Chemical Kinetics (CEAC575) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Chemical Kinetics CEAC575 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 203
Course Language English
Course Type Technical Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nesrin E. Machin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Theory of rate processes, applications of kinetics to the study of reaction mechanisms.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • Understand and articulate the basic principles of chemical kinetics
  • • Describe the fundamental chemical and physical properties that determine chemical reaction rates
  • • Carry out calculations on reaction rates using the rate law
  • • Estimate elementary reaction rate constants based on collision theory and transition state theory
Course Content After an initial treatment of the basic phenomenological view of kinetics, we will cover classical analyses of reaction mechanisms (steady-state approximation, pre-equilibria, etc), transition-state theory, and various experimental methods of determining reaction rates and mechanisms.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Elementary kinetics Relevant chapters
2 Transition State Theory Relevant chapters
3 Transition State Theory Relevant chapters
4 Collision Theory Relevant chapters
5 Collision Theory Relevant chapters
6 Pre-equilibria, Steady State Approximation Relevant chapters
7 Midterm 1
8 Unimolecular reactions – the Lindemann-Hinshelwood mechanism Relevant chapters
9 Bimolecular reactions Relevant chapters
10 Bimolecular reactions Relevant chapters
11 Bimolecular reactions Relevant chapters
12 Enzyme reactions – the Michaelis-Menten mechanism Relevant chapters
13 Seminar
14 Kinetic measurements and data analysis Relevant chapters
15 Kinetic measurements and data analysis Relevant chapters
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Physical Chemistry, P. Atkins, 5th Ed., W. H. Freeman and Company, 1994
2. Chemical Engineering Kinetics, J.M. Smith, Mc Graw Hill, 3rd Ed.1981
3. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, H. S. Fogler, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1999

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 1 10
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge in chemistry and comprehend the literature. X
2 An ability to define an advanced scientific problem in the required field and finding an alternative for the solution. X
3 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in the lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
4 An ability to perform independent research. X
5 An ability to give a presentation at national and international scientific conferences and to publish scientific publications in international journals. X
6 An ability to achieve the necessary knowledge to follow current developments in science and technology, and do scientific research or developing projects in the field of chemistry. X
7 An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
8 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. Awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in the required field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 3 16 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 8 8
Homework Assignments 5 5 25
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 8 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125