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This is an advanced level four (4) credit chemistry course with a total of 24 lectures, 12 tutorials and 6 laboratory sessions. The material covers Electrochemistry (weeks 1-5); Gases, Liquids and Solids, Surface and Colloid Chemistry (weeks 5-10); and Nuclear Chemistry (weeks 11-12). The course is currently offered in Semester I of the academic year. A candidate for this course should have a clear understanding of the physical chemistry theory covered at level I. If you feel uncertain or rusty in those areas a thorough review of that material is advised before the start of this course. Laboratory sessions for this course are 5 hours and are administered in weeks seven through twelve of the semester. There are three possible laboratory sessions per week. Students, working in pairs, select one of these sessions weekly. Please be reminded that attendance at laboratory sessions and satisfactory performance are very important. Even though the laboratory component of the course may contribute only 20% to the final mark, failure in this part will result in failure in the entire course.
This is a core course for anyone pursuing a major or minor in chemistry. The course gives an understanding of the basic principles of physical chemistry required for any chemist. The knowledge and understanding gained in this course are required in CHEM 3367 and CHEM 3562.
Instructor Inform ation
Dr. Ann Wilson
Mr. Nigel John Mr. Jason Toney Gases, Liquids & Solids, Surface & Colloid Chemistry PG Labs, C1 Building 3545, 3570
Dr. David Stevenson
Room #: Tel. Ext.: e-m ail:
313, C1 Building 2283, 3570
Ann.Wilson@sta.uwi.edu Mon—3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tue—10:00 am – 12:00 noon & Fri:—9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
318, C1 Building 3260, 3570
Department of Chemistry The University of The West Indies St. Augustine Campus Agostini Street St. Augustine Trinidad, W.I. 868 662 2002 ext as listed above 868 645 3771
its components and dimensions. Magnetic properties of solids para.and ferro-magnestism. Experimental results on the nature of simple liquids and of water. isomers. covalent and metallic solids. Nuclear models including the shell and liquid drop modes. Nernst equation. Nuclear reactions including neutron capture.1 1. (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Radioactive decay including and emissions and decay kinetics. Electrical properties of solids and a comparison of insulators. The preparation of colloidal dispersions. isobars. The use of the Lennard-Jones potential. Augustine Campus.2 1. Langmuir and BET isotherms. the electrochemical series. Neutron proton ratio and its. Isotopes. Dialysis. Standard potentials. Donnan membrane equilibria. mass defect and binding energy. sign conventions. The UWI 10-Aug-10 . concentration cells. Nuclear forces. St.4 Review redox reactions terminology. Double layer theory and electrokinetic phenomena. -2- CHEM 2360 Course Outline 10/11 — Dept. fission and fusion. Physical adsorption and chemisorption. of Chem. Mechanical properties of solids. Liquids considered as dense gases and as disordered solids. reference electrodes. semiconductors and metals. The determination of surface area of adsorbents. nuclear structure and magic numbers. and (v) Content (Surface & Colloid Chemistry) The Surface & Colloid Chemistry section consists of the following: (i) Colloidal phenomena. Polydispersity and molecular weight determination. The Freundlich. Instrumentation – proportional and G-M counters in particular. chemical bonding dispersion (Van der Waals) forces. importance.. isotones. Applications of Radionuclides including C dating neutron activation analysis and radiometric titrations. Binding energy of ionic. Equations of state for non-ideal gases. Liquids & Solids section consists of the following: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Intermolecular forces including electrostatic interactions. (vii) Interaction of Radiation with matter – radiation chemistry. Surfactants and micelles. thermodynamic aspects of electrochemical cells. liquids and gases including a definition of Young's modulus for solids and viscosity of liquids and gases. Liquids & Solids) The Gases. (ii) Content (Electrochemistry) The electrochemistry section consists of four units which are broken down as follows: Unit 1: Electrochemical Cells 1.Content (Nuclear Chemistry) The Nuclear Chemistry section consists of the following: (i) The nucleus.3 1. a complex liquid. concentration cells with and without liquid junctions. Content (Gases. Half reactions and electrodes and varieties of cells.
Unit 2: 2.1 3.2 Applications of standard potentials The measurement of pH (ion-selective electrodes). ion mobility. Calculate the third entity given any two of the three entities E˚. Construct a concentration cell. of Chem. Devise a cell for the measurement of pH. Use a table of standard electrode potentials to determine the oxidation and reduction half reaction of a given reaction. ∆G. Kohlrausch’s Law of the Independent Migration of Ions. Debye-Hückel theory Industrial Electrochemistry Primary. storage and fuel cells Industrial production: Chlor-Alkali electrolysis. Augustine Campus. Transpose experimental conditions using different reference electrodes. measurement of pKa. conductimetric titration Faraday’s laws. List the steps in the production of aluminium.. or K.1 Unit 3: 3. Differentiate between primary. The UWI 10-Aug-10 -3- .2 Goals On completion of the electrochemistry section the candidates should have and appreciation for: how electrochemistry impacts their daily lives.1 4. an electrochemical cell given the overall reaction. Evaluate a set of conductimetric titration experimental data and indicate the types of electrolytes present. Oswald’s law of dilution. Determine if a reaction will proceed spontaneously under stated conditions by application of the Gibbs free energy function and its relationship to the cell potential. Aluminium smelting Unit 4 : 4. Justify the electrical conductivities noted for a range of given solutions at varying concentrations in terms of ion mobility. with labelled parts. storage and fuel cells and how these cells function. Calculate the overall standard cell potential of a given cell using the electrochemical series. Use the Nernst Equation to calculate cell potentials under non-standard conditions. Differentiate between Galvanic and Electrolytic cells and indicate when each should be used. Calculate the theoretical amount of metal deposited in an electrochemical deposition given the current applied. the relevance of electrochemical processes in industry. Calculate the pH of a solution given a set of experimental data. Calculate the equilibrium constant of a cell using the relationship between K and cell potential. CHEM 2360 Course Outline 10/11 — Dept. St. transport numbers Electrical conductivity of ionic solutions. Covert a drawing of an electrochemical cell to standard notation. Learning Outcomes On completion of these four units the learner will be able to: Draw. Conductivity.
pair-share on classroom questions.. worksheets. Julio Physical Chemistry. Peter & de Paula. directed classroom group discussion. New York 1980 1980. Crouch. You are strongly urged to hand in laboratory reports on time. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry. Instructions as to the preparation of laboratory reports are given in the Laboratory Manual. A. West. 2004 USA.. 2004 London. There will be six laboratory sessions in total. The laboratory report will be marked out of ten with at least four marks going to the discussion. 1993. D. Hibbert. Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications. There will be a one mark deduction for every day or part thereof late including Saturday and Sunday. on the same lab day but one week following the date the particular experiment was carried out. Holler. R.. which will consist of six questions from which four must be attempted. Wiley.m. J. Chapters 18 & 19.. Skoog. UK. Faulkner L. Brynn D. Reports are due at 1:00 p. St. E. 2006 2006.Coursework Assignment A single laboratory report per pair is to be handed in for each experiment conducted. Introduction to Electrochemistry .m. Resources Te xtbook: Atkins. Teaching Strategies A combination of lectures including the use of PowerPoint presentations. Brooks/Cole—Thomas Learning. 2004. Macmillan Publishing Company. Augustine Campus.R.. A. Assessment 20% Coursework (Laboratory mark only) 80% Final Examination There will be a two hour final exam.B. 8 th Edition. 1993 USA Bard. F. 8th Edition Oxford University Press. M. of Chem. D. group work on tutorials. and laboratory experiments will be used in this one semester course. Basic Chemical Thermodynamics 5 th Edition. 2004. UK Additional Re ading Smith. New York. A. The UWI 10-Aug-10 -4- . CA. Reports are deemed late as of 1:30 p. of the particular laboratory day. CHEM 2360 Course Outline 10/11 — Dept.J. Imperial College Press.
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