2006 Reaction Dynamics & Kinetics

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2006 Reaction Dynamics and Kinetics
– Practical Statistical Theory of Chemical Reactions
"Reaction Dynamics and Kinetics – Practical
Statistical Theory of Chemical Reactions," is a halfsemester
graduate coursework held in the winter semester biennially.
The course is intended to be a comprehensive and practical
summary of statistical theory for the application to gasphase chemical
reactions and thermodynamics. The course also includes outline of
electronicstate degeneracy, hindered internal rotation, rotational
symmetry number, and number of (optical) isomers, all of which are often
required in the statictical calculations but are annoying for those who
are unfamiliar with the stuffs.
The author would appreciate
receiving comment, suggestion, or question via email.
Notice to Students
 Lecture notes, exercises (quizzes) with answers, and problems for
answer paper (report) can be found here.
 Supplemental explanations, descriptions, or corrections may appear
here after the classes.
 Lecture notes here are for blackboard writing. They are intended to
be concise summary of lectures, but not to be selfinstructive.
Those who try to learn by themselves are encouraged to read an
appropriate textbook.
Cource schedule
[Dec. 13] 
1. Introduction – Statistical Mechanics 
[Dec. 20] 
2. Electronic States of Atoms and Molecules 
[Jan. 10] 
3. External Nuclear Motions 
[Jan. 17] 
4. Intramolecular Motions 
[Jan. 24] 
5. Canonical Statistics 
[Jan. 31] 
6. Microcanonical Statistics 
Answer papers (reports) submission
