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Before choosing courseKD2370 Photo, Radiation and Radical Chemistry 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course

- Fundamental photochemistry and radiation chemistry

- Photochemistry and radiation chemistry at interfaces

- Different types of radicals and their reactivity

- Chemical and physical properties of radicals

- Mechanisms and kinetics of radical reactions

- Production of radicals

- Methods for studies of radical reactions and characterization of radicals

- Radicals in biological systems

- Radicals in technical systems

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus KD2370 (Spring 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Fundamental photochemistry and radiation chemistry
  • Photochemistry and radiation chemistry at interfaces
  • Different types of radicals and their reactivity
  • Chemical and physical properties of radicals
  • Mechanisms and kinetics of radical reactions
  • Production of radicals
  • Methods for studies of radical reactions and characterization of radicals
  • Radicals in biological systems
  • Radicals in technical systems

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental photochemical and radiation chemical processes both qualitatively and quantitatively, describe the properties and reactivity of radicals and how these are connected to the structure of radicals as well as account for the importance of radicals in industrial processes and in biological systems.
  • Plan and execute experimental studies of simpler systems within the field of photo-, radiation- and radical chemistry, and have the ability to evaluate the experimental results.
  • Orally describe and discuss published research within a limited part of the course content.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

An Introduction to Free Radical Chemistry, Andrew F. Parsons, Blackwell Science och utdelat material

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

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laborations, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5,5 hp, betygsskala: 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

Laboratory work (LAB1; 1 hp)
Project work (PRO1; 1 hp)
Examination (TEN1; 5,5 hp)

Final grade will be the same as the grade from examination.

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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Examiner

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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 web

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Offered by

CBH/Chemistry

Main field of study

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course has the same content as the courses KD2100 Radical Chemistry.

Only one of the courses KD2370 and KD2100 may be included in the exam.