Physical Chemistry is the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of the principles, practices, and concepts of physics such as motion, energy, force, time, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics, analytical dynamics and chemical equilibrium (Wikipedia)

Physical chemistry is the study of how matter behaves on a molecular and atomic level and how chemical reactions occur. Based on their analyses, physical chemists may develop new theories, such as how complex structures are formed. Physical chemists often work closely with materials scientists to research and develop potential uses for new materials (American Chemical Society, ACS).

The course covers the properties of gases, thermodynamics and its applications to chemistry.  It also introduces physical transformations of pure substances, mixtures and chemical equilibrium.


Course Contents:

 Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, P.W. Atkins 9E 

5 Simple mixtures -Phase diagrams

6 Chemical equilibrium

 

20 Molecules in motion

21 The rates of chemical reactions

22 Reaction dynamics

23 Catalysis