SAT Subject Test Chemistry

PART 2

REVIEW OF MAJOR TOPICS

CHAPTER 9

Rates of Chemical Reactions

Chapter Summary

The following terms summarize all the concepts and ideas that were introduced in this chapter. You should be able to explain their meaning and how you would use them in chemistry. They appear in boldface type in this chapter to draw your attention to them. The boldface type also makes it easier for you to look them up if you need to. You could also use the search or “Google” action on your computer to get a quick and expanded explanation of these terms, laws, and formulas.

activation energy

factors affecting reaction rates

catalyst

Law of Mass Action

collision theory

reaction mechanism

Internet Resources

Online content that reinforces major concepts discussed in this chapter can be found at the following Internet addresses if they are still available. Some may have been changed or deleted.

Factors Affecting Reaction Rates

http://www.chm.davidson.edu/ChemistryApplets/kinetics/index.html

This site offers you virtual experiments to demonstrate how factors affect reaction rates.