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Physical Chemistry II

General data

Course ID: 1200-1CHFIZ2W4 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: Physical Chemistry II Name in Polish: Chemia fizyczna II
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego dla studentów 4-go semestru (S1-CH)
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 1.50
Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Student should have a basic knowledge in mathematics and physics on the level required after the first year of Chemistry. Namely, student should be able to solve simple differential equations, calculate simple integrals, plot the course of basic mathematic functions. Student should have a basic knowledge in classical mechanics, electricity and general chemistry


(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

The physical chemistry course is to lay foundations in thermodynamics, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and to present how to use in practice the laws describing physicochemical phenomena.

Full description:

The course comprises:

- the basis of thermodynamics

- the basis of chemical statics, thermodynamic criteria of equilibrium,

- phase equilibria in one- and multicomponent systems,

- interpretation of phase diagrams for one-, two- and three component systems

- processes of distillation, rectification and extraction

- properties of electrolyte solutions

- electrodes and cells, reactions, Nernst equation, determination of physicochemical constants from EFM measurements,

- transport in solutions and gases,

- interfacial phenomena, thermodynamics of interfaces (adsorption, surface tension) and colloide,

- chemical kinetics of simple and complexed reactions

- basis of electrochemical kinetics,

- electric and magnetic properties of molecules


1. P.W. Atkins, Chemia Fizyczna. PWN

2. B.N. Barrow, Chemia Fizyczna, PWN

3. K. Pigoń, Z.Ruziewicz, Chemia Fizyczna. PWN, 2005

4. Praca zbiorowa, Chemia Fizyczna, PWN, Warszawa 1980

5. H. Buchowski, W. Ufnalski, Elementy termodynamiki chemicznej, Oficyna Wydawnicza PW, Warszawa 1993.

6. A. Kisza, Elektrochemia I. Jonika i Elektrochemia II. Elektrodyka, WNT, 2000,

7. E.T. Dutkiewicz, Fizykochemia Powierzchni, WNT, 1998

8. A. Molski, Wprowadzenie do Kinetyki Chemicznej, WNT 2001

Learning outcomes:

After the course the student:

- knows the basic terms and how to use them in thermodynamics, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry,

- knows the main relationships in physical chemistry and how to use them to explain the physicochemical processes,

- knows and understands the basis of fundamental physicochemical processes,

- understands the phase diagrams for one-, two- and three-component systems

- is able to predict a direction of physicochemical processes after the change of various parameters, like temperature, pressure, concentration, potential,

- knows which experimental methods can be used in investigations of the physicochemical processes,

is able to determine the fundamental physicochemical parameters from the experimental data

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

After each semester, the student is obliged to pass the exam.

The exam is in the written form and consists of two parts:

- test (5 questions). Student has to justify the chosen answer.

- 6 open questions.

Exam is passed when the number of gained points is at least 50%.

According to the new study regulations, attendance in the lectures is mandatory. Absence in 4 lectures in the semester is accepted.

Practical placement:

not required

Classes in period "Summer semester 2020/21" (in progress)

Time span: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
Choosen plan division:

see course schedule
Type of class: Lecture, 15 hours more information
Coordinators: Magdalena Skompska
Group instructors: Magdalena Skompska
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Examination
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