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Physical Chemistry I(2.0 credits)

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 : PHUNG Quan manh Associate 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.

By the end of this course, students should be equipped with knowledge and skills concerning the following:
1) Understand and describe the properties of gases.
2) Understand three laws of thermodynamics.
3) Apply the laws of thermodynamics in chemistry: describe physical and chemical equilibria.

•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 Review and Midterm evaluation
8 Gibbs Energy and Chemical Potential 1 (Ch. 4)
9 Gibbs Energy and Chemical Potential 2 (Ch. 4)
10 Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium 1 (Ch. 5)
11 Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium 2 (Ch. 5)
12 Equilibria in Single-Component Systems (Ch. 6)
13 Equilibria in Multiple-Component Systems (Ch. 7)
14 Electrochemistry and Ionic Solutions (Ch. 8)
15 Review and Final evaluation

Students will be assigned exercises from each chapter.

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

•Additional Reading
D. A. McQuarrie and J. D. Simon, Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, University Science Books, 1997.
P. Atkins, J. de Paula, and J. Keeler: Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 11th Ed. Oxford University Press, 2018.

•Grade Assessment
Students will be evaluated based on one midterm exam (25% weight), one final exam (comprehensive, 45%
weight), and homework (30% weight). Homework will be given at the end of each class. Homework must be submitted before the next class starts. The penalty for homework submitted late should be 10% of the maximum mark per day late. Both midterm and final exams will be written.

Grade evaluation will be according to the GPA System at Nagoya University.
Students who enrolled AY2020 and onward: "A+": 100-95%, "A": 95-80%, "B": 80-70%, "C": 70-65%, "C-": 65-69%, "F": 60-0%.
Students who enrolled before AY2020: "S": 100-90%, "A": 90-80%, "B": 80-70%, "C": 70-60%, "F": 60-0%.

To receive a passing grade, a score of at least 60% is required.

The course will be graded "Fail (F)" if less than 60% of the points are obtained. The course will be graded as "Absent (W)" as stated in "Conditions for Course Withdrawal".

Face-to-face and real-time online lectures combined. The records of the lectures will be provided on Microsoft Teams.

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