Western Michigan ACS

Ott Lecture Public Talk: Prof. Daniel Neumark

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Thursday April 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Campus, Grand Valley State University  (map)

Title: Chemical reactions: what lies under the arrow?

Abstract: The transition state, a transient species intermediate between reactants and products, is a central concept throughout many areas of chemistry, ranging from fundamental reaction dynamics to enzymology and industrial catalysis. The transition state serves as a "bottleneck" through which reactants must pass through en route to products and thus governs key aspects of chemical reactivity. However, owing to its transient nature, the transition state has been resistant to conventional methods of spectroscopic analysis. This talk will focus on the concept of the transition state, its role in chemical reactions, and the techniques developed in our laboratory and elsewhere to characterize it.

Full information including parking details available at https://www.gvsu.edu/chem/arnold-c-ott-lectureship-in-chemistry-94.htm

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