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Differential Equations for Chemical Kinetics

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A wide variety of chemical reactions can be modeled with coupled (often nonlinear) differential equations. These equations describe the time evolution of the concentrations of the various chemical species: reactants, intermediaries, catalysts, and products. Such problems are quite simple to set up and solve with Mathematica. The function NDSolve numerically integrates the differential equations that arise. The resulting concentrations can be plotted as a function of time and can also be used to accurately compute the expected concentration of the molecular species.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Differential Equations
*Science > Chemistry

chemical reactions, reactants, intermediaries, catalysts
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