Fractal Reaction Kinetics

  title={Fractal Reaction Kinetics},
  author={Raoul Kopelman},
  pages={1620 - 1626}
  • R. Kopelman
  • Published 23 September 1988
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Science
Classical reaction kinetics has been found to be unsatisfactory when the reactants are spatially constrained on the microscopic level by either walls, phase boundaries, or force fields. Recently discovered theories of heterogeneous reaction kinetics have dramatic consequences, such as fractal orders for elementary reactions, self-ordering and self-unmixing of reactants, and rate coefficients with temporal "memories." The new theories were needed to explain the results of experiments and… Expand
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