Relaxation time of chemical reactions from network thermodynamics

Yashonath, S. (1981) Relaxation time of chemical reactions from network thermodynamics Journal of Physical Chemistry, 85 (13). pp. 1808-1810. ISSN 0022-3654

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The relationship for the relaxation time(s) of a chemical reaction in terms of concentrations and rate constants has been derived from the network thermodynamic approach developed by Oster, Perelson, and Katchalsky. Generally, it is necessary to draw the bond graph and the "network analogue" of the reaction scheme, followed by loop or nodal analysis of the network and finally solving of the resulting differential equations. In the case of single-step reactions, however, it is possible to obtain an expression for the relaxation time. This approach is simpler and elegant and has certain advantages over the usual kinetic method. The method has been illustrated by taking different reaction schemes as examples.

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