This course provides a basic understanding of the core area of physical chemistry. Topics covered are electrolyte solutions, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, surface reactions and transport properties.
1.Students will be able to apply the basic concepts of calculus to concepts in physical chemistry.
2.Students will be able to understand and apply the principles of electrochemistry to conductance, voltaic, and electrolytic systems.
3.Students will be able to understand physical basis of Debye-Huckel theory.
4.Students will be able to evaluate activity and activity coefficients for non-ideal solutions.
5.Students will be able to list the methods for arriving at a plausible mechanism and/or rate law based on kinetic information.
6.Students will be able to apply the steady-state hypothesis to obtain rate equations.
7.Students will be able to explain the basic principles of photochemical, radiation-chemical and polymerization reactions.
8.Students will be able to understand the adsorption isotherms and apply it to heterogeneous reaction kinetics.
9.Students will be able to understand the transport properties for gases (viscosity, diffusion).
10.Students will be able to evaluate molar mass from sedimentation.