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KD1080 Chemical Dynamics 6.0 credits

Introductory course, treating chemical reaction kinetics and molecular dynamics the aim is to present a unified treatment of time-dependent phenomena in chemistry

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Engineering Chemistry, åk 2, Mandatory

Master of Science in Engineering and in Education, åk 3, MAKE, Mandatory


P4 (6.0 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus KD1080 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Molecular dynamics in general
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Diffusion and other transport phenomena
  • Chemical reaction kinetics, molecular reaction mechanisms
  • Photophysical processes
  • Dynamical processes in biological systems

Intended learning outcomes

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites

Courses within the Degree Programme in Chemical Science and Engineering study year 1, as well as the course SF1633 Differential Equations I 


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Atkins and de PaulaAtkins' Physical Chemistry, 9thOxford University Press 2010ISBN-13: 978-0-19-954337-3

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

1. Written examination 4,5 credits
2. Laboratory work 1,5 credit

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

KD2050 Molecular thermodynamics
KE1020 Reaction and Separation Technology