3. Discuss why knowledge of the kinetics and equilibrium of a chemical reaction would be of importance to a chemist. Include in your discussion a definition of kinetics and of equilibrium .
One reason for the importance of kinetics is that it provides evidence for the mechanisms of chemical processes. Besides being of intrinsic scientific interest, knowledge of reaction mechanisms is of practical use in deciding what is the most effective way of causing a reaction to occur.
Chemical kinetics – The study of the rates of chemical processes.
Equilibrium - The condition of a system in which competing influences. are balanced