BCH2008A - Principles of Physical Chemistry

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chemistry
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2018/19
Semester B 2019/20 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to:
• understand the states of matter through the ideal gas law and real gas equations of states, the kinetic theory and Boltzmann distribution of particles;
• describe the nature of and interactions between radiation and matter;
• identify and comprehend the first and second and third laws of thermodynamics;
• apply the principles of introductory kinetics to analytical procedures in chemical reactions.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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