CH-310 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Lorenz Ulrich

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The course covers the principles of chemical kinetics, including differential rate laws, derivation of exact and approximate integral rate laws for common elementary and composite reactions, fundamentals of collision and transition state theories, and applications such as enzymatic catalysis.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Quantum Chemistry
Spectroscopy
Thermodynamics
Statistical Thermodynamics
Mathematical Methods in Chemistry

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Express differential rate laws for elementary and composite chemical reactions.
  • Derive and apply integral rate laws for the most common elementary and composite reactions.
  • Apply correctly the steady-state approximation for the rate constant.
  • Derive and apply the rate law for the Michaelis-Menten mechanism of enzymatic catalysis.
  • Compute the thermodynamic properties of a gas from the kinetic theory.
  • Compute the rate constants of unimolecular and bimolecular reactions from the collision theory.
  • Apply the transition state theory to derive a general expression for the rate constant.
  • Use the transition state theory to compute rate constants of elementary reactions.

Assessment methods

Written final exam (100 %)

Resources

Bibliography

Steinfeld, J. I., Francisco, J. S. & Hase, W. L. Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics. (Prentice Hall, 1989).

McQuarrie, D. A. & Simon, J. D. Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach. (University Science Books, 1997).

Laidler, K. J. Chemical Kinetics. (Prentice Hall, 1987).

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes

H. Girault: Cinétique chimique

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Dynamics and kinetics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Dynamics and kinetics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Dynamics and kinetics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16 INF213   
16-17    
17-18 ELG116
ELG120
   
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mardi, 15h - 17h: Cours INF213

Mardi, 17h - 18h: Exercice, TP ELG116
ELG120