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Physical Chemistry

Content

Introduction to molecular spectroscopy (rotation, vibration).

Calculation of thermodynamic properties of ideal gases (U, H, A, G, S, Cp, chemical potential, equilibrium constants) starting from molecular properties by means of statistical concepts (Boltzmann distribution, molecular partition function). Extension to non-ideal gases, solids. Estimation methods of thermodynamic properties (group additivity method, difference method).

Kinetic theory of gases.

Thermodynamics of solutions.

Introduction to physical chemistry of macromolecules (polymer solutions, coil statistics). 

Theory and exercises are fully integrated.