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COURSE TITLE Physical Chemistry I

COURSE DESCRIPTION Fundamental Laws of Gases; I. Systems, States and Processes: The Macroscopic
Elementary Principles of Study of Gases
Thermodynamics A. Systems, States and Processes
and Thermochemistry; Chemical B. Ideal Gases
Equilibria 1. Boyles Law, Charles Law, Avogadros Law
COURSE PREREQUISITES CHEM 32 2. Ideal Gas Law; Properties of Ideal Gases
PHYS 13 or 81 3. Mixtures of Ideal Gases: Composition
Concurrent w/ Math 28 or Math 38 Variables
COURSE CREDIT 3 units (3 lecture hours) 4. Barometric Distribution Law
5. Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases
1. Deviation From Ideal Behavior
I. Grading System 2. Van der Waals Equation of State
3. Compression Factor, Z
Lecture Exams 400 pts 4. Other Equations of State
Final Exam 200 pts 5. Critical State
600 pts
6. Law of Corresponding State
A. Lecture Exams
There will be 4 lecture exams (100 pts each).
FIRST EXAM: DEC 12, 2013 7-9pm @ PSLH-A
B. Final Exam
Anyone with no exam score below 90 pts may be II. Work, Heat and Energy: The First Law of
exempted. Thermodynamics
A. Work
C. Passing Mark B. Heat
Passing is set at 60%. 1. Definition and Properties
2. Heat and Phase Changes
II. Absences
C. Internal Energy: Relation of Work, Heat and
The student can commit a maximum of 7 absences. A
student who has been absent for more than 7 meetings Internal Energy (First Law of Thermodynamics)
will be automatically dropped, worse will be given a D. Calculation of Amount of Heat and Energy
grade of 5.0. Any student, who for unavoidable cause, Changes
absents himself from the class must obtain an excuse 1. Energy Changes in an Ideal Gas
slip. This must be presented to the instructor not 2. Energy Changes in a General Closed System
later than the second class session following the E. Heat Capacity
students return. F. Joule and Joule-Thomson Experiment
G. Thermochemistry
H. Enthalpy
A. Calculation of Enthalpy Changes for a
class of Chemical Reactions
B. Hesss Law
C. Temperature Dependence Of Energy Changes
of Chemical Reactions
SECOND EXAM: FEB 03, 2014 7-9pm @ PSLH-A

III. Second and Third Law of Thermodynamics: ENTROPY

A. Mathematical Statement of the Second Law: Entropy
B. Carnot Engine and Carnot Cycle: Thermodynamic
C. Carnot Heat Pump and Refrigerator
D. Calculation of Entropy Changes
E. Third Law and Absolute Entropies
F. Overview of Statistical Entropy

3RD EXAM: MAR 03, 2014 7-9pm @ PSLH-A

IV. Thermodynamics of Real Systems

A. Criteria for Spontaneity and Equilibrium: Gibbs
and Helmholtz Energies
B. Fundamental Relations for Closed System
- Fundamental Equations; Maxwell Relations
C. Gibbs Energy Calculations
D. Temperature Dependence of Gibbs Energy

V. Chemical Equilibrium
A. Gibbs Energy Change and Equilibria of Chemical
B. The Equilibrium Constant
C. Reactions Involving Gases and Pure Substances
D. Temperature and Pressure Dependence of Equilibrium

4TH EXAM: MAR 28, 2014 7-9pm @ PSLH-A

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