Physical Chemistry II (Th)

Composite Course Information
Parent Course
Component Course
Course Information
TitleΦυσική Χημεία ΙΙ (Θ) / Physical Chemistry II (Th)
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course
Course ID20002645

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course324

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Suggested courses for succesful attendance: Physical Chemistry I, 2nd semester
Learning Outcomes
Students during or after the successful completion of the course will: - be able to understand physicochemical problems and the methodology of the Physical Chemistry - be able to solve problems relevant to physical chemistry. Physical Chemistry is highly mathematical - be able to understand the physicochemical phenomena that take place in various chemical and physical processes - be able to apply analytic thinking in phenomena relevant to physical or chemical processes
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Chemical kinetics: The rate of a chemical reaction. Experimental methods in kinetics. Order of a reaction. Molecularity of a reaction. Opposing, consecutive and parallel reactions. Reac¬tion mechanisms. The Rate-determining step. The kinetics of complex reactions. The temperature dependence of reaction rates. The Arrhenius equation. Rate con¬stants and equilibrium constants. Collision theory of reactions between gases. Re¬action rates, calculation of rate constants from collision theory. Activated complex theory. Catalysis. Electrochemistry: Ionics. Liquid solutions. Ion solvation. The standard thermodynamic functions of ion formation in solu¬tions. The Arrhenius and Debye-Hückel theory. The ionic strength. Faraday’s laws and the electrochemical equivalent. Coulometers. Conductivity measure¬ments. Molar conductances. Transport numbers and mobilities. Electrodics. Defi¬nition of electrochemical potentials. Galvanic cells. Electromotive force (EMF) of a Cell. Free energy and reversible EMF. Entropy and enthalpy of cell reactions. Types of half-cells (Electrodes). Classification of cells. Standard electrode po¬tentials. Osmotic membrane equilibrium. Electrode kinetics. Polarization. Over¬potential. Applied electrochemistry. Some basic applications. Colloidal Systems: Optical, kinetic and electrical properties of colloidal systems. DLVO theory, stability of colloidal systems. Emulsions, microemulsions, foams, gels
Chemical kinetics, Electrochemistry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Computer slides and presentations, use of the electronic platform "elearning" for communication with the students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment75
Student Assessment
Written exams: 100% of the total grade. Non-compulsory test in the middle of the semester with 20% of the total grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ν. Α. Κατσάνου, ΦΥΣΙΚΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ - ΒΑΣΙΚΗ ΘΕΩΡΗΣΗ, Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, 1993 P. W. Atkins, ΦΥΣΙΚΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ, ΤΟΜΟΣ Ι+ΙΙΙ, ΠΑΝ. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ, Ηράκλειο, 1998
Additional bibliography for study
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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