[ 290PHCHPC1U18 ] UE Exercises in Physical Chemistry I

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Chemistry Serdar Niyazi Sariciftci 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2021W
Objectives basic understanding and calculation of physical chemistry examples
Subject Students in this course will get a basic understanding in the application of the principles of physical chemistry leading to an understanding of the processes responsible for industrial processes and life. Parallel to the lecture Physical Chemistry I it provides examples and related exercises that are calculated and discussed in this class. Topics that are covered are: 1) Gas laws

  • Empirical gas laws
  • Description of real gases
  • Kinetic gas theory
  • Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution

2) Introduction to quantum chemistry

  • History of atomistic development
  • Bohr atomic model
  • Schrödinger equation
  • Particle-in-a-box

3) Thermodynamics

  • Classical thermodynamics
  • Cycle processes
  • Statistical thermodynamics
  • Partition function
  • Chemical equilibrium

4) Introduction to chemical kinetics

5) Introduction to electrochemistry

  • Electrochemical potential
  • Electrolyte solutions and dissociation
  • Types of electrochemical cells
  • Standard redox potentials
Criteria for evaluation written exam, attendance, homework
Methods mathematical calculations of examples, questions during the course
Language English
Study material
  • Physikalische Chemie I, Gordon M. Barrow, Bohmann-Vieweg, 3rd edition, 1974.
  • Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, James Keeler, Oxford University Press; 11th edition, 2017.
  • Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes, Gareth Price, Oxford Chemistry Primers, 2nd edition, 2019.
  • Statistical Thermodynamics, Andrew Maczek, Anthony Meijer, Oxford Chemistry Primers, 2nd edition, 2017.
  • Electrochemistry, Wesley R. Browne, Oxford Chemistry Primers, 2018.
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture TCBPDUEPYC1: UE Exercises in Physical Chemistry I (1,6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Direct assignment