Molecular Physical Chemistry

Zbigniew Galewski D.Sc.
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)

Revision of problems in theory of intermolecular interactions,
Elements of statistical and nonequilibrium thermodynamics and their application in physical chemistry
Introduction to advance problems in chemical kinetics.
Basic elements of structure and symmetry of condense matter and their dielectric and magnetic properties
Elementary problems in surface phenomena.
Practicing in basic physicochemical calculus.


lecture: oral exam
seminar: passing of written test on the basis an early known list provided each week.


Credit points gained for obligatory 1st and 2nd years’ courses: mathematic, physics, fundamental chemistry.


1. Molecular interactions

2. Hydrogen bonds and EDA complexes

3. Condense phase structures

4. Condense phase structures symmetry

5. Dielectric properties of matter

6. Dielectric spectroscopy

7. Magnetic properties of matter

8. The basic concepts in chemical kinetics

9. Chemical kinetics of complex reactions

10. Temperature dependence in chemical kinetics

11. Mechanism and chemical reactions

12. The foundation of nonequilibrium thermodynamics

13. Statistical thermodynamics - I

14. Statistical thermodynamics - II

15. Surface phenomena


  • Ability to name and characterize basic types of intermolecular interactions

  • Understanding of nonequilibrium and statistical thermodynamics and their application in physical chemistry

  • Skills for description of time dependence in chemical reactions and their uses in interpretations of complex processes.

  • Understanding dielectric spectroscopy and its place in classical spectroscopy.

  • Knowledge about surface phenomena and their place in soft matter.


  • On the basis of literature student is able to solve elementary physicochemical problem by using thermodynamic methods.

  • Understand relations between condense matter structures and their symmetry, dielectric, magnetic and optical properties.

  • Independent use of scientific literature and Web data for find out detail information about physicochemical properties

Other provinces

  • Abilities of self-education planning

  • Selfdependence in opinion creation about nature science

  • Conscious of reliability in science and respect copyright law.