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Physical Chemisty

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
9
Lecturer: 
Prof. Grażyna Bator D.Sc
Type: 
Compulsory
Lecture
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Laboratory
Number of hours: 
3h X 15 weeks = 45 hours (1 semester)
Seminar
Number of hours: 
3h X 15 weeks = 45 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

The purpose of the lectures, seminars and laboratories is to gain by students the basic theoretical and experimental information about physical chemistry. The lessons are divided into four parts: thermodynamics, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics.

Acquired Knowledge
Student:
- knows the basics of physicochemical descriptions and analyzes physical phenomena and chemical processes, using adequate mathematical apparatus
- is in the possession of basic aspects of the actions of scientific equipment
Acquired Skills
- Student is able to use numerical methods to solve physicochemical problems and for experimental data analysis,

Assessment: 

Lecture: written exam (obligatory) + oral exam (additional/optional)
Seminar: solving of selected problems and calculus from an early known list provided each week, passing of two written tests per semester
Laboratory: oral colloquia (obligatory) and written reports (obligatory) on the selected laboratory exercises

Prerequisites: 

Completed mathematics course

Contents: 

Thermodynamics, chemical and phase equilibria

Lecture

  1. Basic definitions of the phenomenological thermodynamics.
  2. Physical transformations in a gas phase (ideal gas)
  3. I thermodynamic law.
  4. Hess's and Kirchhoff's laws.
  5. II thermodynamic law.
  6. Thermodynamic functions. Maxwell relationships.
  7. Partial molar volumes.
  8. Chemical potential. Chemical equilibria in the gas phase.
  9. Equilibria in the one-component systems.
  10. Equilibria in the two-component systems.
  11. Equilibria in the three-component systems.

Seminar

  1. Gas transformations - phenomenological description.
  2. I thermodynamic law
  3. Hess and Kirchhoff's laws
  4. II thermodynamic law
  5. Thermodynamic functions - the relationship between the functions and the determinations of their values from experiment
  6. The chemical equilibria in a gas phase
  7. Equilibria in the one-component systems
  8. Equilibria in the two-component systems
  9. Equilibria in the three-component systems

Laboratory

1.  Refraction

2. Neutralization heat

3.  Enthalpy of vaporization

4. Partial molar volumes

5. Dissociation constant by the spectroscopic method

6. Liquid-vapour equilibrium

7. The solubility isotherm of the three-component system

8. Critical miscibility point

9.    pH-metry

10. Isoelectric point

11. Criometry

12. Ebuliometry