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Reaction kinetics

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      International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2023

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2023

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Reaction kinetics or chemical kinetics determines the rate of a chemical reaction and the molecular process by which the reaction occurs. Chemical kinetics relates to many aspects of cosmology, geology, biology, engineering, and even psychology and thus has far-reaching implications. The principles of chemical kinetics apply to purely physical processes and chemical reactions. Information about reaction mechanisms is also provided by certain non-kinetic studies, but little can be known about a mechanism until its kinetics has been investigated. The vast amount of work done in chemical kinetics has led to the conclusion that some chemical reactions known as elementary reactions go in a single step; other reactions which are said to be stepwise, composite, or complex go in more than one step.

    If a reaction is stepwise, kinetic measurements provide evidence for the mechanism of the individual elementary steps Information about reaction mechanisms is also provided by certain non-kinetic studies, but little can be known about a mechanism until its kinetics has been investigated. Both these chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics bring significant facts and theories relating to the rates at which chemical reactions occur from both the macroscopic and microscopic points of view. A useful rate measure is the half-life of a reactant, which is defined as the time that it takes for half of the initial amount to do a reaction. The Natural Path approach to chemical reaction kinetics was developed to bridge the gap between the Mass Action mechanistic approach and the non-mechanistic irreversible thermodynamic approach.

    The reaction velocities arising from the particular rate equation chosen by kineticists to represent the kinetic behavior of a chemical reaction are the outcome of the Natural Path approach. In an attempt made to predict bacterial growth kinetics in food substrates, Doona and coworkers introduced the so-called chemical kinetics approach (CKA) to rationalize bacterial growth curves. This approach encompassed the treatment of bacteria, nutrients, and metabolites as chemical species involved in several coupled processes that follow the rules of chemical kinetics. The CKA is settled in between empirical laws and their extensions usually based on logistic curve fitting procedures and kinetic modeling at the biochemical level. By investigating reaction kinetics, both the individual orders of elementary steps in a reaction and the overall order of the reaction are determined.


    * Chemical kinetics
    * Kinetics measurement
    * Reaction dynamics
    * Half-life
    * Natural path
    * CKA

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