Simple and powerful: The reaction kinetics at surfaces of heterogeneous catalysts is reformulated in terms of the involved chemical potentials. Based on this formulism, an approach of searching for good catalysts is proposed without recourse to extensive calculations of reaction barriers and detailed kinetic analyses. (see picture; R=reactant, I=surface intermediate, P=product, and equation image=standard chemical potential).
- chemical potentials
- heterogeneous catalysis
- reaction kinetics
Cheng, J., & Hu, P. (2011). Theory of the kinetics of chemical potentials in heterogeneous catalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50(33), 7650-7654. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201101459