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Curriculum | Title: Physical Chemistry I (Code-09040102) | First Sem | Master of Chemistry


Title: Physical Chemistry I  (Code-09040102)

S.No Topic Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines  Methodology Hours
  Unit I        
1 Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Students should able to understand the basis postulates Raise question on Quantumn mechanice Presentation/interactive lectures using personal response 1 hrs
2 Derivation of Schrodinger wave equation; Max-Born interpretation of  ψ and the Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle Need to derive the eqautions Deliver lecture and derive equations minutely group problems 2 hrs
3 Quantum mechanical operators and their commutations relation, Hermition operators, (elementary ideas, quantum mechanical operator for linear momentum and angular momentum as Hermition operator) Must know the operators, derivation and apply Problem solving on this topic Lecture and internet based learning 3 hrs
4 Schrodinger wave equation for a particle in one dimensional box; evaluation of average position, average momentum and determination of uncertainty in position and momentum and hence Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle Learn how to derive the Schrodinger eqaution, Discuss and explain Using board and marker for derivations 2 hrs
5 Pictorial representation of the wave equation of a particle in one dimensional box and its influence on the kinetic energy of the particle in each successive quantum level, lowest energy of the particle. The student will be able to understand the pictorial representation and energy levels Select and apply computer assisted learning 2 hrs
  Unit II
1 Brief resume of first and second Law of thermodynamics Learn to know the laws Homework 1 hrs
2 Entropy changes in reversible and irreversible processes; variation of entropy with temperature , pressure and volume How thermodynamic parameters are dependent tutorials lead students step by step through problems 2 hrs
3 entropy concept as a measure of unavailable energy and criteria for the spontaneity of reaction; The student will be able to know the spontaneous process recognise the relationship between the thermodynamic parameters helps stydents visualize chemistry and improve problem solving skills 2 hrs
4 Free energy functions and their significance, criteria for spontaneity of a process Learn to know the free energy functions discuss problems presented mathematically allow students to work at their own pace until they master concepts 3 hrs
5 Partial molar quantities (free energy, volume ,heat concept), Gibb’s-Duhem equation; Learn to know the Partial molar quantities Lecture should be problem based develop skills and build confidence 3 hrs
  Unit III
1 Effect of temperature on reaction rates, Rate law for opposing reactions of Ist order and IInd order, Rate law for consecutive & parallel reactions of Ist order reactions, Students Learn the Kinetics order rate of reaction understand the conceptual idea helps students studying university chemistry books in the library 3 hrs
2 Collision theory of reaction rates and its limitations, steric factor, Activated complex theory Able to know the Collission theory and activated complex theory carry out the mathematical activities and comparison the other earliar concepts improve learning and grades 2 hrs
3 Ionic reactions: single and double sphere models, influence of solvent and ionic strength Understands the Ionic reactions provide insight to students performance 2 hrs
4 The comparison of collision and activated complex theory. Learn to know the comparison the two theories motivate students learning 2 hrs
  Unit IV
1 The Debye -Huckel theory of ion- ion interactions Derivation and apply Debye -Huckel theory of ion- ion interactions make guess and carry out the tasks and problems spend more time teaching 2 hrs
2 Potential and excess charge density as a function of distance from the central ion Graphically and mathematically learn thePotential and excess charge density justify the results of activities monitor students progress 3 hrs
3 Debye Huckel reciprocal length, ionic cloud and its contribution to the total potential, Debye – Huckel limiting law of activity coefficients and its limitations, Debye – Huckel -Onsager treatment for aqueous solutions and its limitations Debye – Huckel -Onsager treatment for aqueous solutions and its limitations Learn and how to apply and what are the limitations of Debye Huckel theory Search and investigate the mathematical and conceptual approch Using board and marker for derivations 4 hrs
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6 Debye-Huckel-Onsager theory for non-aqueous solutions, the solvent effect on the mobility at infinite dilution Students able to know the Debye Huckel theory  for non aqoueos solvants Study the theory and corelate with sovalent interactions spend more time teaching 3 hrs
7 Equivalent conductivity (Ù) vs. concentration c1/2 as a function of the solvent, effect of ion association upon conductivity (Debye- Huckel – Bjerrum equation). Learn to Equivalent conductivity (Ù) vs. concentration c1/2 as a function of the solvent, effect of ion association upon conductivity Deliver lecture and derive equations minutely 2 hrs
Admission 2017