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Course module: NWI-MOL040
NWI-MOL040
Thermodynamics 2
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL040
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. H.L.M. Meekes
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Lecturer
dr. H.L.M. Meekes
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Contactperson for the course
dr. H.L.M. Meekes
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Academic year2016
Period
KW1  (29/08/2016 to 06/11/2016)
Starting block
KW1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims

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
Content

Thermodynamics is built on two phenomenological perceptions, the first law 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.

Literature

• P.W. Atkins & Julio De Paula, Physical chemistry, ed. 8 (ISBN 9780198700722 or ISBN 0198700725), ed. 9 (ISBN 9780199543373) or ed. 10 (ISBN 9780199697403).
• Study guide available at the lecturer's website.
Teaching formats

• 16 hours lecture
• 16 hours problem session
• 52 hours individual study period
Additional comments
Graphical Calculators are prohibited during the exam.This course will be taught in English
Topics
• Stability of phases and phase diagrams
• Phase transitions
• Surface tension
• Thermodynamics of mixtures
• Thermodynamics of solutions
• Activity
• Electrolytes
• The Boltmann equation
Test information
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.
Prerequisites
Thermodynamics (NWI-MOL017).This is a course in the theme 'Functionality'.
Required materials
Book
P.W. Atkins & Julio De Paula, Physical chemistry. Edition 8 or 9 is also sufficient.
ISBN:9780199697403
Instructional modes
Lab course
Attendance MandatoryYes

Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Tentamen
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2

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