Rate of Reaction

The rate at which the conversion of reactants takes place. The rate of reaction (r) is a function of concentrations (F(c)) and the reaction rate constant (k): r = koF(cA,cB,...,cX). The heat (q) produced by a reaction is a linear function of the rate of reaction which makes the rate of reaction a basic parameter in determining the required cooling capacity during all stages of the reaction process.