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Kinetics and Thermodynamics

  • Cours (CM) -
  • Cours intégrés (CI) 21h
  • Travaux dirigés (TD) -
  • Travaux pratiques (TP) -
  • Travail étudiant (TE) 3h

Langue de l'enseignement : Anglais

Niveau de l'enseignement : B2-Avancé - Utilisateur indépendant

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

- Thermodynamics of mixtures, chemical equilibria. Application to real solutions (activity coefficients), and influence of temperature. Application to interface and surface phenomena (adsorption at the aqueous solution/solid interface, surface energy).
- Kinetics: Experimental determination of rate laws, complex reaction mechanisms, activation energy and activated complex theory.
- Thermodynamic and/or kinetic control of a reaction (influence of temperature)


Compétences à acquérir

The objective of the course is to approach the relations between thermodynamics and kinetics through the study of real mixtures.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Know how to characterize a chemical system and propose coherent mechanisms from experimental studies of thermodynamics (determination of equilibrium constants) and kinetics.
- Identify the parameters that control the system under study.
- Know the limitations of thermodynamic studies and the necessary complementarity with kinetic studies.

Bibliographie, lectures recommandées

P. W. Atkins. Physical Chemistry. Oxford University Press, 1994


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