Chemical kinetics aim to describe the behaviour of a reaction system over time - either generalized or in details.
When modelling the behaviour of aviation fuel, chemical kinetics for the theoretical basis for modelling the chemical processes occuring in aviation fuel.
From an applied point of view, chemical kinetics require the user to have a general understanding of differential equations. Chemical reaction schemes can be converted into a system of coupled first order time dependent differential equations that describe the species loss and production rates. A suitable ODE solver, one that can handle stiff differential equations can then be employed to solve the system and obtain a time development of a reaction mechanism.