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Marco Paolantoni
  • Marco Paolantoni
  • 56 ore - Marco Paolantoni
Course Regulation
Coorte 2023
Learning activities
Attività formative affini o integrative
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Elements of chemical thermodynamics. Elements of chemical kinetic. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy.
Reference texts
P. Atkins, J. De Paula, Elementi di chimica fisica, quarta edizione italiana, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2018.

P. Atkins, J. De Paula, Chimica fisica, quarta edizione italiana, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2004.

M. Compiani, C. La Rosa, P. Sassi, Chimica fisica, UTET Università, 2023
Educational objectives
The main aim of this teaching is to provide students with the basic knowledge of physical chemistry, as regard to thermodynamics, kinetics and spectroscopy.

Main knowledge acquired will be:

-fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics;
-fundamentals of atomic and molecular spectroscopy;
-basic knowledge of different spectroscopic techniques and of their applications.

The main competence (i.e. the ability to apply the acquired knowledge) will be:

-interpretation of the quantities, laws and equations introduced in connection with the chemical and physico-chemical phenomena considered;
-rationalization of the behavior of the systems examined on the basis of their molecular properties;
-ability to communicate appropriately the concepts considered;
-ability to apply acquired knowledge to subsequent courses of study.
Basic knowledge of General Chemistry and Mathematics.
Teaching methods
Lectures on all subjects of the course.
Other information
Learning verification modality
The exam consists of an oral test. This consists on an interview aiming at ascertain the knowledge level and the understanding capability acquired by the student on the contents as indicated on the program. Moreover, the oral test will serve to verify the ability to correctly apply the theoretical knowledge and to communicate appropriately, organizing autonomously the exposition. The duration of the test varies depending on the performance of the test itself.
Extended program
Chemical thermodynamics
- Intermolecular interactions and aggregation states of matter.
- Heat and work. Internal energy. The first law of thermodynamics.
- Enthalpy and thermochemistry.
- Entropy and second law of thermodynamics.
- Basics of statistical thermodynamics and third law of thermodynamics.
- Gibbs free energy. Physical equilibria of pure substances.
- Chemical potential and properties of solutions.
- Colligative properties.
- Real solutions and activity. Two-component phase diagrams.
- Chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constant.
- Solutions of electrolytes. Ions in solution and Debye-Hückel theory.
Chemical kinetics
- Reaction rate. Integrated kinetic laws.
- Rate constant and Arrhenius law. Elementary processes and the theory of the transition state.
- Determination of kinetic laws.
- Reactions in solution.
- Homogeneous catalysis: acid and basic catalysis; enzymatic catalysis. Michaelis-Menten kinetics.
- Heterogeneous catalysis. Adsorption isotherms.
Atomic and molecular spectroscopy
- Modern physics and quantum mechanics.
- Atomic spectroscopy.
- Molecular degrees of freedom and molecular spectroscopies.
- Optical spectroscopy instruments.
- Rotational spectroscopy: absorption and Raman spectra.
- IR and Raman vibrational spectroscopies.
- Electronic spectroscopy: absorption and emission spectra.
- Nuclear magnetic resonance
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