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Kinetics vs. Thermodynamics: An Overview

Vishal Jain


Almost every chemical reaction has a kinetic and a thermodynamic aspect. The terms ‘kinetic’ and ‘thermodynamic’ though inter-related are two different facets of a chemical reaction. Here is an overview of the underlying relationships between the two through application to chemical reactions and an example from natural processes.

Keywords: activation energy, chemical reaction, kinetic, reactant, thermodynamics

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