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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 5.68J (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Kinetics of Chemical Reactions 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Chemistry 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. William Green, Jr.
    Prof. Jeffrey Steinfeld 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 5.68J / 10.652J Kinetics of Chemical Reactions

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course features lecture notes with extensive text plus supplemental readings on computer modeling.

    Course Description

    This course deals with the experimental and theoretical aspects of chemical reaction kinetics, including transition-state theories, molecular beam scattering, classical techniques, quantum and statistical mechanical estimation of rate constants, pressure-dependence and chemical activation, modeling complex reacting mixtures, and uncertainty/sensitivity analyses. Reactions in the gas phase, liquid phase, and on surfaces are discussed with examples drawn from atmospheric, combustion, industrial, catalytic, and biological chemistry.

    Technical Requirements

    CHEMKIN® software is required to complete some of the assignments in this course. Gaussian software  is required to complete some of the assignments in this course.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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