Physical Chemistry A

Objectives

To allow the students  to acquire solid  knowledge on: Molecular Energies, Spectroscopy and Statistical Thermodynamics; Physical Chemistry of Surfaces; Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics of  Chemical Reactions.

General characterization

Code

12590

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Ana Isabel Nobre Martins Aguiar de Oliveira Ricardo, João Carlos da Silva Barbosa Sotomayor

Hours

Weekly - 4

Total - 84

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

“Physical Chemistry”,  Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula, 8th edition, 2006, Oxford University Press.

“Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory”,  Alan Vincent, JW& Sons,  2001, NY.

 “Cinética Química”, João Sotomayor, 2003, Lidel-edições técnicas, Lisboa.

“Physical Chemistry of Surfaces”, 6th ed. , Arthur W. Adamson & Alice P. Gast, JW& Sons,  1997, NY.

“Modern Liquid Phase Kinetics”, B.G. Cox, 1996, Oxford University Press, NY.

“Surfaces”, Gary Attard and Colin Barnes,2004, Oxford University Press, NY.

"Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory", R.L. Carter, JW& Sons, 1998, NY

"Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics", J.I. Steinfeld, J.S. Francisco, W.L.Hase, 1999, Prentice Hall

"Adsorption by Powders and porous solids", F. Rouquerol, J. Rouquerol, K Sing, 1999, Academic Press

"Physical Chemistry, a molecular approach", D.A. McQuarrie, J.D. Simon, 1997, U. Science Books

Teaching method

Lectures and problem-solving sessions, lab sessions.

Evaluation method

Theorical assessment:  3 mid-term tests or final exame. Weight of 1st test: 30%. Weight of 2nd test: 30%. Weight of 3rd test: 40%. Final exam has 100% weight in final grade. Minimum theorical assessment grade: 9,5 val. Weight of theorical assessment grade: 80%

 Laboratorial assessment (grade >9,5) include 2 lab sessions, oral presentation and discussion of one of the lab sessions. Weight of lab assessment grade: 20%

Final mark: 0,8 theory mark + 0,2 lab mark

Subject matter

1) Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
  1.1 - Surface Tension.
  1.2 – Adsorption.

1.3 – Heterogeneous Catalysis

2) Molecular Energetics and Statistical thermodynamics

2.1 – Kinetic Theory of Gases

2.2 – Interaction of light and molecules. Molecular spectroscopy:
Rotacional ,Vibracional, Vibracional-rotational, Raman and  Electronic Spectroscopies.

 2.3 - Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

3) Chemical Kinetics
    3.1 – Rate laws.
    3.2 – Temperature dependence: the activation energy.
   3.3 – Steady-state approximation.
   3.4) Complex reactions: Chain reactions, Photochemical reactions, Polymerisation reactions.


4) Molecular reaction dynamics and catalysis
  4.1 – Collision theory.
  4.2 – Activated complex theory.
  4.3 – Dynamics of molecular collisions.

 

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