PHYSICS CHEMISTRY 2

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Chemical Sciences and Technologies
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2014/2015
Year: 
3
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
9
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
90
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (90 hours)
Requirements: 

Physical Chemistry 1
(thermodynamics and basic molecular quantum mechanics)

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Fundamental concepts related to statistical thermodynamics, kinetics of chemical processes, and molecular basis of transport. The student will be able to rationalize in microscopic terms chemical phenomena occurring on the macroscopic scale

Introduction to Statistical mechanics. Distribution of molecular states. Energy and Entropy. Molecular partition Function. Ensembles. Canonical partition function.
Statistical thermodynamics: fundamental relationships and their applications in chemistry.
Chemical Kinetics. Reaction rates. Kinetic equations, rate constants.
Statistical interpretation of rate constant and temperature dependences
Kinetic basis of catalysis.
Fluxes, transport phenomena and related laws. Matter, energy and charge fluxes.

Atkins' Physical Chemistry (OuP)
Materials and slides avalable from the lecturer.

Professors

FABBIANI MARCO