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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2028 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The students should be able to describe the rate of a chemical reaction and the ways of evaluating it. In view of the heterogeneous nature of most of the metallurgical and materials processes, the students must know how to identify whether a process is composed of series steps or parallel steps or a combination. It is also a basic requirement to understand the methodology to estimate the rate of each of the individual steps in multi-step reactions. The connection between the rate phenomena and chemical reaction will also be discussed. The course includes lectures, tutorials, project work, individual project discussions and final seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the students with an introduction to the kinetics of chemical reactions and rate phenomena in metallurgical as well as materials processes. The knowledge will form the fundamental basis for the students to study the design of metallurgical as well as materials processes, wherein rates of reactions and mass transfer play crucial roles.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Distributed materials.
Further reading:
1. Gaskell, An Introduction to Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering

2. Poirier and Geiger, Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing

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


  • PRO1 - Project, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2,0 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

Examination: 2hp
Project report: 4hp

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MH2028

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Professor Sichen Du,

Supplementary information

The course is replaced by MH2040 Applied Thermodynamics and Kintetics, Part 1