Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Chemical kinetics is the study of how quickly and by what means chemical reactions proceed. Some reactions are so fast and complicated that data must be taken very quickly and then lengthy calculations must be done to get results. Computers speed these studies greatly. The system to he described uses a DEC-Rainbow microcomputer as a terminal for a workstation. The system may collect 8k of buffered data at a rate of 1MHz and then upload the data to a VAX for analysis using the same Rainbow u a graphics terminal. The program for data analysis, called KinSim, will then accept the data and also other information about the chemical reactions in the same symbolic format that chemists use so that the analysis may be done. The analysis consists of simulating the chemical reactioll8 from the information provided and compare it with the experimental data that was collected earlier on the Rainbow.
Bak, John D., "Making a rainbow workstation for a chemistry lab" (1987). Honors Theses. 2008.