MH2551 Chemical Kinetics 6.0 credits


Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course will focus on the chemical kinetics, rate theory, rate phenomena in metallurgical and materials processes (Mass transfer and heat transfer). The basic knowledge to consider the overall rate of a sub-process will also be gi

Intended learning outcomes *

The course is to provide the students an introduction of 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. Metallurgical and materials processes are very often heterogeneous in nature, which always involve multi-step reactions. The students should learn the methodology to estimate the rate of each of the individual steps.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

4H1954/MH1012 Transport Phenomena
4H1066/MH1003 Påbyggnadskurs i metaller och keramer

Recommended prerequisites

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Gaskell, An Introduction to Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering

Poirier and Geiger, Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing

Distributed materials

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.0 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 *

Assignment (INL1; 4 cr)
Exam (TEN; 2 cr)

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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Sichen Du

Further information

Course web

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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,

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.

Supplementary information

Replaces 4H1963