University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (8): 76-80.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201905054

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Ubiquitous Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics

Yanchong HUANG,Ruihao LUO,Shiyong CUI,Simin FANG,Hong WU,Lingling LI,Yuxi WANG,Pingping ZHU,Wei SHAO*()   

  • Received:2019-05-20 Accepted:2019-06-14 Published:2019-06-24
  • Contact: Wei SHAO
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Starting from an example of how to extinguish a fire, this article illustrates how chemical dynamics plays a role in our life. It also introduces what is chemical dynamics and the contribution of Dutch chemist Jacobus H. van't Hoff to chemical dynamics. The horse racing analogy is used to illustrate how the amount of reactants, energy, catalysts and other factors affect the chemical reaction rate.

Key words: Science popularization, Chemical dynamics, Ubiquitous chemistry