Details of CH1201 (Spring 2020)

Level: 1 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH1201 General Physical Chemistry Debansu Chaudhuri,
Priyadarshi De

States of Matter (16 lectures):

The Gaseous State: Gas laws, Equation of state, Concept of temperature, pressure, partial pressure, density, Mole concept.
Kinetic Theory of Gases: The kinetic theory, Maxwells distribution of molecular velocities/speed in 1D, 2D, 3D, Calculation of average, root mean square and most probable speed, Collisions in a gas, Collision diameter, collision number, mean free path, frequency of binary collision. Viscosity of gases. Energy distribution function, average energy and most probable energy, Principle of equipartition of energy, Maxwell Boltzmann distribution, Specific Heat capacity of gases.

Real Gases: Deviations from ideal behaviour, Equations of state for real gases, Compressibility factors, Andews and Amagot's plot, van der Waals and Dieterici equations, Virial equation, , Reduced equation of state, Law of corresponding states, Critical state, Critical pressure, critical volume, critical temperature,Boyle temperature, Continuity of states, Intermolecular forces.

The Liquid State: Liquid structure, Vapour pressure, Surface tension, Viscosity.

Thermodynamics (18 Lectures):

The First Law:Basic concept and definition of systems, surroundings, boundaries, reversible and irreversible processes, zeroth law, Concept of Heat and work, Internal energy, State and path functions, exact and inexact differentials, Enthalpy, adiabatic and isothermal processes, specific heats, Joule's experiment, Thermochemistry, Kirchoff's equation.

The Second Law: Concept of heat reserviors, and heat engines, Kelvin-Planck and Clausius statement,Spontaneous processes, Carnot cycle and Carnot Theorem, Concept of entropy and (un)available work in various processes, Work function and free energy, Clausius inequality, Maxwells relations, Joule
-Thomson experiment, Chemical potential it's pressure and temperature dependence, TdS equation and thermodynamic equation of state.

Chemical Kinetics (8 Lectures):

Order and molecularity of a reaction, Integrated rate laws for 0th, 1st, 2nd and nth order reactions, pseudo orders and molecularities, Reversible first order, Consecutive first order, Parallel first order reaction, Temperature response to equilibrium -van't Hoff Equation, Temperature dependence of reaction rate -Arrhenius equation, Steady state approximation, Rate determining step approximation, Prequilibria concept-Michaelis-Menten equation -Enzyme catalysis, Unimolecular reaction -Lindemann Hinshelwood mechanism, chain reaction, photochemical equation.

Knowledge of mathematics at +2 level

Text books:
(1) Physical Chemistry P. W. Atkins, J. De Paula.
(2) Physical Chemistry G. W. Castellan.
(3) Physical Chemistry I. R. Levine.

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 2 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed