Assignment 1. Due May 15th, 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 distr
Assignment 4. Due June 12, 2007.
-Chymotrypsin, produced in the pancreas, is one of a family of proteins that helps to digest
proteins. Experiments examining its catalysis of the hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl-acetate to
p-nitrophenel plus acetate show th
Assignment 3. Due June 4th, 2007.
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
Assignment 2. Due May 23rd, 2007.
a) Derive the integrated rate law for a reaction which is 3/2 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]o.
Assignment 5. Due June 29th, 2007.
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 nega
Assignment 6. Due July 9th, 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 reacti
CHEM 4350 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
Dr. Travis D. Fridgen
The will somewhat follow Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics 2nd Ed. by S
CHEM4350 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics, Spring 2007
Instructor: T. D. Fridgen
This is an open book test. Answer all questions. You should take, in total, about 3-4 hours to
complete the test. Do not contact others in the class in regards t
Assignment 7. Due August 10th, 2007.
Question 9.1 from SFH. Beers law applies.
Question 9.3 from SFH.
Question 9.5 from SFH.
The following potential energy surface is for collinear BrHI (from Broida and Perskey
Chem. Phys. 1989, 133, 405). Con