University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 80-83.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201506008

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Applications of Materials Studio and Matlab Software Packages in the Chemical Kinetics Teaching

Xin CHEN1,*(),Biao LI2,Jun YAO1,Yuan-Qiang ZHU1   

  1. 1 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, P. R. China
    2 College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
  • Published:2016-06-29
  • Contact: Xin CHEN
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In teaching chemical kinetics, especially for the transition- state theory and steady- state approximation method, the use of Materials Studio and Matlab software can help visualize the learning of the abstract chemical theory. This facilitates the cultivation of imaginary thinking of the students, enhances the teaching effects, and motivates students' interest in learning physical chemistry.

Key words: Materials Studio, Matlab, Chemical kinetics, Teaching