Physical Chemistry II (Th)

Composite Course Information
Parent CourseFX3 Physical Chemistry II
Component Courses
  1. FXTH3 Physical Chemistry II (Th)
  2. FXE3 Physical Chemistry II (L)
Course Information
TitleΦυσική Χημεία ΙΙ (Θ) / Physical Chemistry II (Th)
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Other CharacteristicsPart of composite course FX3 Physical Chemistry II
Course ID20002645

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2019-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
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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 Assigment752.5
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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