Assignment 1. Due January 16th, 2007.
On the same set of axis, plot the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution of speeds for both
H2 and N2, each at 200 K and 400 K and compare the plots.
a) Show that the most probable speed in the Maxwell-Boltzmann speed d
Assignment 3. Due Feb 6th, 2008.
Question 2.8 on page 82 of Steinfeld, Francisco and Hase. Note that for part b, the activation
energies are incorrect. Use E1 = 0 kJ mol-1, E2 = 16 kJ mol-1 and E3 = 84 kJ mol-1.
d) Can you suggest why I think that E1 s
Assignment 2. Due January 25th, 2007.
a) Derive the integrated rate law for a reaction which is 5/2 order in a single reactant.
Express the concentration of the reactant as a function of time.
b) Determine the half life for the reaction in terms of [A]
Assignment 4. Due February 25, 2008.
Use equation 6.5a or 6.5b from page 173 of Steinfeld, Francisco and Hase to calculate k(T)
given the following forms for the reactive cross section.
R ( ) = d 2 ; if d is the distance of closest contact between
Assignment 5. Due February 25, 2008.
Question 7.2 from Steinfeld, Francisco and Hase.
Using equations (7.2), (7.3) and (7.8) and (7.9) and the data on pg182 of from Steinfeld,
Francisco and Hase., plot the long-range interaction energies for
i) a ne
CHEM 6399 Assignment 8. Due April 16th.
This is a modification of 11.11 from SFH.
a) Assuming Q and Q are approximately the same, calculate the frequency factor for
a unimolecular reaction. (See equation 11.64
b) Using the data from question 11.10 in S
Assignment 7. Due March 28th, 2008.
Question 9.1 from SFH. Beers law applies.
Question 9.3 from SFH.
The following potential energy surface is for collinear BrHI (from Broida and Perskey
Chem. Phys. 1989, 133, 405). Contours are given in kcal mol
Assignment 6. Due March 17th, 2007.
a) Using Fig. 8.2 show that E c = E 1 2 as in equation 8.5.
b) Observed pre-exponential factors are typically less than the gas-kinetic rate. Why
do you think this is and how is this taken care of in the reac
CHEM 6399 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
Dr. Travis D. Fridgen
course website: http:/www.chem.mun.ca/homes/tdfhome/4350/4350.html
The course most closely follows Chemical Kinetics and Dynamic