Code: CTQ-013


Title: Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics


Level: Master / PhD

Mandatory: no

Total study time: 120h                                                   TPI: 4-2-4



Thermodynamics Laws; Thermodynamics Functions; Chemical Potential and Activity, Chemical Equilibrium, Calculus of activities; Thermodynamics Systems; Partition Functions; Chemical Kinetics Principles; Activation Energy, Collisions Theory; Transition State Theory. Statistical Theory of unimolecular reactions and dynamics.



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