Physical Chemistry 1

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical Chemistry 1

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Physical Chemistry 1
    Module code: 4CCC0030
    Semester: Semester 2 (spring)
    Module description: The student should acquire a broad understanding of the knowledge base in Physical Chemistry and its terminology or discourse. He/She will operate in a range of varied but predictable contexts that require the use of a specified range of techniques and information sources. Additionally, the student will be required to identify principles and concepts underlying theoretical frameworks.
    On completion of the module the student should be able, within the fields listed, to:
    States of Matter
    ? Describe the different properties of gases, liquids and solids.
    ? Identify intermolecular forces and explain how they affect properties of compounds.
    Thermodynamics
    ? Develop models of chemical and physical change grounded in the fundamentals of thermodynamics
    ? Apply the concepts, methods and techniques of thermodynamics to chemical/biochemical systems and make predictions for these systems.
    Electrochemistry
    ? Balance redox reactions. Write half-reactions in electrochemical cells.
    ? Calculate electrochemical potential using the Nernst equation. Identify redox reactions in bio-energetic processes.
    Credit level: 4
    Credit value: 15

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