Translations*

5.68J / 10.652J Kinetics of Chemical Reactions

As taught in: Spring 2003

Image of a computer model of a methane flame.

A model of the surface of a turbulent premixed laboratory methane flame. (Image courtesy of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Jeffrey Steinfeld

Prof. William Green, Jr.

Course Features

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.