Chemistry

Reaction Energetics and Kinetics

Module code: F1094
Level 4
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop, Practical
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module provides an overview of understanding the energetic drive of phase transition and chemical reactions.

You gain valuable insight into why the transformation is energetically favorable and what is the equilibrium point of reactions. Quantitative analysis of correlation between elementary reaction and reaction order, as well as the correlation between the activation energy and rate constant will be established. A successful student will also be able to predict the reaction direction and reaction rate.

Module learning outcomes

  • Explain and describe chemical physical equilibrium.
  • Explain the nature of heat and work in association of first law and applied on ideal gases.
  • Understand the concept of entropy, and free energy. Using free energy to predict the direction of change in a closed system.
  • Knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles of reaction kinetics