Modeling Chemical Reaction Kinetics

  • François E. Cellier


In previous chapters of this text, we have considered various forms of energy, however, we treated them mostly in isolation. Transitions between different forms of energy were accomplished by so—called energy transducers, but, until now, no more than two forms of energy were involved in any such transition. Chapter 8 shed some light on distributed processes and showed how one form of energy, namely, heat, is transported by and transmitted through matter. In this chapter, we shall discuss what happens to the total energy balance when one type of matter interacts with another, i.e., we shall look at the thermodynamics of chemical reaction systems. Notice that, in this analysis, we are not so much interested in the chemical properties of matter (such as color, taste, smell, or toxicity), as we are interested in the physical properties of matter (such as temperature, pressure, volume, flow rate, or concentration). In this discussion, it will be unavoidable to consider a multitude of simultaneously occurring energy transitions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • François E. Cellier
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics ProgramUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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