Physical Chemistry I

Course Information
TitleΦυσική Χημεία Ι / Physical Chemistry I
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000847

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students after attending and successfully taking the course will: -be introduced to the study of physicochemical problems and the methodology of Physical Chemistry -be trained in the development of analytic thinking -be able to solve problems in and out of the classroom. Physical Chemistry is highly mathematical -be able to understand the physicochemical phenomena that take place in various chemical and physical processes
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Ideal and real gases. Kinetic theory of gases. Basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics. Phase rule, phase equilibria, state diagrams. Supercritical Fluids. Colligative properties of solutions. Thermochemistry. Heat of reactions. The formation en¬thalpy. The free energy and free enthalpy and their temperature dependence. Spontaneity and condition for chemical equilibrium. Pressure and tem¬perature dependence of equilibrium constants. Introduction to nanoscience and interfacial phenomena. Surface tension, adhesion, wetting, contact angle. Capillary phenomena, Young-Laplace equation. Vapor pressure of liquids with curved surface, Kelvin Equation, solubility of nanoparticles. Physical and chemical adsorption, Micelles, nano-layers, nanoparticles, nanostructures, microheterogeneous systems.
laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, Thermochemistry, interfacial phenomena
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 Assigment42
homework (exercises/problems)50
Student Assessment
Mid term exam (50%), Optional Final exam (100, or 50% with mid term exam)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ν. ΚΑΤΣΑΝΟΥ, Φυσικοχημεία - Βασική Θεώρηση, Παπαζήση, 2000 Κ. Παναγιώτου, Διεπιφανειακά Φαινόμενα και Κολλοειδή Συστήματα, Ζήτη 2000
Additional bibliography for study
Atkins, Physical Chemistry, Freeman 2009
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