After having finished the course the student is able to treat thermodynamic problems in physical chemistry at an advanced level in a quantitative and perceptive way, involving
- the use of Maxwell relations
- the construction and interpretation of phase diagrams
- the use of Gibbs' phase rule
- the activities in non-ideal mixtures and electrolytes
- surface free energies between phases
- Boltzmann statistics
Thermodynamics is built on two phenomenological perceptions, the first law on the conservation of energy and the second law describing the conditions for spontaneous processes.
In the course Thermodynamics these laws were treated together with a few basic applications.
In the course Thermodynamics 2 this basic perception is deepened and applied to more complex systems.
2h. Lectures per week
2h. Exercise classes per week
Thermodynamics (NWI-MOL135 or NWI-MOL017).
|The written exam determines the final grade and consists of four problems, each divided into four sub-problems. All 16 sub-problems have an equal weight.|
|Graphical Calculators are prohibited during the exam.|