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Kinetic Determinations: Introduction

Kinetic Determinations

  1. Horacio A. Mottola

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a5701

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

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Mottola, H. A. 2006. Kinetic Determinations: Introduction. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


This introduction opens by discussing the distinction between kinetic and thermodynamic determinations. After defining equilibrium, pseudo-equilibrium, and dynamic measurements, a historical perspective is given that covers early tests and publications to the present overall scope of kinetic determinations. In closing, a listing of selected bibliography is presented; this follows a short narrative emphasizing that kinetics goes beyond determinations in analytical chemistry.