NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: Physical Chemistry
COURSE CODE: SCI1023
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR FARAH WAHIDA HARUN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This subject prepared students to the physical principles that govern the properties and behaviour of chemical systems. The knowledge of these principles is important and provides a framework for all branches of chemistry including synthesis compounds in a research laboratory or manufacturing chemicals on an industrial scale.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM II / YEAR 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON-FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

29

T
10
P
0
O
78

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

  1. Provide an understanding of underlying physical principles of chemical system.
  2. Apply these principles in providing the basis for a generalised chemical system that may be applied to a range of problems and issues.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  1. Explain fundamental concepts associated with areas of chemistry such as gases, thermodynamics, phase diagram, physical equilibrium of pure substance and mixture and chemical equilibrium. (LO1 – C2)
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of chemistry to various types of chemical reactions. (LO1 – C3, A3)
  3. Display solutions to problems related to various fundamental concepts and different topics of chemistry. (LO3 – P2, CTPS1)
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the general principles of physical chemistry. The course covers topics including the kinetic theory of gases, 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, phase equilibrium, simple mixtures, and chemical equilibrium concepts.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture and Tutorial
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage
  • Cognitive
  • Affective
  • Psychomotor
40%
5%
5%
B. Final Examination (0%)
  • Cognitive
50%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE  1.   Atkins, P. and de Paula, J. 2013. Elements of Physical Chemistry (6th Edition). Oxford University Press: UK.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Engel, T. and Reid, P. 2014. Physical Chemistry (3rd Edition). Pearson Prentice Hall: US
  2. Atkins, P. and de Paula, J. 2014. Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Structure, and Change (10th Edition). H. Freeman: UK.
  3. Atkins, P., de Paula, J. And Friedman, R. 2013. Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press: UK.
  4. Atkins, P. and de Paula, J. 2010. Physical Chemistry (9th Edition). Oxford University Press: UK.
  5. Levine, I.N.   Physical Chemistry (5th Ed.).  McGraw-Hill Co.: New York.

+other relevant articles from journals and other publications during lectures.