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Graduate Record 2007-2008 
    
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CHEM 722 - Reaction Kinetics and Dynamics


Introduces the practice and theory of modern chemical kinetics, emphasizing reactions occurring in gases, liquids, and on catalytic surfaces. Develops basic principles of chemical kinetics and describes current experimental and analytic techniques. Discusses the microscopic reaction dynamics underlying the macroscopic kinetics in terms of reactive potential energy surfaces. Develops statistical theories of reactions that simplify the description of the overall reaction dynamics. Includes the transition state theory, Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) theory for unimolecular reactions, Kramers’ theory, Marcus electron transfer theory, and information theory. Presents current topics from the literature and illustrates applications of basic principles through problem-solving exercises. (S)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: CHEM 521, 522, or instructor permission.

Credits: 3