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Calculus in chemistry... Think quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics.

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Derivation of rate laws uses integration.

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Cesium: what is derivation of rate laws exactly?

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Borek: Can you give me specific process that involves calculus?

Relatively simple one: finding limiting current on spherical microelectrode during electrolysis.

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Pressure of a gas in a gravitational field.

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Radiatiove decay, in order to know how much time it takes for a contaminated area to be safe.

Chemical kinetics, used to predict a reaction's speed or to determine the mechanism of a reaction (especially in organic chemistry).

Quantum mechanics, in which the use of calculus and differential equations (which is a tool completely based on calculus, anyway) determines the behavior of atoms and molecules.

Many branches of physical chemistry use calculus as well.

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