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Physical Chemistry II(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : PHUNG Quan manh Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to learn what physical chemistry is all about and to grasp important principles and facts about physical chemistry. The focus is on statistical thermodynamics and its applications, kinetics, and dynamics of chemical reactions.

By the end of this course, students should be equipped with knowledge and skills concerning the following:
1) Calculate thermodynamics quantities with statistical thermodynamics
2) Calculate reaction rates with chemical kinetics
3) Understand what happens to molecules at the climax of reactions with collision and TS theories
4) Understand chemical processes at surfaces

•Prerequisite Subjects
Physical Chemistry I

•Course Topics
1 Statistical Thermodynamics: Introduction
2 More Statistical Thermodynamics - 1
3 More Statistical Thermodynamics - 2
4 More Statistical Thermodynamics - 3
5 The Kinetic Theory of Gases
6 Chemical Kinetics - 1
7 Chemical Kinetics - 2
8 Review and Midterm evaluation
9 Reaction Dynamics - 1
10 Reaction Dynamics - 2
11 The Solid State - 1
12 The Solid State - 2
13 Surfaces - 1
14 Surfaces - 2
15 Review and Final evaluation

Students will be assigned exercises from each chapter.

David W. Ball: Physical Chemistry, 2nd Ed., Cengage Learning, 2015
P. Atkins, J. de Paula & J. Keeler: Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 11th Ed., Oxford University Press, 2018

•Additional Reading
D. A. McQuarrie and J. D. Simon, Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, University Science Books, 1997.

•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.

•Contacting Faculty
By email or online meetings. In-person meetings during office hours can be also organized.



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