Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Physical Chemistry 2

Overall Course Objectives

The thermodynamic basis for a number of experimental techniques, and methods for solving practical problems within chemistry, biotechnology and chemical engineering.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how the thermodynamic functions U, G, H, A and S depend on composition, temperature and pressure.
  • Describe deviations from ideality in terms of intermolecular interactions.
  • Predict the dependency of vapor pressure and partial pressures of mixtures depend on composition and temperarure.
  • Identify phases and phase equilibria in phase diagrams.
  • Calculate changes in phase and chemical equilibria on changes in composition, pressure and temperature.
  • Calculate the electrode potentials in galvanic cells.
  • Calculate thermodynamic standard values from experimental emf data.
  • Analyze simplified practical equilibrium systems.
  • Predict spotaneity and direction of a process.
  • Explain chamical rate expressions, incl, Michaelis-Menten mechanism, og calculate chemical reaction rates, reaction order and extent.
  • Discuss energy barriers for reactions and determine temperature dependence of chemical reaction rates.

Course Content

Mixtures,partial molar properties, activitites etc.
Solutions incl. electrolytes. Phase equilibria, phase diagrams, colligative properties. Chemical equilibrium, temperature and pressure dependence. Electrochemistry, electrochemical potential, electrodes, redox potential. Reaction kinetics, rate expressions, reaction order, temperature and pressure dependence.

Recommended prerequisites

Teaching Method

Lectures and problem solving.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 26222
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Tues 18-22

7.500,00 DKK