Title: Physical Chemistry-I (Code-09040307)
|1||Thermodynamics of electrified interfaces||Nice to know||1 hrs|
|2||Electrocapillary thermodynamics, non-polarizable interface and thermodynamic equilibrium||Nice to know||2 hrs|
|3||Fundamental thermodynamic equation of polarizable interfaces||Must Know||3 hrs|
|4||Determination of excess charge density on the electrode, electrical capacitance and surface excess of the interface||Must Know||2 hrs|
|5||Potential of zero charge, Helmholtz-Perrin model, Gouy – Chapman model and Stern model of electrified interfaces.||Nice to know||2 hrs|
|1||The thermal dismantling of an ionic lattice, characteristics of ionic liquids||Must Know||2 hrs|
|2||The fundamental problems in the study of pure liquid electrolytes, models of simple ionic liquids||Good To Know||3 hrs|
|3||Lattice oriented models (the vacancy model, the hole model||Nice to know||3 hrs|
|4||Quantification of the hole model, the Furth approach to the work of hole formation, distribution function for the sizes of the holes and the average size of a hole|
|5||Rate of charge- transfer reactions under zero fields, under the influence of an electric field,||Must Know||3 hrs|
|6||The equilibrium exchange current density, the non-equilibrium drift-current density (Butler – Volmer) equation||Good To Know||2 hrs|
|7||Some general and special cases of Butler- Volmer equation, the high-field and low-field approximations, physical meaning of the symmetry factor||Nice to know||2 hrs|
|8||Preliminary to a second theory , a simple picture of the symmetry factor and its dependence on overpotential. Polarizable and non-polarizable interfaces||Must Know||2 hrs|
|1||Surface tension, capillary action, pressure difference across curved surface (Leplace equation)||Must Know||2 hrs|
|2||Gibb’s adsorption equation and its applications||Good To Know||3 hrs|
|3||Determination of BET equation and its application for the determination of surface area||Nice to know||4 hrs|
|4||Surface active agents and their classification, concept of micelles, critical micelle concentration (cmc)||Good To Know||3 hrs|
|5||Determination of cmc by conductivity and surface tension methods||Must Know||2 hrs|
|6||factors affecting cmc, counter – ion binding to micelles, thermodynamics of micellization||Nice to know||3 hrs|
|1||Study of fast reactions||Good To Know||2 hrs|
|2||Flow methods, Relaxation method, Flash photolysis and shock tube method.||Nice to know||2 hrs|
|3||Theories of unimolecular reactions||Must Know||2 hrs|
|4||Lindemann’s theory, Hinshelwoods treatment, R.R.K. and R.R.K.M. theories|
|5||The theory of absolute reaction rates,||Must Know||2 hrs|
|6||Potential energy surfaces, activation energies||Good To Know||3 hrs|
|7||London-Eyring – Polanyi method for the calculation of energy of activation||Nice to know||4 hrs|
1. Bockris, J.O.M. and A.K.N. Reddy. Modern Electrochemistry Vol.1& 2.
1. Laidler, K.J. Chemical Kinetics.
2. Frost, A. and G.Pearson. Kinetics and Mechanism of Reaction Rates.
3. Laidler, K.J., H. Eyring and S. Glasstone. Theories of Reaction Rates.
4. Glasstone, S. Electrochemistry.