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Physical Chemistry I(2.0 credits)

Code:10152
Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 Autumn Semester 2 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory Elective
Lecturer : Peter BUTKO Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to grasp the physical basis of the interactions between particles and of the behavior and
properties of matter. The course begins with perfect gas law, proceeds to thermodynamics, and finishes with
applications of thermodynamics to simple mixtures.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II

•Course Topics
1 Gases and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics 1 (Ch. 1)/
2 Gases and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics 2 (Ch. 1)/
3 The First Law 1 (Ch. 2)/
4 The First Law 2 (Ch. 2)/
5 The Second and Third Laws 1 (Ch. 3)/
6 The Second and Third Laws 2 (Ch. 3)/
7 Midterm Exam (Chs. 1 ‒ 3)/
8 Gibbs Energy and Chemical Potential 1 (Ch. 4)/
9 Gibbs Energy and Chemical Potential 2 (Ch. 4)/
10 Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium (Ch. 5)/
11 Equilibria in Single-Component Systems (Ch. 6)/
12 Equilibria in Multiple-Component Systems (Ch. 7)/
13 Electrochemistry and Ionic Solutions (Ch. 8)/
14 Pre-final Review/
15 FINAL EXAM (Chs. 1 ‒ 8)

•Textbook
David W. Ball: Physical Chemistry, 2nd Ed., Cengage Learning, 2015

•Additional Reading
Atkins' Physical Chemistry, any edition

•Grade Assessment
Two exams: the midterm (worth 50 points) and the final (comprehensive, worth 100 points), homework (40 points),
and 10 points for activity in online communication with the instructor and the class. TOTAL: 200 points.
Grade "S": 100-90% (180 or more points), "A": 89-80% (179 - 160 pts), "B": 79-70% (159 - 140 pts), "C": 69-60% (139
- 120 pts), "F": 59-0% (fewer than 120 pts).

•Notes

•Contacting Faculty
E-mail: pbutko@chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp

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