[ 290PHCHCKCU18 ] UE Exercises in Chemical Kinetics und Catalysis

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Chemistry Marko Hapke 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry 2018W
Objectives Term 1: Chemical Kinetics
Understandig of the course of reaction, solving of practical examples

Term 2: Catalysis
Understanding of catalytic mechanisms with selected technical and biological examples

Subject Chemical Kinetics:

  1. Transport processes, chemical kinetics
  2. Basics of chemical kinetics, reaction rate, reaction kinetics, reaction order
  3. Formal kinetics / basic reactions, reactions of order 0, 1 and 2, incomplete reactions, temperature dependence
  4. Experimental determination of the reaction order
  5. Complex reaction, parallel reaction, consecutive reaction, reversible reaction, quasi stationarity, upstream equilibrium, chain branches and explosion
  6. Theory of reaction rate, impact theory, theory of the transitional state
  7. Reactions in diverse media, gas phase reactions, reactions in solution, diffusion controlled reactions


  1. Introduction
  2. History
  3. Enzymes and biocatalysis
  4. Homogeneous und heterogeneous catalysis
  5. Kinetics of catalysed reactions
  6. Adsorption in heterogeneous catalysis
  7. Mass transport in heterogeneous catalysis
  8. Conversion and yield
  9. Activity and selectivity of catalysts
  10. Stability of catalysts
  11. Catalysis in chemical reactors
  12. Acid-base catalysis
  13. Catalysis in industry
  14. Newest developments in catalyst research
Criteria for evaluation Attendance
Attention, Participation and willingness to solve problems at the blackboard
Understanding of the conducted experiment (multiple choice)
Practical ability to conduct an experiment
Interpretation of the collected data
Methods Moderation, answering questions of the students
Compiling solutions by the students
Instructions for the students to conduct an experiment
Language English
Study material Lecture slides
Individually designed exercise sheets
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture 290PHCHKUKU18: UE Übungen aus Kinetik und Katalyse (1,6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Direct assignment