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CODE 65379
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The Course Physical Chemistry 2 with Laboratory is focused on chemical kinetics and electrochemistry. It complete the basic chemical-physical knowledge of materials science students, allowing to approach to the investigation of  ì complex chemical systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course it is expected that concepts on the evolution of chemical-physical phenomena as a function of time will have been acquired; theoretical-practical concepts on diffusion, solubilization, crystallization; theoretical concepts on reaction kinetics also as a function of temperature. Graphical representation of kinetic data. Elements of electrokinetics. Acquisition of experimental skills for the capture of variable phenomena as a function of time.

PREREQUISITES

Background in  Mathematics, Physical Chemistry I, General Physics   and general  Chemistry is recommended 

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures (32 hours), classroom exercises (15 hours). Laboratory experiences in both electrochemistry and kinetics (20 hours). Classroom attendance is strongly recommended, and it is considered foundamental for attendance in the laboratory course

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The detailed program is also available on AULA WEB and  it will be discussed with the students during lectures

CHEMICAL KINETICS AND CATALYSIS

Reaction rate and order. Molecularity and reaction mechanism. Series reactions. Parallel reactions. Reversible reactions. Kinetic analysis of experimental data. Dependence of reaction rate on temperature (Arrhenius equation). Theory of chemical reactions (collision theory and transition state theory). Kinetics of Complex Reactions. Catalysis and catalysts. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Langmuir isotherm. Enzymatic catalysis.

 

ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Principles of electrochemistry: electrical conduction in solution, mobility and transport numbers. Activity and activity coefficients. Electrochemical potential and the Nerst equation. Standard electrode potentials. The electrochemical potential and cells. Electrochemistry and materials. Corrosion phenomena

 LABORATORY

At least 4 experiments  based on the theoretical topics covered during the course

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

P.Atkins - J de Paola Chimica Fisica- 2012 (quinta edizione) Zanichelli Bologna

Laidler -Meiser Chimica Fisica 1999 Editoriale Grasso Bologna

E.L.Cussler Diffusion 1997 Cambridge University Press -USA

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PIETRO MANFRINETTI (President)

DAVIDE PEDDIS

MAURIZIO FERRETTI (President Substitute)

CRISTINA ARTINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The schedule of classes is published in Manifesto degli Studi 2021

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination test consists of

-) Oral examination will cover both theoretical aspects of the course and the resolution of exercises. The student must demonstrate understanding of main chemical-physical concepts and he/she must show demonstrate good familiarity with the mathematical derivations discussed during the lectures. In addition, during the oral examination, the activity carried out in the laboratory will be discussed.

-) Preparation of the laboratory notebook containing a detailed description of all the activities performed in the laboratory. The laboratory notebook, personally written by each student, must be submitted to the teacher 7 days before the exam.

-) Preparation of the lab reports according to the modalities that will be discussed during the course. The reports, which will be carried out in small groups, must be submitted to the teacher 7 days before the exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral examination is conducted by two faculty members and it will take at least 45 minutes. The oral exam aims to test the knowledge of the course subject, and the problem-solving ability of the students. The preparation of the laboratory notebook allows to test the capability of the student to describe the experimental activity, selecting qualitatively and quantitatively the key information obtained during experiments. Finally, the preparation of laboratory reports,  allows both to test the student's ability to work in a team and  to assess his/her ability to critically  elaborate   the results obtained during experiments.

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
20/06/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
27/06/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
25/07/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
19/09/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
26/09/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale