19 Nov 2022

OTN-PHYC-T – Physical chemistry


Lecture slides (pdf):

Perfect and real gases
The 1st law of thermodynamics
The 2nd and 3rd law of thermodynamics, potential functions
Chemical potential, thermodynamics of one-component systems
Multicomponent systems: mixtures and solutions
Phase rule
Chemical equilibrium, the effect of conditions on chemical equilibrium
Equilibrium electrochemistry
Dynamic electrochemistry
Transport processes
Reaction kinetics, reaction mechanisms
Kinetics of heterogeneous reactions
Activation theories, non-thermal activation

Animations, simulations (WOLFRAM Demonstrations):

Boltzmann gas
Simulation of a simple gas pressure model
Maxwell speed distribution
Compressibility factor charts
Compressibility factors for van der Waals gases
van der Waals equation of state for a non-ideal gas
Reversible and irreversible expansion or compression work
Carnot cycle on ideal gas
Carnot cycles with irreversible heat transfer
Temperature changes in an ideal gas
Statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases
Low temperature heat capacity of hydrogen molecules
Latent heats of fusion and vaporization
Fluids in the critical region
Single component PV and TV diagrams
Clausius-Clapeyron equation for some common liquids
Entropy changes in mixing ideal gases
Gibbs phase rule
Henry's law for oxygen and carbon dioxide
Vapor pressures of binary solutions
Lever rule applied to the Benzene-Toluene vapor pressure diagram
Vapor-liquid equilibrium diagram for non-ideal mixture
Temperature composition diagram for immiscible liquids
Vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium
Solid-solid-liquid equilibrium
Adding one component to a binary vapor liquid equilibrium mixture
Add a component to a mixture with an azeotrope
Lemon Batteries
Deterministic versus Stochastic Chemical Kinetics
Enzyme Inhibition Kinetics
Single-Step Reaction Kinetics Using Collision Theory
Descriptive Reaction Kinetics
Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics for HI Reaction
Kinetic Order of Degradation Reactions
Michaelis-Menten Kinetics for Hydrogen Peroxide-Catalase Reaction
Kinetics of Chemical Reaction with an Intermediate Product
Heterogeneous Kinetics by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
Kinetics of CFC Catalyzed Ozone Destruction
Fit of First-Order Kinetic Model in Degradation Processes
Michaelis-Menten Enzyme Kinetics and the Steady-State Approximation
Cubic Autocatalysis by Successive Bimolecular Steps
Second-Order Reaction with Diffusion in a Liquid Film
Diffusion and Kinetic Controlled Electrochemical Reactions
The Iodine Clock Reaction
A Chaotic Chemical Reaction Scheme Derived from Chua's Circuit Equations
Langmuir Isotherms for a Binary Mixture
Simple Arrhenius Model for Activation Energy and Catalysis
Exponential Model for Arrhenius Activation Energy
Arrhenius versus Eyring-Polanyi Model

Laboratory practice

Safety instructions and general guide

1 Temperature dependent decomposition of acetylsalicylic acid
2 Determination of the dissociation constant of a weak acid by conductometry
3 Quantitative description of an adsorption process by the Langmuir isotherm
7 Determination of solubility product and enthalpy of solution by conductometry
8 Determination of acid dissociation constant of a weak acid by pH-potentiometry
9 Determination of the dissociation constant of a pH-indicator
11 Determination of the enthalpy of neutralization by calorimetry

Weekly schedule

T1 (Friday 10:00-13:30):

10.28. 11.04. 11.11. 11.18. 11.25. 12.02. 12.09.
Sandó Míra, Afangide Udöidung Uwem 1 2 3 7 8 9 11
Botyánszki Anna Gabriella, Magna Zsuzsa 2 3 7 8 9 11 1
Márton Ágnes Erika, Strausz Alexandra 3 7 8 9 11 1 2
Bóna Ernő Dániel, Simon Anasztázia 7 8 9 11 1 2 3
Réder Evelin Enikő, Vágner Zsófia Dóra 8 9 11 1 2 3 7
Szijártó Máté Zoltán 9 11 1 2 3 7 8

T2 (Thursday 12:00-15:30):

10.27. 11.03. 11.10. 11.17. 11.24. 12.01. 12.08.
Botka Natália, Held-Baller Dániel 1 2 3 7 8 9 11
Pék Izabella Zsófia, Pusztai Péter 2 3 7 8 9 11 1
Sápi Bence, Szabó Virág 3 7 8 9 11 1 2
Szalma Zsófia, Szebeni Botond Dénes, Szűcs Áron 7 8 9 11 1 2 3
Bálint Lehel, Faludi Péter 8 9 11 1 2 3 7


The final grade is 50-50% based on the laboratory practice reports and the written exam.

Laboratory practice reports (50% of the final grade):

  • Everyone should perform 7 laboratory experiments, based on the weekly schedule above.
  • A written laboratory report about each of the practices performed should be submitted at the end of the semester to the instructors (Dr. András Kiss or Dr. Gábor Lente).
  • Everyone must submit their own report, even if the measurements were performed in pairs.
  • Submission deadline: 16th December 2022.
  • The laboratory reports will be corrected and handed back to everyone.
  • Return date: 22nd December 2022.

Written exam (50% of the final grade):

  • Dates are announced in NEPTUN. You must register in NEPTUN for the selected date.
  • Types of question on the written exam:
    1. multiple choice questions (based on the lecture material),
    2. short essays, basic equations, definitions, and diagrams (based on the lecture material),
    3. false or true questions (based on the lecture material),
    4. calculations (based on the laboratory practice).
  • A SAMPLE TEST can be downloaded here.