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Course Contents

Derivation of the rate equations. Theory of absolute reaction rate. Reversible reactions, parallel reactions and consecutive reactions. Correlation between physical properties and concentration. Comparison of collision and absolute reaction theories. Advanced theories of unimolecular reactions. Potential energy surfaces. Thermodynamic formulation of reaction rates. Calculation of entropy and enthalpy changes. Thermal decomposition of nitrogen pentaoxide. Reactions in solutions. Influence of ionic strength on the reaction rate. Effect of dielectric constant of the medium on the rate of the reaction. Single sphere activated complex model. Double sphere activated complex model. Complex reactions. Chain reactions. Single chain carrier with second order breaking. One chain carrier with first order breaking. Two chain carrier with second order breaking. Experimental techniques

Course Synopsis

This course is significant due to its vast applications in industries, biological processes, medicines and research equally. In contents of this course it has been tried to co relate classical theories related to development in advance chemical kinetics. Similarly kinetics of reactions in gaseous form and in solution form varies due to presence of solvent which changes the kinetics of reaction. knowledge of types of reaction and teir mechanism i.e. gaseous reactions, reactions in a solvent, chain reactions etc provides theoretical knowledge required in industrial problrems. In this regard studying this course will enable student to explain mechanism of changes occurring in different applied fields. Kinetics are especially applicable to biology because the infinite number of chemical reactions that happen in biological systems are all in an effort to maintain homeostasis. Basically, kinetics is able to link small applications of chemistry to larger applications in biology and the healthcare field

Course Learning Outcomes

This course could enable a student, To describe the general form of a (differential) rate law and describe how the rate of a chemical reaction depends on the concentrations of species that appear in the rate To state the basis for the "Collision Model of Chemical Kinetics". To describe an "activated complex", or “transition state”. To use the Collision Model of Chemical Kinetics to describe how different factors affect rates of chemical reactions. ! To understand and explain steady state approximation. To explain role of pressure on gaseous phase reaction kinetics. To understand single sphere and double sphere activated complex models of reaction kinetics. To describe how a catalyst increases the rate of a chemical reaction. To understand chain reactions’ kinetics and mechanism. To understand influence of ionic strength, nature of medium (solvent) in terms of dielectric constant on reaction kinetics. To handle the experimental data using theoretical knowledge of this course.

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Book Title : Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry
Author : Martin, R. B
Edition : 4th
Publisher : Mc Graw Hill Book Company, New York.

Book Title : Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Mechanism
Author : Espenson, J. H
Edition : 2nd
Publisher : McGraw Hill New York

Title : complex reactions
Type : Other

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Title : kinetics of reaction in solution
Type : Other

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