A Second-Order Chemical Reaction

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A reaction of second order A + B → C is shown with initial concentrations , , and . The rate constant and the initial conditions are variable. Displayed are the time dependent concentrations that are solutions to the corresponding differential equations:





with initial conditions




More information on the solutions as well as special cases can be found in Details.


Contributed by: Gergard Schwaab and Chantal Lorbeer (Ruhr University Bochum) (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Solutions of the differential equations:

For the special case, :

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