Physical Chemistry I

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical Chemistry I

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    We will discuss equilibria in chemistry such as phase change and electrochemistry in terms of thermodynamics.

    Course Objectives
    This course offers basics of physical chemistry with emphasis on equilibrium. The lecture covers thermodynamics, phase transformation, and electrochemistry.

    Introduction The Properties of gases: perfact gas

    The Properties of gases: real gases

    The first law: the basic concepts

    The first law: thermochemistry & state functions and exact differentials

    The second law: the direction of spontaneous change

    The second law: combining the first and second laws

    Physical transformations of pure substances

    Physical transformations of pure substances: phase diagrams and phase transitions

    Simple mixtures: mixtures and solutions

    Simple mixtures: binary systems

    Simple mixtures: activities

    Chemical equilibrium: spontaneous chemical reactions

    Chemical equilibrium: reponse to equilibria to the conditions

    Chemical equilibrium: electrochemistry

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