CHEM06046 2019 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

General Details

Full Title
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Transcript Title
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Code
CHEM06046
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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
James Brennan
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb)
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.

Describe the behaviour of electrolytes.

5.

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

6.
Demonstrate concepts in physical chemistry through problem solving and calculations of physical parameters.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The relevance of Physical Chemistry to an understanding of overall pogramme objectives is achieved through discussion in class.

Module Assessment Strategies

Regular short closed book examinations will form part of the continuous assessment for this module. This complements the mandatory question in the final examination.

A minimum attendance of 70% is required for practical sessions and a requirement to repeat attend may be imposed under circumstances where this minimum attendance is not achieved.

A minimum of 30% must be achieved in the Final Examination

Repeat Assessments

A minimum attendance of 70% is required for practical sessions and a requirement to repeat attend may be imposed under circumstances where this minimum attendance is not achieved.

A minimum of 30% must be achieved in the Final Examination

Module Dependencies

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. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short Class Tests Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5,6
2 Demonstration of theory through calculations and problem solving Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 6
3 Laboratory Practical Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Physical chemistry for the life Sciences, Raymond Chang, University Science Books, 2019

Physical chemistry, Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula, 8th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Journal Resources

None

URL Resources

None

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None