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INTRODUCTION:
Advanced Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis is a required course in Chemistry. It covers the rate of changes in the concentration of reactants or products with time and the elucidation of their mechanism using collision, absolute rate theories and chain reactions. It also involves processes at the surface and factors affecting them.


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THEORIES OF REACTION RATE
Reaction rate is the change in the concentration of a reactant or product with time. Reaction rate is obtained experimentally, to determine the rate of a reaction; the concentration of the reactant or product is monitored as a function of time. In chemical reactions, emphasis is placed more on speeding up the rate of reaction more than the maximum yield. Knowledge of reaction rate is useful in drug design, pollution control and food processing. There are two basic theories of reaction rates:


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 Colour is a constant companion of man. Colour is everywhere and it gives much information about the world in which we live in. From cradle to grave we constantly interact with colour. Generally, colour and colouring compounds have immense importance to both man and animals due to their usefulness. In everyday life, there are both textile and non-textile applications of colour. This first and introductory lesson in this course;” Colour and Textile Chemistry (CHM 316)”, examines among other things colour and its constitution.


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Coordination chemistry is the chemistry of coordination compound which involves the interaction between the transition metals and ligands. It can also consist of complex ion and counter ion.  

The different types of structure in coordination chemistry include the following:

  1. Linear structure
  2. Tetrahedral structure
  3. Square planar structure
  4. Octahedral structure

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Organic chemistry is the chemistry  that involves the scientific study of structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials. Such as: Matter in its various forms that contain carbon atoms. Study of structure includes physical and chemical methods to determine the chemical composition  and the chemical constitution of organic compounds and materials.


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