Physical Chemistry III

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΙΙΙ / Physical Chemistry III
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40002641

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 294
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
VASIKOS KYKLOSCompulsory Course4210

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours7
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Υ03 Applied Mathematics in Chemistry I
  • Υ04 Physics I
  • Υ07 Physical Chemistry I
  • Υ10 Physical Chemistry II
Learning Outcomes
- Mass transfer phenomena (mass, charge, momentum, heat) - Chemical kinetics. - Electrochemical kinetics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Lectures Kinetic theory of gases (velocity distribution, molecular collisions, mass transfer phenomena). Ionic motion in electrolytic solutions (diffusion, migration). Ionic mobility and conductivity of electrolytic solutions. Kinetic properties of macromolecules and colloids. Chemical Kinetics. Simple homogeneous chemical reactions (kinetic equations of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and zero order reactions). Complicated homogeneous chemical reactions. Effect of temperature on chemical reaction rates, activated complex theory. Chemical reaction mechanisms. Catalysis. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions. Photochemical reactions. Spectrophotometry and polosimetry. Electrode reaction kinetics. Overpotential. Kinetic currents (Butler-Volmer and Tafel equations). Mass transfer and mixed current control. Voltammetric curves. Electrolysis (Faraday’s law). Laboratory Classes The effect of temperature and ionic strength on reaction rate. Conductometric, spectrophotometric and polosimetric monitoring of reaction kinetics. Oscillating chemical reactions.
physical chemistry, mass transport effects, chemical kinetics, electrode kinetics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301.2
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ATKINS (III)-Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης
Additional bibliography for study
XHMIKH KINHTIKH 1. “Φυσική Χημεία Ομογενών και Ετερογενών Συστημάτων”, Δ.Α. Γιαννακουδάκης, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1985-1986. 2. “Physical Chemistry”, W.J.Moore, 5th Edition, Longman, London, 1952 3. “Physical Chemistry”, G.W.Castellan, 3rd Edition, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1983. 4. “Chemical Kinetics”, K.J.Laidler, 2nd Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1973. 5. “Fundamental Chemical Kinetics”, S.R.Logan, Longman, 1996. 6. “Kinetics and Mechanism”, A.A.Frost and R.G.Pearson, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, NY, 1961,. 7. “The Foundations of Chemical Kinetics”, S.W.Benson, McGraw-Hill, NY, 1960. 8. Κατσάνος, Φυσικοχημεία, Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, Αθήνα, 1993. 9. T. Engel, P. Reid, Physical Chemistry, Pearson, 2006. ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ 1. Γ.Κοκκινίδης, “Αρχές και μέθοδοι μελέτης ηλεκτροδιακών δράσεων”, Eκδόσεις Γιαχούδη-Γιαπούλη Ο.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη, 1992. (ΠΡΟΣΕΙΝΟΜΕΝΟ ΣΥΓΓΡΑΜΜΑ-Βιβλιοθήκη Χημικού) 2. D. Pletcher , “A First Course in Electrode Processes”, The Electrochemical Consultancy, Romsey, England, 1991. (Βιβλιοθήκη Χημικού)
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