Course syllabus

# Molekylära drivkrafter 1: Termodynamik

Molecular Driving Forces 1: Thermodynamics

## KFKA05, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

## General Information

## Aim

## Learning outcomes

## Contents

## Examination details

## Admission

## Reading list

## Contact and other information

Molecular Driving Forces 1: Thermodynamics

Valid for: 2017/18

Decided by: PLED B/K

Date of Decision: 2017-03-29

Main field: Technology.

Compulsory for: B2, K2

Elective for: Pi4

Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

The course aims at providing a solid physical-chemical basis for futher studies in chemical separation and analysis, reaktion- and heat engineering and molecular biotechnlology. It

- introduces both classical and statistical thermodynamics.
- gives an understanding of the thermodynamic concepts and theories on the basis of molecular properties.
- has a strong focus on problem-solving using these insights.

Knowledge and understanding

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to describe and explain central thermodynamic concepts and quantities both phenomenologically and from a molecular perspective.
- be able to make simple qualitative predictions of how the equilibrium properties of a system are affected by changes.

Competences and skills

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to analyze a problem and be able to perform relevant calculations using the models and equations presented in the course.
- be able to use a pocket calculator and computer to solve common numerical problems.
- be able to peform chemical laboration in a safe and accurate manner, including use of laboratory equipment.
- be able to write simple, but complete, reports of laboratory experiments according to given instructions, including correct presentation of data and error estimates.

Judgement and approach

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to discuss everyday phenomena on the basis of sound statistical-thermodynamical reasoning.
- be able to judge the validity of the fundamental thermodynamic models presented.
- be able to judge the plausibility of the results found in problem solving.

- Basic concepts of thermodynamics such as work and heat, temperature, entropy, enthalpy, free energy and chemical potential are treated both from a molecular statistical end thermodynamic perspective. Ideal gases are treated exactly with the help of the molecular partition function. The Boltzmann distribution law is derived and applied to a number of different type of problems.
- Calculations on reversible, irreversible and adiabatic processes.
- Integration of differential relations.
- Qualitative and quantitative treatment of phase equilibrium in systems of one component: Clapeyron and Clausius-Clapeyron equations and intepretation of phase diagrams for one component.
- Quantitative calculations of the relations between pressure, temperature and composition in ideal systems of two components with one or more phases. This includes concepts such as partial molar quantities and activity, calculations of colligative properties (boiling point elevation, freezing point depletion and osmosis) as well as vapour pressure above mixtures. Roault's and Henry's laws. The non-ideal cases are treated using the concepts of activity and activity coefficients.
- Thermodynamic and statistic.mechanical treatment of chemical equilibrium.
- The course also discusses the basis of (bio)polymer stability.
- Three laboratory exercises treating chemichal equilibrium, vapor pressure and everyday thermodynamics. At least one laboratory report is written that includes basic statistical analysis and error propagation using the Monte Carlo method.
- One computer excercise treating the Boltzmann distribution law.
- Numerical problems, such as integration, derivation, equation solving and least-squares fitting, are solved using both pocket calculator and desktop computer.
- In the laboratory practicals, the student train spectrophotometric concentration determination, use of evacuated systems, readout of pressure meters, thermometers, hygrometers and more.

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)

Assessment: The final grade is based on a written exam in the end of the course. Laboratory exercises must also be completed.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts

Code: 0115. Name: Written Examination.

Credits: 6,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.

Code: 0215. Name: Laboratory Exercises.

Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved reports give passing grade. Contents: The laboratory part of the course contains three "wet" laboratory experiments and one computer task.

Required prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable, FMAA20 Linear Algebra with Introduction to Computer Tools, KOOA15 General Chemistry.

The number of participants is limited to: No

The course overlaps following course/s: KFK080, KFK090

- Dill, K and Bromberg, S: Molecular Driving Forces, Statistical Thermodynamics in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Nanoscience. 2nd edition. Garland Publishing Inc, 2010, ISBN: 9780815344308.
- Complementary compendium, produced at Biopphysical Chemistry.

Course coordinator: Kristofer Modig, kristofer.modig@bpc.lu.se

Course homepage: http://www.cmps.lu.se/bpc/education/