Course Code: B32009H-01
Course Name: Physical Chemistry II
Pre-requisite: Physical Chemistry I
Aims and requirements:
As its name implies,physical chemistry is a subject that studies the basic problems in the field of chemistry with physical means and methods. It is the theoretical basis of chemistry and other subjects that study the material change at the molecular level. Therefore, physical chemistry is one of the important core courses of the chemistry department during the undergraduate education. Physical chemistry is a science that explores and summarizes the basic rules and principles of chemical processes and chemical change from the connection between physical phenomenon and chemical phenomenon. As an important branch of chemistry, the main task of physical chemistry is to explore and solve scientific problems in the following three aspects:
According to the current curriculum in our country, the basic physical chemistry mainly solves the former two scientific problems, the latter is solved by structural chemistry and quantum chemistry.
Physical chemistry II is based on Physical Chemistry I and mainly includes electrolyte solution, reversible cell electromotive force and its application, electrolysis and polarization, chemical kinetic basis (including chemical laser, catalytic kinetics), interfacial phenomenon, colloid and high polymer etc. The purpose of teaching is letting students understand the thinking method, connotation and extension, characteristics and application of physical chemistry etc. and understanding the behavior of ions in the solution and the generation of the electrochemical potential; Systematically studying the direction, rate, mechanism of chemical reaction and important chemical kinetic theory (such as collision and transition states) etc; Systematically studying interfacial phenomenon (such as tension, adsorption, monolayer), the properties of colloid and macromolecule solution system etc.
In the teaching process, this course will introduce the source of physical chemistry, the knowledge of related disciplines (especially the knowledge of Theoretical Physics), and the professional knowledge of Physical Chemistry. Students will understand the vertical and horizontal theoretical physical chemistry basis and their interrelationships. This course will also enhance students’ interest in various subjects’ knowledge that they have mastered or are about to learn, help students consciously associate the theory, knowledge and technology of various subjects, and lay a solid foundation for follow-up courses. This course focuses on the basic theory, basic concepts and classical methods in Physical Chemistry, and extends those contents to the application of the frontier domains of the physical chemistry researchto make students master the basic methods of analyzing and solving problems in physical chemistry.
Topics and Schedule
The basic contents of each part are as follows:
Introduction Physical Chemistry II
Chapter 8 Electrolyte Solution
Chapter 9 Reversible Cell Electromotive Force and Its Application
Chapter 10 Electrolysis and Polarization
Chapter 11 Chemical Kinetic Basis I
Chapter 12 Chemical Kinetic BasisⅡ
Chapter 13 Surface Physical Chemistry
Chapter 14 Colloidal Dispersion System and Macromolecular Solution
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