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

 

Baseball

 

Refrigerators & Air Conditioners

 

Freeze Drying

 

Weather Systems

 

Popcorn

 

The Internal Combustion Engine