2019 Exercise in Introductory Chemical Kinetics

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemistry
Instructor(s)
Kitajima Masashi  Hosaka Koichi 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr7-8(H114)  
Group
-
Course number
CHM.C303
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course facilitates, through solving exercises, students’ understanding the basic concepts on chemical kinetics.

Student learning outcomes

Through solving exercises in this course, students will be able to understand the basics of chemical reactions from the view point of physical chemistry.

Keywords

physical chemistry, rate constant, rate equation, reaction order, transition state theory, reaction cross section

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Solving exercises and its explanation.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Reaction rate, rate constant, rate equation Write down the rate equation using the rate constant
Class 2 Reaction order, molecularity of reaction Explain reaction order and molecularity of the reaction
Class 3 first order reaction, second order reaction Solve the rate equation of first order reaction and second order reaction
Class 4 Consecutive reaction, pseudo-first order reaction, Steady-state approximation Explain consecutive reaction and pseudo-first order reaction, and solve the rate equation by using steady-state approximation
Class 5 Transition state theory Explain transition state theory
Class 6 Collision theory and collision cross section Obtain the root mean square velocity of gases using the collision cross sections and Boltzmann distribution.
Class 7 Reaction cross section of bimolecular reaction Give the relation between the reaction cross section and the rate constant of bimolecular reaction

Textbook(s)

Course materials are provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Physical Chemistry 8/e (Oxford University Press)

Assessment criteria and methods

Full attendance and completion of all exercises are compulsory. Students will be assessed on their understanding and commitment of each class and the final exam.

Related courses

  • CHM.C301 : Introductory Chemical Kinetics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Masashi Kitajima (mkitajim[at]chem.titech.ac.jp)

Office hours

Contact by email in advance to schdule an appointment. Masashi Kitajima (West Building 4, Room 503)

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