Physical Chemistry for Engineering
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Chemistry, Engineering Science
Taught In English
CHEM1100 or CHEM1020
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Kinetics, including reaction mechanism, chain reactions, polymerisation reactions and collision theory. Phase transitions, vapour pressure, solutions, interfaces, surface tension, wetting, absorption, surfactants, Gibbs adsorption isotherm, micelles, adsorption at gas/solid interface, heterogeneous catalysis, insoluble monolayers.
Physical chemistry is the field of chemistry which develops the basis for understanding matter by observing how it behaves under different conditions, and how it interacts with its environment. Physical chemistry concepts underpin a range of science disciplines including materials science, nanotechnology and biotechnology. This course addresses a number of key areas in physical chemistry, focussing on the rates of chemical reactions, interfacial phenomena, phase transitions and solutions.
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
- demonstrate recognition and understanding of the concepts of physical chemistry, surface chemistry and chemical kinetics
- demonstrate acquisition of, and proficiency in, laboratory skills and techniques related to the concepts of physical chemistry and surface science encountered in lectures
- solve problems through recognition and application of principles taught in lectures and apply quantitative skills developed through problem solving sessions and tutorials
2 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours, 1 Tutorial hour
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.