Physical Chemistry Laboratory IA - 30h 1200-1CHF1AL3
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of methods and equipment used in determination of basic properties of physical systems. These properties include viscosity, surface tension, dipole momentum and osmotic pressure. The students investigate phase equilibria in single component and binary systems, the energetic effects of phase transitions are determined. An user written, non-commercial computer software, is used for determination of thermodynamic functions of binary systems of non-electrolytes (Universal Functional Activity Coefficient – UNIFAC method).
Laboratory – 60 hrs.
Individual preparation to each experiment– 10 x 4 hrs. = 40 hrs.
Evaluation of the results and final report preparation - 10 x 4 hrs. = 40 hrs.
Total - ca.140 hrs.
Main fields of studies for MISMaP
Type of course
After completing the course the student is expected to:
• define, explain and use various terms from the fields of: termodynamics, termochemistry, properties of the matter, This include: State functions: enthalpy, enthropy, free energy, free enthalpy, van't Hoff isotherm and isobar, heat capacity and molar heat capacity; chemical potential. Ideal gas law. Real gases, van der Waals equation, real gas and ideal gas isotherms., Clausius- Clapeyron relation. Raoult’s law, Dalton’s law. Gibbs-Duhem equation. Colligative properties. Gibbs triangle. partition law; extraction.
• present principles of Gibbs phase rule,
• define laws of thermodynamics
• explain phenomena of osmosis and osmotic pressure,
• determine surface tension, dipole momentum of a molecule and viscosity of a fluid
• calculate energetic effects of chemical reactions on the basis of literature data and Hess law
• predict changes of thermodynamic functions during phase transitions and chemical reactions.
• know relations between thermodynamic functions
• interpret phase diagrams for single component and multiple component systems
• describe thermodynamic properties of mixtures of liquids
• define and use the following terms: azeotrope and zeotrope
• determine equilibrium constants on the basis of thermodynamic data,
• evaluate influence of various factors on equilibrium state
• have skills of using experimental methods required for determination of abovementioned parameters.
The students must pass an entrance test before being eligible for starting the experiment. The entrance test checks students' knowledge of: (i) the experiment fundamentals, (ii) the purpose of the experiment, (iii) methods of the measurements; and (iv) equipment to be used in the experiment. Evaluated results of the experiment must be reported to teaching assistant in a written form as a final report.
entrance test – 0,5-4 points
Final report - 0 –1 points
Total number of points earned for entrance tests, final reports and the final exam will determine the final grade.
To obtain the course credit the student must: (i) complete all the laboratories; (ii) all the final reports must be evaluated positively; and (iii) ) the student must pass the exam and (IV)the total number of points earned for the tests and the reports must be at least 15.6.
Conversion between points and grades:
points: 15,6 – 18,9 grade: 3
19,0 – 21,9 grade: 3+
22,0 – 24,9 grade: 4
25,0 – 27,9 grade: 4+
28,0 – 30,0 grade: 5
Does not concern
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15. Skrypt Chemia Fizyczna - Ćwiczenia Laboratoryjne I, W-wa 2002, Wyd. UW
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