Chemical Kinetics (CHEM 202)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
7.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Bekir Dızman,
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Formal lecture,Field work/field study/on-the-job,Laboratory
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Task based learning,Case Study
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Molecular motion in gases, motion in liquids, diffusion, empirical chemical kinetics, the rate laws, chain reaction kinetics, polymerization kinetics, catalysis, reactive encounters, activated complex theory, dynamics of molecular colision, the growth and structure of solid surfaces, adsorption, catalytic activitiy at surfaces, processes at electrodes, electrochemical processes, power production and corrosion.Laboratory experiments related to the topics in the course.


Outcome-1: Students will learn about elementary reactions, methods to obtain reaction rates, and factors affecting reaction rates. They will be able to describe empirical kinetics and simple collision theory, identify the order of a simple reaction, and understand the differences between overall and elementary reactions.

Outcome-2: Students will learn about rate laws, rate constants, and the mathematical framework for understanding chemical reaction rates. They will be able to identify the steady state and rate determining step approximations, adopt a systematic approach for identification of the order of a simple reaction, calculate the individual and overall orders, rate constants and activation energies of Arrhenius reactions, use the main features of collision theory to calculate the reaction kinetic parameters for simple systems, and develop an ability to describe and undertake appropriate experiments to determine the rate laws and activation energies of simple reactions.
Outcome-3: Students will learn about the steady-state approximation, rate determining step, and complex reactions. They will be able to apply the steady state and rate determining step approximations to more complicated systems and describe the kinetic principles underlying complex reactions (e.g. polymerizations and photochemical reactions).
Outcome-4: Students will learn about various methods for determining the rate law for a reaction from data recorded during experimental measurements of the reaction rate and how data on the temperature dependence of the rate constant can provide information on activation barriers along the reaction pathway.
Outcome-5: Students will work on experimental methods to follow reactant and product concentrations over a broad range of timescales. They will be able to demonstrate proficiency in assembling basic laboratory glassware, perform fundamental laboratory techniques, make and record relevant experimental observations, interpret the results, work with other students in small groups to complete clearly defined tasks, and adopt a systematic approach to problem solving.


  Percentage (%)
Final 25
Midterm 40
Assignment 20
Written Report 15



An Introduction to Chemical Kinetics