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
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.

Acquired Knowledge
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.
Acquired Skills
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.


lecture: oral exam
laboratory: 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, fundamental chemistry.


1. Introduction. Physical chemistry and chemical physics, Symmetry of molecules.

2.   Symmetry of condense matter

3.   Dielectric properties of matter

4.   Dielectric spectroscopy

5.   Molecular interactions

6.   Hydrogen Bonds and EDA complexes

7.   Magnetic properties of matter

8.   Thermodynamics of irreversible processes.

9.   Statistical thermodynamics - I

10. Statistical thermodynamics - II

11. Surface phenomena.

12. Soft Matter - I (Polymers)

13. Soft Matter - II (colloids)

14. Soft Matter - III (surfactants)

15. Soft Matter - IV (liquid crystals)