Hi all,

I want to calculate the kinetics of the following system:

A -> B

}-> BD

C -> D

}-> DF

E -> F

In short, three parallel 1st order reactions, followed by two competing 2nd order reactions. The first part of the parallel is nailed down, the latter part also when there is no competition (either B + D -> BD or D + F -> DF). However, I fear that when there is a competition between B and F for D, the situation becomes very complicated as the reduction in the concentration of D is the sum of both reaction, which affects both rates.

I studied several Chemical Kinetics books (eg. Foundations of Chemical Kinetics by Benson, Principles of Chemical Kinetics by House, and Organic Reactions and their Mechanism by Maskill), but I would love to find a compilation of a large variety of systems, with their appropriate mathematical equations. I will work on deriving them myself, but being an organic medicinal chemist, this might take a while.

Does anyone know a place where I can find or derive the mathematical equation that describes this system? That would be very helpful.

Many thanks,