701-0206-00L  Selected Topics of Physical Chemistry

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersP. Funck
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


Abstract1. Kinetics of complex reactions
2. Thermodynamics of mixtures and systems with several phases: Partition between phases, colligative properties of solutions, coexistence of phases, phase rule, phase diagrams
3. Phase boundaries: Surface tension, surface excess concentration, adsorption, colloids
ObjectiveMore detailed knowledge of macroscopic physico-chemical phenomena
Content1. Kinetics of complex reactions: Pre-equilibrium, steady-state approximation, enzyme kinetics
2. Thermodynamics of mixtures and systems with several phases: Chemical potential, standard states and activities, partition between phases, colligative properties of solutions, coexistence of phases, phase rule, phase diagrams of pure substances and binary mixtures
3. Phase boundaries: Surface tension, surface excess concentration, adsorption on solids, stability of colloids
Lecture notesLecture notes are on Link and can be downloaded from the teaching document repository.
Literature- Wedler, G., Freund, H.-J., Lehrbuch der physikalischen Chemie, 6. Aufl., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 2012
- Atkins, P., de Paula, J., Keeler, J., Physical Chemistry, 11th edition, Oxford University Press, 2018
- Shaw, D.J., Introduction to Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 4th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of kinetics and thermodynamics from "Chemie I+II"
Competent handling of elementary calculus