CHEM06030 2013 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

General Details

Full Title
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Transcript Title
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Code
CHEM06030
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
James Brennan
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_JSCIE_X06 201400 Certificate SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science
Description

This module introduces students of physical sciences to the concepts of gas behaviour, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, electrolytes and acid-base behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Define various laws that are fundamental to physical chemistry.

2.

Describe the behaviour of gases (ideal and non-ideal).

3.

Explain the laws of thermodynamics and manipulate chemical equations to calculate physical parameters.

4.

Discuss chemical equilibria and factors affecting it.

5.

Describe the behaviour of electrolytes.

6.

Describe the function and operation of electrochemical cells and list various types of electrochemical cells.

7.

Explain the kinetics of reaction rates and the factors affecting reaction rates.

8.
Translate and express Acid and Base properties of solutions in terms of pH, buffer solutions, acid base titrations.
9.
Demonstrate concepts in physical chemistry through problem solving and calculations of physical parameters.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

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Module Assessment Strategies

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Repeat Assessments

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Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Chemistry 1 or its equilavent
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1.      Properties of gases: gas laws, ideal and non-ideal behaviour, condensation, Van der Waals equation, diffusion of   gases, viscosity of gases.

2.      Thermodynamics: First and second and third law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, work and internal energy, heat, entropy, energy measurement and calorimetry. Free Energy and Chemical Equilibria, Gibbs free energy, Clausius clapeyron equation

3.      Chemical equilibria:  Phase Equilibria, chemical equilibrist in gases, reaction in solution. Factors affecting equilibrium, Le chateliers principle and calculations

4.      Electrolytes: conductivity, dissociation constants, ionic mobilities, conductance measurements, Debye-Huckle theory,  strong and weak electrolytes,

5.      Electrochemical cells , oxidation and reduction, Faradays law f electrolysis.  .

6.      Standard EMF, electrode potentials, EMF and free energy, cell reactions, thermodynamic properties from cell EMF's, fuel cells, power storage, corrosion.  Introduction to electrochemical analysis. 

7.      Kinetics reaction rates rate equations, factors affecting reaction rates.  Rate laws, order of reactions, determination of rate constants.  Activation energy and catalysis.

8.      Acid and Base Theory pH scale, buffer solutions, acid base titrations, pH calculations

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short Class tests Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Demonstration of theory through calculations and problem solving. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 7,8,9
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam. Final Exam Assessment 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Physical chemistry for the life Sciences, Raymond Chang, University Science Books, 2005

Physical chemistry, Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula, 8th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2009

Other Resources

None

Additional Information
None