Compulsory Module 16: Physical Chemistry D (5 ECTS-Credits, 4 h)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students are able to ¿ understand the kinetic theory of ideal gases on a microscopic mechanical basis; ¿ justify and derive the vectorial and scalar Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity and energy distribution functions; ¿ understand the microscopic statistics of gas particles and apply them to the quantitative description of transport properties (heat conduction, viscosity, diffusion); ¿ calculate and explain the empirical rate laws of chemical reactions taking into account the reaction order and molecularity; ¿ mechanistically distinguish and describe different types of reactions, including chain reactions, autocatalytic reactions and reactions with upstream equilibrium; ¿ empirical velocity laws based on the approximation of stationary states; ¿ apply the kinetic laws for autocatalytic reactions to empirical pandemic models; ¿ understand and apply the calculation of macroscopic quantities from microscopic properties, e.g. to equilibrium constants; ¿ the Boltzmann distribution, as well as the Fermi-Dirac distribution and their application to chemical systems; ¿ calculate and apply chemical equilibria and activity coefficients, including quantum statistics, regular mixtures, mixture entropy, activity coefficients and chemical potentials.
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VO Kinetics (VO / 2h / 2,5 ECTS-AP)
Bernhard Klötzer
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VO Microscopic Thermodynamics (VO / 2h / 2,5 ECTS-AP)
Thomas Lörting
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