Short Title:Physical Chemistry 2
Full Title:Physical Chemistry 2
Module Code:PHCH H3003
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:BRIAN MURRAY
Module Description:This module aims to build on level 2 study of Physical Chemistry, with a particular focus on relating theories of chemical behaviour (and associated equations) to practical situations and measurements, leading to competency in applying such knowledge to prediction of properties in real and ideal conditions. Starting with a thorough examination of the phases of pure substances and the parameters associated with their interconversion, solutions and heterogeneous equilibria are then covered. Applications of quantum mechanics to explain atomic and molecular spectroscopy allow calculation of fundamental molecular properties from spectra. Specialist topics include: (i) chronoamperometry and chronocoulometry, with an emphasis on extraction of values of electrochemical parameters, and (ii) kinetics of complex reactions
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Interpret the type of results that can be obtained through application of the quantitative methods by which atomic structure, spectroscopy, bonding and molecular structure can most accurately be calculated and explained.
LO2 Construct phase diagrams for pure substances, and describe the various loci therein
LO3 Predict changes in phase equilibria (mp, bp) with pressure for pure substances
LO4 Define colligative properties of solutions, and to calculate changes in properties with respect to the pure solvents from which they are derived.
LO5 Distinguish ideal and non-ideal behaviour in gases, and in solutions, and the implications for practical measurements
LO6 Derive electrochemical parameters from the results of time-dependent electrochemical data
LO7 Derive mechanistic information from kinetics of complex reactions and be able to measure equilibrium and rate constants for homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions n/a 2,3,5 20.00 Week 7
Assignment n/a 1,6 10.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lectures based on Module Content 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Vemulapalli 1993, "Physical Chemistry", Prentice Hall
  • Paul Monk. 2004, Physical Chemistry: Understanding our chemical World, Wiley 0-471-49181-0
  • Margaret Wright 2004, Introduction to Chemical kinetics, 1st edition Ed., Wiley 0-470-09059-6
Recommended Book Resources
  • Espenson 2002, " Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Mechanisms", 2nded Ed., McGraw-Hill
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 6 Group Elective 2