Physical Chemistry 1

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical Chemistry 1

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite CH4701

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Introduction to chemical thermodynamics; heat; work; reversible and irreversible systems; state functions; first law of thermodynamics; internal energy; enthalpy; standard enthalpies; second and third laws of thermodynamics; entrophy, Clausius inequality; Gibbs and helmholz free energies; chemical equilibrium; variations with temperature and pressure; introduction to chemical kinetics; zero, first and second order rate laws; activation energy and the Arphenius equation; accounting for the rate laws; steady state approximation.Michaelis-Menten equation.

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