CRE Asynchronous Learning

Unit 18



After completing Unit 15 of the text and associated website material, the reader will be able to:

  • Define a catalyst, a catalytic mechanism and a rate limiting step
  • Describe the steps in a catalytic mechanism and how one goes about deriving a rate law and a mechanism and rate limiting step consistent with the experimental data

Reading Assignment

Text: Chapter 10, pages 441-473

Web: Read through the Summary Notes for Chapter 10, and do the self-tests located here

Additionally, explore the Living Example Problems, Extra Help, Additional Materials, and so on under "Useful Links" here to further your understanding of the unit.

Lecture Notes: Read through the lecture notes for Lecture 23 located here

Time Estimate: 4.5 hours

Problem Assignment

Q101AQ10-1_A,Q102AQ10-2_A, doing the five iClicker questions here

P101B(b)P10-1_B(b), using either the Wolfram or Python LEPs,found here


Review the types of Socratic questions that are at the heart of critical thinking. Write an in-depth critical thinking question specific to Problem P12-5C (please do not simply paraphrase the question in the preface). Describe why your question requires critical thinking. Submit electronically to your professor.

Time Estimate: 3 hours

Study Problems



Unit 18: Total Time Estimate: 7.5 hours