Applications of Kinetics


            The study of chemical kinetics unlocks the secret to many things in our everyday lives.  The following are just a sample of the way that we can use the kinetics concepts of gas laws (also part of fluid dynamics) to understand how certain things work.  Each topic will be discussed in two parts.  First, the underlying kinetics principles will be stated to ensure that we are thinking in the right direction.  Second, the concepts will be applied to the topic to explain how the system works.


S.C.U.B.A. Diving




Refrigerators & Air Conditioners


Freeze Drying


Weather Systems




The Internal Combustion Engine