Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 1146-1159

An investigation of the kinetics of a reversible monomolecular reaction between n components

Jaromír Jakeš

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 162 06 Prague 6


It has been shown that the solution of kinetic equations can be transformed into diagonalization of a symmetrical matrix, in contrast with the solution known so far and requiring diagonalization of a nonsymmetrical matrix. Simple formulas are given for the calculation of derivatives of the concentrations of individual components with respect to the parameters. All formulas are presented in a compact matrix form; their uniformity for a large number of cases recognized in the existing literature greatly facilitates writing computer programs for calculations of reaction kinetics.