Chemical Reaction Dynamics
Syllabus, Master's level, 1KB758
- Education cycle
- Second cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Chemistry A1F, Physics A1F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
- Responsible department
- Department of Chemistry - Ångström
120 credits including 90 credits Chemistry or Physics, Chemical Bonding and Computational Chemistry 10 credits, Statistical Thermodynamics 5 credits or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain and discuss common theoretical models describing molecular collision- and reaction dynamics as well as microscopic kinetics.
- Describe common experimental methods and their limitations in studies, in studies of fast chemical processes and perform adequate analysis of experimental data.
- Explain and discuss common models for collision controlled reactions in the gas phase and diffusion controlled reactions in the liquid phase, and solve theoretical and numerical problems using relevant theory.
- Discuss the diffusion concept from a thermodynamic and statistical starting point and use relevant quantitative expressions to calculate diffusion constants.
- Use statistical thermodynamics to explain the activated complex theory
- Discuss and qualitatively analyse chemical dynamics from the potential energy context.
- Explain electron- and proton transfer reactions vibrational energy transfer and relaxation and solve related theoretical and numerical problems on a basic level.
Unimolecular reaction dynamics, collision theory, RRKM,diffusion controlled reactions, activated complex theory, Boltzmann distribution, Potential energy surfaces, adiabatic and non-adiabatic reactions, Wave packets, ultra-fast processes, electron- and proton transfer, IVR, Landau-Zener crossings.
Lectures, problem solving classes, demonstrations and laboratory exercises.
Written examination at the end of the course (4 HE credits)The laboratory course corresponds to 1 HE credit.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
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