Teaching Physical Chemistry: Kinetics and Dynamics

  • October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm #612
    Laurie J. Butler

    I would like to bring to your attention a free resource for teaching special topics in chemical kinetics and dynamics to your junior and senior chemistry majors (or to beginning Ph.D. students). It is an electronic textbook that covers everything from simple collision theory, to statistical transition state theory, to Brownian motion and Marcus theory of intramolecular electron transfer. There are embedded animations in the text, with contributions from Bill Hase, to help students visualize molecular collisions and Brownian motion. If you would like to have a look at it, please send me your email address and I will give you access to the Box folder where the text and animations are stored. The level of the text is between that of Houston and that of Berry, Rice and Ross. Unless/until I work with a publisher, it is my pleasure to provide this to faculty free of charge and to students for a nominal fee (e.g. $20, for the trouble of entering their email addresses in Box)

    Laurie J. Butler, The University of Chicago

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