Roland Riek: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Roland Riek
FieldPhysical Chemistry
Address
Inst. Mol. Phys. Wiss.
ETH Zürich, HCI F 225
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 61 39
E-mailroland.riek@phys.chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
529-0433-01LAdvanced Physical Chemistry: Statistical Thermodynamics6 credits3GR. Riek, J. Richardson
AbstractIntroduction to statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Prediction of thermodynamic and kinetic properties from molecular data.
ObjectiveIntroduction to statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Prediction of thermodynamic and kinetic properties from molecular data.
ContentBasics of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of classical and quantum systems. Concept of ensembles, microcanonical and canonical ensembles, ergodic theorem. Molecular and canonical partition functions and their connection with classical thermodynamics. Quantum statistics. Translational, rotational, vibrational, electronic and nuclear spin partition functions of gases. Determination of the equilibrium constants and (transition-state theory) rates of gas phase reactions. Description of ideal gases and ideal crystals. Lattice models, mixing entropy of polymers, and entropic elasticity.
Lecture notesSee homepage of the lecture.
LiteratureSee homepage of the lecture.
Prerequisites / NoticeChemical Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics, Molecular Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy; Mathematical Foundations (Analysis, Combinatorial Relations, Integral and Differential Calculus)
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
529-0499-00LPhysical Chemistry1 credit1KM. Reiher, A. Barnes, G. Jeschke, B. H. Meier, F. Merkt, J. Richardson, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractInstitute-Seminar covering current research Topics in Physical Chemistry
Objective
529-1023-00LPhysical Chemistry I (for Biology and Pharmacy)
Only for
- Biologie BSc (Programme Regulations 2013) and
- Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc (Programme Regulations 2013)

This course is offered for the last time in autumn 2021.
3 credits2V + 1UR. Riek
AbstractThe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, standard thermodynamic values. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamic parameters of reactions, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the fundamental thermodynamic properties of chemical and biological systems.
ContentThe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, standard thermodynamic values. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamic parameters of reactions, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
Lecture notesin process, will be distributed at the beginning of the first lecture
Literature1) Atkins, P.W., 1999, Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 6th ed., 1999.
2) Moore, W.J., 1990: Grundlagen der physikalischen Chemie, W. de Gruyter, Berlin.
3) Adam, G., Läuger, P., Stark, G., 1988: Physikalische Chemie und Biophysik, 2. Aufl., Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: mathematics I+II, functions of multiple variables, partial derivatives.
In particular: There are learning tasks used as performance assessments.