Kinetics is the study of rates of chemical reactions. Kinetics allows the chemists to predict how the speed of a reaction will change under a reaction conditions. The study of kinetics is very important because it can elucidate the information about the mechanism of a reaction and can also allow chemists to be more efficient in the laboratory. At higher concentrations a reaction will proceed more quickly. In a step wise reaction, the rate determining step (RDS) is the step with the highest energy transition state, also known as slow step.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014