Kinetics - Reactions with Glowsticks

Kinetics - Reactions with Glowsticks

Kinetics is the science of reaction rates, i.e. how fast a reaction proceeds. The rate of a reaction is determined by several factors, one of which is temperature. As a rough guide, for every 10 degree Celsius rise in temperature, the rate of a reaction will double. This is because as the temperature rises molecules move faster and so collide more often and therefore the number of reactions per second increases.


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Experiments you can do at home

Welcome to Dr Hal's Backyard Science, experiments you can try at home. These are experiments that you can try in your garden or house with parental permission and supervision. Each of them comes with some health and safety instructions that an adult must read. The text is reproduced by kind permission of Education in Chemistry a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Experiments:


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