[ 290PHCH18 ] Subject Physical Chemistry

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24,5 ECTS Accumulative subject examination B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Chemistry Serdar Niyazi Sariciftci Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry 2018W
Objectives Physical chemistry aims at competences for students in the fields of a) thermodynamics, b) electrochemistry, c) molecular statistics, d) quantum mechanics, e) kinetics, catalysis, reaction mechanisms.
Subject Thermodynamics
Empiric gas laws, kinetic gas theory, introduction to atomic and molecular structure, Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, 1st law of thermodynamics, thermo chemistry, 2nd and 3rd law of thermodynamics, free energy and enthalpy, statistic interpretation and calculation of entropy, free enthalpy and the equilibrium constant, properties of liquids, phase diagrams of single and multi-component systems, thermodynamics of mixed phases and blends and phase equilibrium.

Properties of (diluted) electrolyte solutions, Debye-Hückel theory, electromotive force of electrochemical cells, electrode double layer, reference electrodes,

Molecular Statistics
Classical Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, quantum statistics, partitition functions

Quantum mechanics
Theory of atomic structure, theory of the chemical bonding and the molecular structure, spectroscopy of molecules, symmetry, structural characterization with diffraction methods, electrical and magnetic properties of molecules, structure of the atomic nucleus, properties of crystalline solids

Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
Kinetics of elementary and complex reactions, basic and advanced homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, reaction mechanism in chemistry and catalytic reactions, metal complex catalysis, investigation of catalytic reactions, adsorption and desorption, transport phenomena

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