Submitted by Adam Johnson / Harvey Mudd College on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:02
My Notes

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.

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Matt Whited / Carleton College

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.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 14:10 Permalink
Anthony L. Fernandez / Merrimack College

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!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:13 Permalink