place while another takes place with ease. Chemical reactions do not all take place in the same way. Some chemical reactions take place by a one step mechanism while others ...

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