Syllabus_CK08 - Syllabus for Chemistry 111 Chemical...

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Syllabus for Chemistry 111 Chemical Kinetics Class meets: Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 – 1:50 PM HSSB 1215 Instructor: Professor Kalju Kahn , Office: PSB-N 2623 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (805) 893-6157 Office Hours: Fri (10:30-11:30 PM) or by appointment Course website: Lecture Textbooks: Required: “Principles of Chemical Kinetics" by J. E. House, 2007 Recommended: “Physical Chemistry: Kinetics” by Horia Metiu, Taylor & Francis, 2006 The Course : The main goal of Chem 111 is to teach principles of reaction kinetics and catalysis. Topics covered include the laws and theories governing rates of chemical reactions and reaction mechanisms in the gas phase, in solution, and at the solid-liquid interface. Emphasis is placed on modern experimental approaches to study kinetics in complex chemical and biochemical systems. Analysis of experimental data is introduced. Computational approaches to estimate rates of chemical reactions and study the mechanism of catalysis are discussed Expectations of Students: 1) Attendance and taking good lecture notes is expected. Supplementing the lecture notes with study notes based on the textbook is a good way to improve your chances to be successful in this course. 2) The textbook has many excellent worked-out problems. The practice problems in the book are quantitative and require a good understanding of the math. I will suggest which ones are good to solve but you are free to tackle more difficult problems on your own. 3) Two mid-terms (each 80 points) and a final exam (200 points) will be given. The two mid-terms test your knowledge of topics covered prior to exam. The final will cover all the topics that were taught in
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course CHEM 111 taught by Professor Kahn during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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Syllabus_CK08 - Syllabus for Chemistry 111 Chemical...

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