Physical chemistry

Physical chemistry course by Dr. Hasan Maridi

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Physical chemistry By Hasan Maridi

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Physical chemistry is the study of the underlying physical principles that govern the properties and behavior of chemical systems. The knowledge of these principles is important and provides a framework for all branches of chemistry, whether we are synthesizing compounds in a research laboratory, manufacturing chemicals on an industrial scale, or trying to understand the intricate biological processes in the cell. This course deals with three main areas: thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, and chemical kinetics. Studying thermodynamics enables the chemist to predict whether or not a reaction will occur when reactants are brought together under a specific set of conditions. Indeed industrial chemists often place more emphasis on speeding up the rate of a reaction than on its percentage yield.

Course Contents:

Chapter 1: Kinetic Molecular Theory

Chapter 2: Thermodynamics

Chapter 3: Thermochemistry

Chapter 4:Spontaneity in Chemical Change

Chapter 5: Chemical Equilibrium

Chapter 6: Equilibrium electrochemistry

For additional solved problems:

Physical Chemistry, 4th Edition, by Keith J. Laidler,‎ John H. Meiser,‎ Bryan C. Sanctuary.

You can download the solved problems regarding this course from these links:

Chapter 1: The Nature of Physical Chemistry and Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter 2: The First Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 3:The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics

Chapter 4: Chemical Equilibrium

Chapter 8: Electrochemical Cells

For Arabic lectures, you can look at : Ch1, Ch2, Ch3, Ch4


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