Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics and Kinetics)

 

Instructors: Dr. Andrzej Katrusiak (Lecture)

Consultant: NCSU faculty members Dr. Stefan Franzen will provide web-based materials based on the design at NCSU. The textbook was written by Dr. Franzen is provided as a PDF document. Recommended reading is the textbook Physical Chemistry by P. Atkins and J. DePaula. This course is modeled on NCSU course CH433 (3 credits)

The corresponding ISU course is Chem325 (3 credits), which is the Thermodynamics and possibly the 1 credit kinetics class Chem326X.

 

The textbook was written by Dr. Franzen is provided as a PDF document made available to students. Recommended reading: Physical Chemistry by P. Atkins and J. DePaula. This course corresponds to CH433 at NC State. Note that CH431 and CH433 (the two-semester Physical Chemistry sequence) can be taken in either order.

 

Lecture

Topic

Reading

1.

Macroscopic vs. Microscopic

Chapter 1

2.

Properties of Gases

 

3.

Real Gases/Corresponding States

4.

Partition Function

 

5.

The First Law

Chapter 2

6.

Heat Capacity

7.

Heat, Work, and Energy

 

8.

Thermochemistry

 

9.

Entropy and the 2nd Law

Chapter 3

10.

Second Law Applications

 

11.

Entropy and the Third Law

Chapter 4

12.

Gibbs Free Energy

 

13.

Review

 

14.

Mid-term I

 

15.

Second Law Applications

Chapter 5

16.

Maxwell Relations

 

17

Phase Equilibria

Chapter 6

18.

The Clausius-Clapeyron Eqn.

 

19.

Solutions Real and Ideal

  

20.

Gibbs-Duheim, Activity

Chapter 7

21.

Colligative Properties

 

22.

Mid-term II

 

23.

Introduction to Kinetics

Chapter 21

24.

Rate Laws

Chapter 22

25.

Complex reactions

Chapter 23

26.

Reaction dynamics

Chapter 24 

27.

Catalysts/Surfaces

Chapter 25

28.

Applications

 

29.

Review