3 Jun 2013

Databases for Kinetics

Web Resources and Apps

Submitted by Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College

I recently came across some web resources for teaching kinetics. They are searchable compilations of kinetics data, principally gas-phase. Two of the sites include "recommended" data for use in simulations.

I describe the four sites here and the URLs are here and below.

This is a critical tabulation of the latest kinetic and photochemical data for use by modelers in computer simulations of atmospheric chemistry

A compilation of kinetics data on solution-phase reactions

gas phase Reaction Database Search Form

This website provides kinetic and photochemical data evaluated by the IUPAC Subcommittee for Gas Kinetic Data Evaluation.

Learning Goals: 

Using these databases, a user can find rate constant data for a chemical reaction.

Implementation Notes: 

I would use these databases to find examples beyond those in the textbook for in-class examples and out-of-class problems.

Creative Commons License: 
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I had been waiting until time to write some new intro chem questions to check these out, but these sites are great!  It's always hard to find kinetic data for new problems, so I'll definitely be bookmarking these sites.

I have been using the NIST site for quite a while and I think it is a wonderfu resource.  I have used the JPL site a couple of times and have also found it to be quite useful.  Thanks for posting these, Adam!

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