CHEM 5930 Chemical Kinetics 3/0/3
Prerequisite: MATH 2644 and CHEM 5521, 5412
This course focuses on macroscopic rates of chemical reactions as a tool to a molecular level understanding. The emphasis is on an integrated approach to view examples drawn from various subdisciplines within chemistry, namely organic, inorganic and biological. Topics include integrated rate laws, experimental techniques in chemical kinetics, steady state approximation, mechanisms of organic, inorganic and enzyme reactions, catalysis, collision theory, and elementary activated complex theory.