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Kinetic Methods for Predicting Reaction Behavior

Kinetic methods are used to understand how different conditions influence chemical reaction rates

Kinetic methods are of fundamental importance for process development and the optimization of chemical processes. They provide us with information about the influence of temperature, time, concentration, catalysts, and inhibitors.

Conversion calculations
Kinetic methods are practical for calculating the conversion of a starting material into a final product. This so-called global reaction describes how fast the overall reaction occurs.  

Simulate reaction behavior
We can use mathematical models to simulate reaction behavior. This allows us to reduce the number of practical experiments to a minimum. We obtain valuable information about safety, scale-up, and stability.

Predicting reaction behavior
The most important application of kinetic methods in thermal analysis is to predict reaction behavior under conditions where measurements are difficult to perform or where the reaction times are very short or very long.

In brief, this webinar discusses various kinetic methods and why they are so attractive. It begins with an overview of kinetics theory and shows you how we can obtain suitable experimental data from differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis. Finally, several applications that demonstrate how we can use the results to predict reaction behavior are presented. Some of the examples also illustrate how to check predictions.

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