NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: CHEMICAL KINETICS
COURSE CODE: SCI2033
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR MOHD SUKRI HASSAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Chemical kinetics involves understanding the concepts of chemical reactions, determining and applying reaction rate in simple and complex systems at different states and conditions.  This course will prepare the students to understand the product processing when working in industries or research institutions.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM IV / YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

26

T

 

4

P

 

12

SCL

 

0

O

 

78

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3 (3+0)
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To explain the fundamental concepts of chemical kinetics.

2.     To explain the theories and derive the reaction rates/half-life for simple and complex system at different phases and conditions.

3.     To analyse, interpret and organize data /information during lab practical and industrial visit.

4.     To applying the kinetic theories and rate laws in solving problems.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Outline the fundamental concepts and theories of chemical kinetics (C2-PO1)

2.     Calculate the reaction rates/half-life in different systems, phases and conditions (C3-PO1).

3.     Apply the concepts, theories and rate laws in solving problem in chemical kinetics (C3, CTPS3-PO3).

4.     Work in group to solve problems related to chemical kinetics (A3, TS3-PO5)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

i.      The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of test and examination will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

ii.     Formative

iii.    Summative

SYNOPSIS: This course provides the understanding of concepts and theories of kinetics in chemical reactions in simple and complex systems and at different phases (gas, solution and solid).  Analysis on the effect of different reaction conditions towards reaction rates helps provide information on reaction mechanisms and transition states of certain chemical reaction.  Emphasize is placed on factors influencing reaction rates, which include reactant conditions, physical properties, concentrations, temperature and catalysts.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, lab practical, group work, online assignment etc.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage (%)
i.      Cognitive

ii.     Team work

Tests

Tutorials/Quizzes

Assignment

Lab works and reports

Assignment

20

10

5

10

5

B. Final Examination (50%)
i.      Examination Structured type questions 50
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     House, J.E. 2007. Principles of Chemical Kinetics (2nd Edition). Academic Press.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1.     Jeffrey I. Steinfeld, Joseph S. Francisco and William I. Hase 1998, Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics (2nd Edition).Prentice Hall.

2.     Arnault, L., Formosinho, S.J. and Burrows, H. 2006. Chemical Kinetics: From Molecular Structure to Chemical Reactivity. Elsevier Science.

3.     Houston, P.L. 2006. Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics. Dover Publications.

4.     Wright, M.R. 2004. Introduction to Chemical Kinetics. Wiley-Interscience.Denisoy, E., Sarkisov, O., Likhtenshtein, G.I. 2003. Chemical Kinetics: Fundamentals and Recent Developments (1st Edition). Elsevier Science.