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University of Hong Kong
It is designed for non-chemistry major students. The course includes gas law, the kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics and so on
75% examination; 25% assessment
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Gas Laws and the Kinetic Theory of Gases
Thermodynamics: work, heat, the zeroth and first law of thermodynamics, internal energy, enthalpy, heat capacities, thermochemistry, Hess's Law, Kirchhoff's Law, the second and third laws of thermodynamics, entropy, Gibbs free energy, spontaneity, equilibrium, coupled reaction;
Transport Phenomena: diffusion, viscosity of gases, diffusion in liquids and viscosity of liquids, ionic conduction;
Chemical Kinetics: rate of reactions, orders of reactions, rate laws, reaction mechanism, experimental measurement of reaction rates, enzyme kinetics, enzyme inhibition, temperature effect on rates;
Equilibria in single-, and two component systems: phase transitions, phase diagrams and the phase rule, chemical potential; liquid/liquid systems;
Introduction to acids and bases: calculation on concentration of different chemical species in a solution, diprotic and polyprotic acids, activity;
Introduction to Spectroscopy: UV/Visible absorption spectroscopy, Beer-Lambert Law; IR Spectroscopy, identification of functional groups; NMR Spectroscopy, Larmor frequency & chemical shift, peak integral, spin-spin coupling multiplicities; Mass Spectrometry, isotopic distribution, determination of molecular formulae.
One 2-hour written examination (75% weighting) and continuous assessment (25% weighting)
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