Course - Physical Chemistry: Chemical Thermodynamics - TKJ4162
TKJ4162 - Physical Chemistry: Chemical Thermodynamics
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||4 hours||D|
The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part.
The theoretical part covers the first and second law, chemical equilibrium,
thermodynamics of mixtures (binary and tertiary mixtures, alloys), colligative properties, and phase equilibria. Basic knowledge about electrochemical cells. Mean activity coefficients of electrolytes.
The laboratory course consists of projects in calorimtery, phase equilibria and enthalpy of vaporization of pure liquids (digital demo). The students study properties that are lectured in the theory, calculates and evaluates thermodynamic data from their own measurements, and compares the results to results found in literature.
After finishing the course, the student is expected to: - Know the laws of thermodynamics and be able to explain how they are derived. - Use these laws to calculate the heat and work produced in central processes in nature and engineering. Examples contain phase transitions, chemical and electrochemical reactions. - Be able to define a partial molar property, and understand when these properties are relevant. - explain Gibbs-Duhem's equation and know how it is derived. - explain the Ellingham diagram and know how it is used to obtain thermodynamic data. - Be able to evaluate measured properties, as they are obtained in the laboratory. - Be able to describe the movement of ions and molecules. - Know how to write a professional report from a laboratory project. - Know how to handle in a responsible way regarding safety issues in relation to practical experiments.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures (4 hours), exercises (2 hours per week) and laboratory work (20 hours). As part of the compulsory laboratory course includes a mandatory (subject specific) safety lecture. Attendance required to access the laboratory. Normally this will take place in the week before the lab-exercises start. Students are responsible for finding information when the lectures start and any required activities in courses via NTNU's website and Blackboard. Ask the Department if anything is unclear. Information about the time-schedule of the required activities during the semester will be announced by the course coordinator at the beginning of the semester on Blackboard. The laboratory course and 50% of the exercises have to be approved before the final examination. Also, attendance at the HMS lecture is compulsory.
- Approved exercises
- Approved laboratory courses
Further on evaluation
The lab activities and the exercises have to be approved before the student is allowed to do the exam. The exam grade will be 100% based on the written exam. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, the assessments during the course do not have to be re-taken.
Recommended previous knowledge
Mathematics knowledge corresponding to MA0001 and MA0002 or TMA4100, TMA4105 and TMA4115. General chemistry and TKP4120. Basical knowledge og Newtons Laws will be used in the teaching/discussions. Knowledge of physics corresponding to the subjects FY0001 or TFY4120 is therefore recommended.
M. Helbæk og S. Kjelstrup: Fysikalsk kjemi, 2.utg., Fagbokforlaget 2006. Pensum is also based on P.W. Atkins: Physical Chemistry, 6. ed., Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 1998. Lab manual: Prosjekter i fysikalsk kjemi grunnkurs
P.W. Atkins: Physical Chemistry, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford. Lab manual: Projects in physical chemistry.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2023
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Energy and Process Engineering
- Physical Chemistry
- Chemical Engineering
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-05-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 61 SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 5
- Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"