Introduction to chemical kinetics

    The field of chemistry that is called chemical kinetics is mainly engaged with the study of the rates of chemical reactions, as well as with the factors that influence them. The knowledge of the rates of chemical reactions has a vast theoretical and practical interest. A lot of valuable conclusions are deduced about the reaction’s mechanism and the structure of the compounds that participate in these reactions. In the industrial field the knowledge of the production rate of a product is a determining factor in order to evaluate its cost.