Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: B2, K2. Optional for: Pi4. Course coordinator: Jan-Erik Norne, och Bengt Jönsson,, Biofysikalisk kemi. Recommended prerequisits: FMA420 Linear Algebra, FMA410 Calculus in One Variable, KOO101 Fundamental Chemistry. Assessment: The final grade is based on a written exam in the end of the course. Laboratory practicals must also be completed. Home page:



Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Basic concepts of thermodynamics such as work and heat, entropy, enthalpy, free energy and chemical potential.

Equations of state for gases.

Calculations on reversible, irreversible and adiabatic processes.

Quantitative treatment of phase equilibrium in systems of one component.

Quantitative calculations of the relations between pressure, temperature and composition in non-ideal systems of two components with one or more phases. This includes concepts such as partial molar quantities and activity, calculations of colligative properties and a thermodynamic description of distillation.

Thermodynamic treatment of chemical equilibrium.

Thermodynamics applied to liquid and solid surfaces.

Atkins, P W: Physical Chemistry, 8th ed. Oxford University Press 2006. ISBN: 0198700725.
Complementary material, including problems, produced at the Department.
Laboratory handouts/instructions.