The Rate Equation

  • R. A. van Santen
  • J. W. Niemantsverdriet
Part of the Fundamental and Applied Catalysis book series (FACA)

Abstract

If a system of reactants and products is not in equilibrium, then the reaction is driven by its chemical affinity. If the system is close to equilibrium, the reaction rate decreases exponentially to zero until equilibrium is reached.

Keywords

Rate Equation Entropy Production Reaction Equation Malonic Acid Elementary Step 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. van Santen
    • 1
  • J. W. Niemantsverdriet
    • 1
  1. 1.Schuit Institute of CatalysisEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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