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Theory of Reactions

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Reaction Kinetics

We have established that in order for a reaction to occur at all, ΔG < 0, however, we still have not concluded anything about the rate of reaction. This is the realm of kinetics.

Reaction Energetics

Now we have discussed, and looked at, various factors affecting the reactivity of a species, and which types of reagents attack where, we can look at the variation of these factors from one structure to another, and hope these factors also affect the course, and rate, of a reaction.