The iodine clock reaction is a fun experiment shown to undergraduates to illustrate that chemical reactions can show periodic behaviour. Presumably, or hopefully, there is a system of differential equations for this system that can be studied qualitatively. Some qualitative approaches are visual, including slope fields and phase diagrams. An example of a qualitatively discoverable property of a system is the existence of attractors.

Has someone made visualizations of the phase space or slope fields for the differential equations governing the iodine clock reaction?



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