The course unit aims to provide a basic understanding of the core area of physical chemistry: chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium and chemical kinetics, based around the theme of systems, states and processes applied to biological phenomena. At the end of this UC the student should be able to:
- Mastering the terminology of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics: nomenclature, system units and conventions.
- Apply the learned formalism to solve problems and case studies of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics related to biological phenomena.
- Plan, design and develop experimental work to study simple thermodynamic kinetic properties.
- Process experimental data in order to understand systems behavior by calculation and analysis of derived thermodynamic and kinetic properties.
- Demonstrate scientific ability and critical thinking in interpreting systems thermodynamic and kinetic behavior.
- Chang R., “Physical Chemistry for the Chemical and Biological Sciences”, University Science Books, 2000.
- Atkins P. , de-Paula J., “Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences”, W. H. Freeman, 2006.
- Leung M., “Problems and Solutions to accompany Raymond Chang: Physical Chemistry for the Chemical and Biological Sciences”, University Science Books, 2000.
- Schafer W., Klunker J., Schelenz T., Meier T., Symonds A., “Laboratory Experiments Chemistry”, PHYWE series of publications, Germany, 2008.
-Selected scientific papers.
- Chang R., “Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences”, University Science Books, 2005.
- Atkins P., Jones L., “Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight”, 3.rd Edition, W. H. Freeman, 2005.
- Barrow G., “Physical Chemistry”, 6.st Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 1996.
- Atkins P., “Physical Chemistry”, 5.st Edition, Oxford University Press, 1994.