Kinetics & Statistical Thermodynamics 2 University of Bordeaux
- KINETICS: This part brings together the issues of kinetics, itstheoretical foundations and experimental approaches. - STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS: Introducing concepts and methods ofstatistical thermodynamics for non uniform ortimede pendentsystems
Statistical thermodynamics and basics of Kinetics. Ease in using thestandard mathematical tools of physical chemistry.
-Type of assessment / first session: intermediate written exam (40%weightof overall mark), final written exam (60% weight of overallmark). -In case of failures / second session: written or oral exam (60% weightofoverall mark), recall of the first session intermediate evaluation(40% weight of overall mark).
_PART 1: KINETICS_ -Formal kinetics; Rate laws(Rate of reactions, coupled reactions, complex reactions, chainreactions) -Basics of transition state theory -Experimental techniques(Stopped flowstudies, spectroscopic methods, microfluidics approaches) -Catalysis(Kinetics of enzymecatalyzed reactions / homogeneous catalysis,kinetics of heterogeneous reactions, photocatalysis, autocatalysis,chemical oscillations)5.Reaction in solution; reaction-diffusion6. Photochemical kinetics(Light absorption, kinetics of radiative and non radiative processes,photopolymerization and cross-linking, light-induced atmosphericreactions, natural photosynthesis, mechanisms of vision)7. Kinetics and reactor design(Aspects of Mass, heat and momentum balances, multiphase flowreactors)_PART 2: STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS _ -Grand canonical description of non uniform systems:Electrochemical potential, generalised chemical potentials -Euler Lagrange description of the equilibrium state. Gaussianfluctuations -Out of equilibrium response: Fick's law, Ohm’s law and similarlinear response properties -Sedimentation. Poisson Boltzmann approach to the ionic double layer.Debye screening length -Phase separation: The interface as a discontinuity. Critical points -Phase separation: Smooth interfacial profiles, compressibility,correlation length and surface tension -Equilibrium or kinetically stationary state? Einstein relation for thediffusion coefficient -Nucleation: Laplace pressure and critical radiusSpinodal decomposition
Lectures, tutorials - 51 contact hours (38 sessions of lectures + tutorials); 100 hours self-study; 4.5 hours written exam for assessment.
Online Course Requirement
BIBLIOGRAPHY : - Mehran Mostafavi, _Cinétique et dynamique des réactionschimiques_, EDP Sciences, 2015. - P.W.Atkins and J. de Paula, _Physical Chemistry_, Oxford UniversityPress,2010. Duration: 12 weeks (spring semester)Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Learning mode = in-class 51 contact hours - Assessment procedure = 2 exams (intermediate + final)
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