Chapter 3. Reaction Rate Theory

  1. Prof. Dr. I. Chorkendorff1 and
  2. Prof. Dr. J. W. Niemantsverdriet2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602658.ch3

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics

Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics

How to Cite

Chorkendorff, I. and Niemantsverdriet, J. W. (2003) Reaction Rate Theory, in Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602658.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Technical University of Denmark, Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalysis (ICAT), Building 312, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark

  2. 2

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, NL 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305742

Online ISBN: 9783527602650

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Keywords:

  • reaction rate theory;
  • Boltzmann distribution;
  • partition function;
  • total partition function;
  • translational partition function;
  • vibrational partition function;
  • rotational partition function;
  • electronic partition function;
  • nuclear partition function;
  • collision theory;
  • reaction probability;
  • Lindemann theory;
  • transition state theory;
  • surface reactions;
  • adsorption;
  • reaction between adsorbates;
  • desorption

Summary

  • Introduction

  • The Boltzmann Distribution and the Partition Function

  • Partition Functions of Atoms and Molecules

    • The Boltzmann Distribution

      • Justification for Equating λ2 with 1/T

    • Maxwell–Boltzmann Distribution of Velocities

    • Total Partition Function of System

      • Translational Partition Function

      • Vibrational Partition Function

      • Rotational (and Nuclear) Partition Function

      • Electronic and Nuclear Partition Functions

  • Molecules in Equilibrium

  • Collision Theory

    • Rate of Surface Collisions

    • Reaction Probability

    • Fundamental Objection Against Collision Theory

  • Activation of Reacting Molecules by Collisions: The Lindemann Theory

  • Transition State Theory

    • Thermodynamic Form of the Rate Transition State Expression

  • Transition State Theory of Surface Reactions

    • Adsorption of Atoms

      • Indirect Adsorption

      • Direct Adsorption

    • Adsorption of Molecules

      • Precursor-mediated or Indirect Adsorption

      • Direct Adsorption

    • Reaction Between Adsorbates

    • Desorption of Molecules

  • Summary