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Reaction Dynamics 2002 - lecture note

'Reaction Dynamics - Advanced Statistical Theory of Chemical Reactions' is a lecture for graduate course students covering the basic and advanced statistical theories for reaction dynamics and kinetics.
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 Lecture I.D. : 773-55 Lecture Title : Reaction Dynamics Semester : 2nd half of the winter semester Day/Time : Wednesdays, 10:15-11:55 Room : #54 Lecture room (Bldg #5)   of faculty of engineering Prerequisite : 1) statistical thermodynamics     (Physical Chemistry I and II)   2) reaction kinetics     (Reaction Kinetics I) Grading/Evaluation : by attendance and reports

Reaction Dynamics
- Advanced Statistical Theory of Chemical Reactions

Contents

 1. Introduction 1.1 Statistical theory for canonical ensemble - review [Boltzmann statistics] [Partition function] [Chemical equilibrium] [Transition-state theory] 1.2 Statistical theory for microcanonical ensemble [Multiplicity] [Density of states] (Problem-1) 2. Density of states for molecular motions 2.1 Translational density of states [1-Dimentional (1-D) translation] [3-D translation] [3-D relative translation] (Problem-2.1) 2.2 Rotational density of states [Rotational motion] [1-D Rotator] [2-D Rotator] [3-D Rotator] [Summary] 2.3 Vibrational density of states [Vibrational motion] [One vibrator] [n v Vibrators] (Problem-2.2) 3. Prior distribution 3.1 Rotational distribution and rotational sum (Problem-3.1) [Rotational sum] (Problem-3.2) 3.2 Vibrational sum [Vibrational sum] (Problem-3.3) 3.3 Degeneracy of the electronic states [Atoms] [Linear molecules] [Non-linear molecules] 3.4 Number of optical isomers and rotational symmetry number [Number of optical isomers] [Rotational distribution and nuclear spin statistics] (Problem-3.4) 4. Microscopic rate coefficients and unimolecular reactions 4.1 Microscopic rate coefficients [k (E )] (Problem-4.1) [k (E, J )] [Sum of states] [Whitten-Rabinovich approximation] [Direct count] (Problem-4.2) 4.2 Unimolecular reactions [Lindemann mechanism] [Troe's formula] 4.3 RRKM Theory ['Lindemann' to RRKM] [High-pressure limit] (Problem-4.3) [Low-pressure limit] [Strong-collision RRKM] [Weak collision correction] (Problem-4.4)

Schedule

 (1) Dec. 11 2002 (2) Dec. 18 (3) Jan. 8 2003 (4) Jan. 15 (5) Jan 22 (6) Jan 29

Deadline for the submission of reports: Wed., Feb. 12, 2003