Chemical Reactions

Kinetics and Thermodynamics

What is the stoichiometry of a reaction?

The stoichiometry of a reaction is closely tied to the idea of the conservation of matter; it tells us the ratio in which the molecules react. Again using the example at the beginning of this chapter, the reaction stoichiometry 1:2:1:2 describes the ratio in which methane and oxygen react to form carbon dioxide and water.


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