Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Hans Jakob Wörner: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Hans Jakob Wörner
FieldPhysical Chemistry
Address
Lab. für Physikalische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI E 237
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 44 12
E-mailhansjakob.woerner@phys.chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipAssociate Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
529-0422-00LPhysical Chemistry II: Introduction to Chemical Reaction Kinetics4 credits3V + 1UH. J. Wörner
AbstractIntroduction to Chemical Reaction Kinetics. Fundamental concepts: rate laws, elementary reactions and composite reactions, molecularity, reaction order. Experimental methods in reaction kinetics. Simple chemical reaction rate theories. Reaction mechanisms and complex kinetic systems, approximation techniques, chain reactions, explosions and detonations. Homogeneous catalysis and enzyme kinetics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to Chemical Reaction Kinetics
ContentFundamental concepts: rate laws, elementary reactions and composite reactions, molecularity, reaction order. Experimental methods in reaction kinetics up to new developments in femtosecond kinetics. Simple chemical reaction rate theories: temperature dependence of the rate constant and Arrhenius equation, collision theory, reaction cross-section, transition state theory. Reaction mechanisms and complex kinetic systems, approximation techniques, chain reactions, explosions and detonations. Homogeneous catalysis and enzyme kinetics. Kinetics of charged particles. Diffusion and diffusion-controlled reactions. Photochemical kinetics. Heterogeneous reactions and heterogeneous catalysis.
Lecture notesMolekulare Thermodynamik und Kinetik, Teil 1, Chemische Reaktionskinetik. Quack, M. und Jans-Bürli, S. 1986, VdF, Zürich. (Neuauflage in Vorbereitung, wird verteilt).
Literature- Wedler, G., 1982: Lehrbuch der Physikalischen Chemie, Verlag Chemie, Weinheim.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen:
- Mathematik I und II
- Allgemeine Chemie I und II
- Physikalische Chemie I
529-0449-00LSpectroscopy13 credits13PE. C. Meister, G. Jeschke, B. H. Meier, F. Merkt, R. Riek, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractLaboratory experiments to acquire a profound knowledge of spectroscopical methods and techniques in chemistry. Evaluation and visualization of measurement data. Writing lab reports.
ObjectiveLaboratory experiments to acquire a profound knowledge of spectroscopical methods and techniques in chemistry. Evaluation and visualization of measurement data. Writing lab reports.
ContentLaboratory experiments: UV/VIS spectroscopy, luminescence spectroscopy, FT infrared spectroscopy, dye laser, light diffraction and refraction, laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), FT nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR), atomic force microscopy (AFM), Fourier transform methods.
Lecture notesDetailed documentations to each experiment will be handed out.
E. Meister, Grundpraktikum Physikalische Chemie, 2. Auflage, vdf Hochschulverlag an der ETH, Zürich 2012.
Prerequisites / NoticePraktikum Physikalische und Analytische Chemie (529-0054-00) or
Praktikum Physikalische Chemie (529-0054-01).
529-0479-00LTheoretical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics1 credit2SF. Merkt, M. Quack, M. Reiher, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics.
Objective
529-0499-00LPhysical Chemistry1 credit1KB. H. Meier, G. Jeschke, F. Merkt, M. Quack, M. Reiher, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractInstitute-Seminar covering current research Topics in Physical Chemistry
Objective