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Paper VI (Theory) Physical Chemistry  code 09010608

S.No. Topic Domain Hours as

per MCI

1 Electronic Spectrum:

1. Concept of potential energy curves for bonding and anti bonding molecular orbitals,

2. Qualitative description of selection rules and Franck-Condon principle.

3. Qualitative description of sigma and pie and n molecular orbital(MO)their energy level and respective transitions



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2. Photochemistry:

1. Interaction of radiation with matter, difference between thermal and photochemical processes.

2. Laws of photochemistry: Grotthus-Drapperlaw, Stark- Einstein  law(law of photochemical equivalence)

4. Jablonski diagram depiciting various processes occurring in the excited state, qualitative description of fluorescence, phosphorescence, non-radiative processes (internal conversion, intersystem crossing), quantum yield,

5. Photosensitized reactions-energy transfer processes (simpleexamples), photoinhibitors, Photochemical equilibrium or Photostationary state




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3. Solutions:

Dilute Solutions and Colligative Properties

1. Ideal and non-ideal solutions, methods of expressing concentrations of solutions, activity and activity coefficient.

2. Dilute solution, Colligative properties,

3. Raolut’s law, relative lowering of vapour pressure, molelcular weight determination,

4. Osmosis law of osmotic pressure and its measurement, determination of molecular weight from osmotic pressure.

5. Elevation of boiling point and depression of freezingpoint

6. Thermodynamic derivation of relation between molecular weight and elevation in boiling point and depression  in freezing point.

7. Experimental methods for determining various colligative properties. Abnormal molar mass, degree of dissociation and association of solutes.





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Phase Equillibrium:

1. Statement and meaning of the terms–phase, component and degree of freedom,

2. Thermodynamic derivation of Gibbs phase rule, phase equilibria of one component system –Example–water and Sulpher systems.

3. Phase equilibria of two component systems solid- liquid equilibria, simple eutectic

Example Pb-Ag system, desilverisation of lead





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  1. Chemistry for Degree Students ( B. Sc III) By Dr. R.L. Madan , S . Chand
  2. Principles of Physical Chemistry, C.F. Prutton and S.H. Maron.
  3. Physical Chemistry by G.W. Castellan.
  4. Physical Chemistry, W.J. Moore.