Laboratory of physical chemistry

A.Y. 2014/2015
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
72
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso fornisce gli aspetti teorici e pratici della cinetica chimica e per questo comprende sia lezioni in aula che esercitazioni di laboratorio. Gli argomenti trattati forniscono le basi della cinetica chimica per una corretta comprensione dello svolgimento delle reazioni in funzione dei parametri che ne governano la velocità, in particolare concentrazione dei reagenti, temperatura, e presenza di specie catalitiche.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Syllabus
Reaction rate. Rate equation and rate constant. Order reaction and molecularity. Integrated kinetic equations for the principal order reactions (zero order-, first order-, second order-, and nth order- reactions). Half-time of reaction. Determination of reaction order. Parallel reactions. Opposing and equilibrium reactions. Consecutive reactions and the steady-state approximation.
Dependence of the rate constant on temperature. Arrhenius equation. Eyring equation and transition state theory. Catalysed reactions. Homogeneous catalysis. Acid-base catalysis. Brönsted relations.
Practical experiments: isothermal reactions in batch reactors with homogeneous catalysts in liquid phase; gas-solid reaction under linearly increasing temperature.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Professor(s)
Reception:
On request by e-mail
Room R25S, B side of Chemistry Department
Reception:
Monday: 9:30-13:30 am
Pilot Plants Laboratory (Build # 7 of the Chemistry Departement)