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Fall 2012 Physical Chemistry:
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Dates 
Title 
Reading
8th(7th) 
Exercises
(8th ed.) 
Exercises
(7th ed.) 
0 
Sept. 7, 2012 
Lecture 0  Introduction to Physical Chemistry

Notes 
None 
None 
Chapter 1: Properties
of Gases 
1 

Lecture 1  States of Gases 
1.1
(1.1) 
M1.1, 1.2, M1.3, 1.4, 1.7
Exercises 
1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10 
2 

Lecture 2  Gas Laws 
1.2
(1.2) 
1.8, 1.10, 1.11, 1.18, 1.5,
P1.1, P1.28
Exercises 
1.11, 1.13, 1.14, 1.22,
P1.1, P1.3, P1.30 
3 

Lecture 3  Kinetic Model of Gases
Aside:
Cold Atoms 
1.2, 21.1
(24.1) 
21.1, 21.2, 21.7, SelfTest
21.1 (p. 752), P21.23 
24.4, 24.5, 24.10, SelfTest 24.1 (p. 820), P24.23 
21.3, 21.4, 21.5, 21.6
Exercises 
24.6, 24.7, 24.8, 24.9 
4 

Lecture 4  Real Gases 
1.31.5
(1.31.5) 
1.1, 1.13, 1.15, 1.16,
1.17, 1.19, 1.20 1.21, P1.17, P1.20
Exercises 
1.5, 1.16, 1.18, 1.19, 1.21, 1.23,
1.24, 1.25,
P1.20, P1.23 
Chapter 2: The First Law: Concepts

5 

Lecture 5  Introduction to Thermodynamics 
2.12.2 
Free energy scams 
6 

Lecture 6  Work, Heat and Energy
Supplementary notes 
2.32.4 
M2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5,
M2.2, 2.7
Exercises 
2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12 
7 

Lecture 7  Enthalpy and Adiabatic Expansion
See also: selfguided tutorial (see below, complete this prior to first midterm) 
2.52.6 
Set 1: 2.3, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, M2.3, 2.12,
Set 2: M2.4, 2.13, 2.14, M2.5, 2.15, M2.6, M2.7
Exercises 
Set 1: 2.7, 2.14,
2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.20
Set 2: 2.21, 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.25, 2.27, 2.28 
8 

Lecture 8  Thermochemistry 
2.72.9 
2.6, 2.16, 2.17, M2.8, 2.18,
2.19, 2.20, 2.21, M2.9, 2.22, 2.26, 2.28
Exercises 
2.11, 2.29, 2.30, 2.31,
2.32, 2.35, 2.36, 2.37, 2.39, 2.40, 2.44,
2.45 
 

Transition Lecture: Qualitative Calculations of q, w,
DU and
DH 
in class 
P2.20, M2.10, P2.21ab, P2.21c,
P2.22, P2.25
Exercises 
3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 
Note: in 6th & 7th
editions, this material is in Chapter 3: The First Law: Machinery 
9 

Lecture 9  The Machinery of the First Law

2.102.12 & Further Info
(Ch. 3) 
P2.26, M2.11, 2.29, 2.30,
2.31, 2.32, 2.33, M2.12, P2.23a, P2.23b, P2.24, P2.30,
P2.34
Exercises 
3.10, 3.12,
3.13, 3.14,
3.15, 3.16, 3.17, 3.18, P3.12, P3.13, P3.14, P3.17,
P3.24 
MidTerm #1  Oct. 19, 2011  Start of course material to lecture 9, not
including exercises relating to the JouleThomson coefficients. 
Selfguided tutorial &
answer key  summarizing
Chapters 13 
Chapter 3: The Second Law: Concepts 
10 
Oct. 21, 26 
Lecture 10  Introduction to the Second Law, Entropy

3.13.3
(4.14.3) 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 
4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 
3.5, M3.1, M3.2, M3.3,
M3.4, M3.5

Exercises

Solutions 
4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13 
11 
Oct. 28, 31 
Lecture 11  Entropy Accompanying Specific Processes 
3.3
(4.3) 
M3.6, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10,
M3.7, 3.14, 3.15

Exercises

Solutions 
4.14, 4.15, 4.18, 4.19, 4.20, 4.24, 4.25, 4.26 
12 
Oct. 31 
Lecture 12  Third Law and Gibbs and Helmholz
Energies
Proof: max. nonexp.
work 
3.43.6
(4.44.6) 
3.6, 3.7, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13,
P3.5
Exercises & Solutions 
4.16, 4.17, 4.21, 4.22, 4.23,
P4.5 
Note: in 6th & 7th
editions, this material is in Chapter 5: The Second Law: Machinery 
13 
Nov. 2, 4, 7 
Lecture 13  The Second Law  Machinery
clarification for
E5.7 (7th), E3.18 (8th)

3.73.9 & Further Info
(5.15.5) 
M3.8, 3.16, 3.17, 3.18,
M3.9, 3.19, 3.20, 3.21, 3.22 
5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.12, 5.13 
M3.10, P3.22, P3.23a,
P3.23b, M3.11, P3.24, P3.25, P3.26a, P3.26b, P3.27, P3.28, P3.30 P3.33
Exercises
Solutions 
5.14a, 5.14b, 5.15a, 5.15b,
P5.1, P5.5, P5.6, P5.7, P5.8, P5.9, P5.10, P.5.14, P5.21 
Chapter 4: Physical Transformations of Pure Substances 
14 
Nov. 7, 9 
Lecture 14  Phase diagrams
vapour pressure proof

4.14.6
(6.16.6) 
4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6,
4.7a, M4.1, DQ4.4, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, DQ4.6
Exercises & Solutions 
6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10a,
6.2a, 6.2b, 6.11, 6.12,
6.13, 6.3a 
15 
Nov. 16, 23 
Lecture 15  Phase Transitions and Surfaces

4.7, 18.7,
18.8
(6.76.10)

18.10, 18.11, 18.12, P4.1,
P4.2, P4.22
Exercises & Solutions 
6.14, 6.15, 6.16,
P6.1, P6.2, P6.21 
MidTerm #2  Nov. 21, 2011
Material: Up to the end of Lecture 14. 
Chapter 5: Simple Mixtures  Sections 7.1  7.5 
16 
Nov. 23, 25, 28 
Lecture 16  Simple Mixtures 
5.15.3
(7.17.3) 
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, SelfTest
5.2 (p. 141 Atkins 8th), 5.4, M5.1, 5.5, 5.6
Exercises & Solutions 
7.4, 7.5, 7.6, SelfTest 7.2, (p. 166 Atkins 7th), 7.7,
7.8, 7.9, 7.10 
17 
Nov. 28, 30 
Lecture 17  Properties of Solutions
Proof: Boiling Point Elevation 
5.45.5
(7.47.5) 
5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11,
5.12, M5.2, 5.13, 5.14
Exercises & Solutions 
7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 7.14, 7.15, 7.16, 7.17, 7.18, 7.19 
Chapter 6: Phase Diagrams 
18 
Nov. 30 
Lecture 18  The Phase Rule 
6.16.3
(8.18.3) 
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.7,
DQ6.3, DQ6.4, DQ6.5, DQ6.6, 6.9
Exercises & Solutions 
8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.10, 8.2a,
8.2b, 8.3a, 8.3b,
8.12 


Proof of equation on slides 13,
14(eq. 86, 6th and 7th editions)

Material to accompany
lecture 18 
19 
Dec. 2, 5 
Lecture 19  Phase Diagrams 
6.16.3
(8.48.6) 
6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.13,
6.14, 6.15, 6.16, 6.17
Exercises & Solutions 
8.13, 8.14,
8.15, 8.16, 8.17, 8.18, 8.19, 8.20 


Lecture 19
 Demo notes 
Material to
accompany lecture 19 "memory metal" demo 


Sample phase diagrams and
micrographs: Cu/Al and Si/Al alloys 
Material to accompany
lecture 19
Please review this material, and compare with the "interactive
phase diagram" from Southhampton. 
Final
Examination, comprehensive, Chapters 1  6 (Chapters 18 in 6th and 7th
editions)  Dec. 14, 2011 
