ZP29 - Physical Chemistry

Course specification
Course titlePhysical Chemistry
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    ConditionGeneral Chemistry I, Mathematics I, Technical Physics I (attendance) General Chemistry II, Mathematics II (exam) Облик условљености
    The goalPhysical Chemistry course aims to provide the basis concepts for understanding states of matter (gases and liquids); to provide theoretical background for fundamental concepts underlying physical process, equilibrium and the direction of spontaneous change in material systems, physical transformations of pure substances and mixtures; to provide basic framework for understanding chemical and electrochemical changes and formal chemical kinetics; to introduce students to experimental methods in physical chemistry; interpretation of the models and mathematical expressions used for determination of physicochemical properties in laboratory.
    The outcomeStudent would be able to adopt basic knowledge on states of mater (gases and liquids) relaying on explanation of molecular interactions influencing their bulk properties. They would be able to obtain a unified view of criteria of spontaneous change (physical, chemical and electrochemical) and equilibrium based on the concept of chemical potentials of substances and adopt basic knowledge on formal kinetics of homogenous chemical reactions. They would be capable to accurately collect and interpret experimental data and solve basic problems in Physical Chemistry.
    Contents of lecturesStates of matter (the properties of gases, pressure and the kinetic model, liquids, molecular interactions) Physical equilibrium (thermodynamic properties of pure substances and mixtures, phase equilibrium and phase transitions in pure substances and binary mixtures) The principles of chemical and electrochemical equillibrium. Electrochemistry (electrolytes, electrochemical half-reactions in equilibrium, Nernst eq., electrodes, electrochemical systems) The basis of the chemical kinetics (formal kinetic: the rate of conversion, the rate of chemical reaction, rate laws, reaction order, the temperature dependence of reaction rates)
    Contents of exercisesDetermination of the viscosity and temperature dependences of viscosity of liquids Determination of temperature dependence of the vapor pressure, colligative properties-depression of freezing point Determination of the enthalpy of dissolution of solid substances in liquid solvent Determination of the formal and standard equilibrium constant Potentiometric titration and determination of the standard electrode potentials Determination of the reaction rate Determination of the apparent activation energy
    1. S. Đorđević, V. Dražić, FIZIČKA HEMIJA, TMF, Beograd, 2010. (Original title)
    2. Lj. Vračar i drugi, EKSPERIMENTALNA FIZIČKA HEMIJA, TMF, Beograd, 2010. (Original title)
    3. D. Ovcin i drugi, FIZIČKA HEMIJA – ZBIRKA ZADATAKA, TMF, Beograd, 2004. (Original title)
    4. P.Atkins, J. de Paula, ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, Oxford University Press, 2005. (Original title)
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    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
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    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessons20Oral examination50