Physical Chemistry II (L)

Composite Course Information
Parent Course
Component Courses
  1. FXE3 Physical Chemistry II (L)
  2. FXTH3 Physical Chemistry II (Th)
Course Information
TitleΦυσική Χημεία ΙΙ (Ε) / Physical Chemistry II (L)
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
Course ID20002646

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course323

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Suggested courses for successful attendance: Physical Chemistry I, 2nd semester
Learning Outcomes
The basic goal of this course is the thorough understanding of topics covered by the courses Physical Chemistry I and II through the experimental investigation and/or computer simulation of various physicochemical phenomena. Consequently, the student is trained in the: -collection of reliable experimental data, -error analysis, -statistical analysis of experimental data, -writing of scientific reports and gets familiar in the operation of simple instruments and experimental setups
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Viscosity of liquids: Application of Ostwald’s viscosimeter method for the measurement of water viscosity at temperatures between 25 and 50 C. Arrhenious law parameter calculation. Binary vapor-liquid phase diagram: Study of the heterogeneous equilibrium between vapor and liquid phases, in a two component system at atmospheric pressure. Interpretation of deviations from Raoult’s law by means of molecular intreractions. Evaluation of azeotropic composition. Thermocouple calibration study: Calibration of an unknown thermocouple at temperatures between 0 and 420 C by measuring the electromotive forces at the boiling point of liquids, at the liquefaction and meliting points of Sn, Pb and Zn. Thermal analysis: Measurement of the cooling curves of liquid (melt) Pb, Sn and their alloys, using a Ni-NiCr thermocouple. Determination of the freezing points, freezing time, eutectic temperature and composition of the alloys by means of the phase diagram and the break point. Measurement of the surface tension of liquids: Determination of the surface tension coefficient of waterm ethanol and their binary mixtures, by neans of the Traube stalagmometer method. Calculation of related physicochemical properties (molar surface energy, parachor, surface concentration and Szyszkowski constant). Calculation of static and dynamic properties of fluids from Molecular Dynamics Simulation data: Calculation of static, dynamic and thermodynamic properties of pure liquids and their mixtures (i.e., density, isothermal compressibility, diffusion coefficient) from analysis of Molecular Dynamics Simulation data. Utilization of software packages for graphical representation, statistical analysis and error estimation. Constant pressure calorimetry: Calculation of the neutralization enthalpies of solutions of strong and weak acids by an excess of a strong base solution, following the determination of the thermal capacity of the calorimeter and the dilution enthalpy of the base. Study of electrolytic plating: Electrolytic nickel plating on a copper foil. Calculation of all the critical parameters of the electrolytic system, like split voltage, conductivity and metal-over-potential of the electrolutic cell, current ant energy yields of the process and thickness of the nickel plating.
physicochemical phenomena, Statistical Analysis, composition of scientific reports
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
ΨComputer slides and presentations, use of the electronic platform "elearning" for communication with the students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Interactive Teaching in Information Center
Student Assessment
Performance during the experimental investigation and writing of the scientific report with the experimental results (50 % of the total grade). Final written exams (50% of the total grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
Ν. Α. Κατσάνου, ΦΥΣΙΚΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ - ΒΑΣΙΚΗ ΘΕΩΡΗΣΗ, Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, 1993 Κ. Παναγιώτου, ΔΙΕΠΙΦΑΝΕΙΑΚΑ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΑ και ΚΟΛΛΟΕΙΔΗ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΑ, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη 1998 Δ. Α. Γιαννακουδάκη, ΦΥΣΙΚΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ, –πρώτου κύκλου, Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1981-82 Ν. Κουλουμπή, ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ, Εκδόσεις ΣΥΜΕΩΝ, Αθήνα, 2005 P. W. Atkins, ΦΥΣΙΚΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ, ΤΟΜΟΣ Ι+ΙΙΙ, ΠΑΝ. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ, Ηράκλειο, 1998 J. W. Moore, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, PRENTICE-HALL, Fifth Edition, London, 1972 P. W. Atkins, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, Fourth Edition, Oxford, 1990
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