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1-011-Kinetics-ModelingScenario

Author(s): Brian Winkel

SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations

Keywords: kinetics chemistry Law of Mass Action chemical kinetics order of reaction chemical reaction

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Resource Image We make the connection between chemistry course and differential equations coursework. We do this through modeling kinetics, or rates of chemical reaction. We study zeroth, first, and second order reactions.

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Differential Equation Type
Qualitative Analysis
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Pedagogical Approaches
Vision and Change Core Competencies - Ability

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We study zeroth, first, and second order reactions and offer many opportunities to model these chemical reactions with data, some of which comes from traditional introductory chemistry textbooks.

We ask students to verify their model through parameter estimation. We use Excel's Trendline addition to graphs/charts to select the models for the data and transformed data to take advantage of Trendline's set function choices and we also use Mathematica's direct nonlinear fitting capabilities.

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Author(s): Brian Winkel

SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations

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