Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CHE106
Module Title: Introductory Physical Chemistry
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: CHE101CHE103CHE113
The main aim of this module is to equip students with an understanding of basic thermodynamics and kinetics.
Learning outcomes 
A_ Basic ideas of energy changes in chemical reactions

B_Ideas relating to the rates of chemical reactions

C_ Basic laboratory skills and report writing, including data and error analysis

Method of teaching and learning 
The module consists of 26 hours lectures, which are blended with 16 hours problem-solving tutorials and 10 hours laboratory experiments
1/ System and environment, PV diagram, Ideal gas law, and Real gas.

2/ State, State functions, Internal energy, Work and heat, Reversible and irreversible processes, 1st Thermodynamics law.

3/ Enthalpy, Heat of Combustion, Hess' law.

4/ Entropy as a state function, 2nd and 3rd Thermodynamics laws.

5/ Gibbs free energy, Spontaneity of the processes.

6/ Chemical equilibrium, Temperature dependence of ln K.

7/Electrochemistry, half cells, cell notation, reduction half-cell potential, Nernst equation;

8/ Reaction rate and reaction order, Reaction rate constant k.

9/ Elementary step, Rate-determining step and reaction mechanism

10/ Enzyme kinetics: Michaelis-Menten model

11/Laboratory Experiments: the lab sessions include three thermodynamics experiments and two kinetics experiments

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13  15    96  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 70.00
2 Test 1 Thermodynamics 1 15.00
3 Laboratory Experiments 15.00
901 Laboratory Experiments (The First Sit Mark Will Be Carried Forward For Calculating The Resit Module Mark) 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 6:33:47 PM