University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (4): 137-144.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201912010

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Redesign of Belousov-Zhabotinsky (B-Z) Reaction, an Experiment in Physical Chemistry

Xin Hu, Ze Chen, Tao Yan, Kai Hu, Faqiong Zhao, Chi Huang, Yuwen Liu()   

  • Received:2019-12-02 Accepted:2019-12-23 Published:2019-12-30
  • Contact: Yuwen Liu


The classical kinetic experiment in physical chemistry, Belousov-Zhabotinsky (B-Z) oscillating reaction, was redesigned. The mathematical treatment of nonlinear complex reaction kinetics based on the reaction mechanism and the application of B-Z reaction in the detection of silver ions are introduced in the new experimental scheme. The new scheme can deepen students' understanding of nonlinear non-equilibrium kinetics and dissipative structure. Moreover, the numerical method dealing with the complex kinetics can be used in future scientific research and practice.

Key words: B-Z reaction, Oscillation, Nonlinear kinetics, FKN mechanism, Detection of silver ion