Collision Model of Reactions

In order to react particles must

     •  collide

     •  with enough kinetic energy

    •  to break bonds

AN EFFECTIVE COLLISION - enough KE to break bonds  watch an effective collision

ACTIVATION ENERGY - the energy required to break bonds Click here for video showing activation energy in reaction

 Be sure to scroll all the way down for factors that affect the rate of the reaction and helpful animations link.

 Introducing Reaction Rates  Click here

FACTORS AFFECTING REACTIONS RATES. Help visualizing - scroll down on this link to see the particles in motion

Helpful link with animations to show factors affecting the rates of reactions

reaction rate simulation - click here