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Physical Chemistry II(2.0 credits)

Code:10160
Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Peter BUTKO Designated 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. The course finishes with a study of kinetics and dynamics of chemical reactions.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Physical Chemistry I

•Course Topics
Course Contents
1 Stat. Thermodynamics 1: The Concepts (Ch. 15)
2 Stat. Thermodynamics 2: Applications (Ch. 16)
3 Molecular Interactions 1 (Ch. 17)
4 Molecular Interactions 2 (Ch. 17)
5 Pre-exam Review & EXAM 1 (Chs. 15 – 17)
6 Macromolecules and Self-Assembly (Ch. 18)
7 Molecules in Motion 1 (Ch. 20)
8 Molecules in Motion 2 (Ch. 20)
9 The Rates of Chemical Reactions 1 (Ch. 21)
10 The Rates of Chemical Reactions 2 (Ch. 21)
11 Pre-exam Review & EXAM 2 (Chs. 18, 20 & 21)
12 Reaction Dynamics 1 (Ch. 22)
13 Reaction Dynamics 2 (Ch. 22)
14 Pre-final Review
15 FINAL EXAM (Chs. 15 – 18, 21 & 22)

It is desirable to read a textbook or reference materials before a class

•Textbook
P. Atkins, J. de Paula & J. Keeler: Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 11th Ed., Oxford University Press, 2018

•Additional Reading
Instructions will be given as necessary in class

•Grade Assessment
Grading
Two exams: 100 points each, final exam (comprehensive): 200, homework: 50. TOTAL: 450.

Criteria for “Absent” & “Fail” Grades
The “Absent” grade is reserved for students that withdraw by the 6th lecture period. After that day, a letter grade will be awarded based on grades earned from all assignments during the semester.
Course Withdrawal
Yes. The last day to withdraw without academic penalty is the 6th lecture period.

•Notes

•Contacting Faculty
Office: SA Building 318-1 (Science & Agriculture)
Phone: 789-2480
E-mail: pbutko@chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp

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