CHEM 4930 Chemical Kinetics 3/0/3

Prerequisite: CHEM 3510 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 3521 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 3522 with a minimum grade of C

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.