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Course notes for 59-240 are available below.  Tentative lecture dates will be updated as the term progresses.  Please let me know if you find any mistakes in the notes so that I can fix them for the other students!  Email me at rschurko@uwindsor.ca
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Problems & Reading
Suggested problems are given below - in order to keep up with class material and prepare for examinations you must do these problems as the lecture material progresses.  Equivalent sets of problems are listed for both the 7th and 8th editions of Atkins (equivalent 6th edition problems can be found on the 2005 Course Notes page).  Reading assignments are listed as: 8th Edition (7th Edition).  Please do list (a) problems which are solved in the Solutions Manual, and attempt the list (b) problems.

Fall 2006 59-240 Physical Chemistry - Updated Friday June 22, 2007
Highlighted dates indicate that the notes have been updated from older versions. 
# Date(s) Title Reading: 8th(7th) Exercises
(8th Ed)
Exercises
(7th Ed)
0 Sept. 7 Lecture 0 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry Notes None None
Chapter 1: Properties of Gases (and a little bit on kinetic theory of gases in Ch. 24, Editions 7, 8)
1 Sept. 10 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, Self-Test 21.1 (p. 752), P21.23 24.4, 24.5, 24.10, Self-Test 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 1.3-1.5
(1.3-1.5)
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 2.1-2.2

 

6   Lecture 6 - Work, Heat and Energy 2.3-2.4 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: self-guided tutorial
(see below, complete this prior to first mid-term)
2.5-2.6 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 2.7-2.9 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 2.10-2.12 & 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
Monday, Oct. 16: Mid-Term #1 - All material up to this point
Self-guided tutorial & answer key - summarizing Chapters 1-3
Chapter 3: The Second Law: Concepts
10   Lecture 10 - Introduction to the Second Law, Entropy 3.1-3.3
(4.1-4.3)
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   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   Lecture 12 - Third Law and Gibbs and Helmholz Energies 3.4-3.6
(4.4-4.6)
3.6, 3.7, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, P3.5 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   Lecture 13 - The Second Law - Machinery

***clarification for Ex. 5.4 (6th) & 5.7 (7th)

3.7-3.9 & Further Info
(5.1-5.5)
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   Lecture 14 - Phase diagrams

*** vapour pressure proof
4.1-4.6
(6.1-6.6)
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   Lecture 15 - Phase Transitions and Surfaces 4.7, 18.7, 18.8
(6.7-6.10)
 
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
Wed., Nov. 15 Mid-Term #2 - Up to and including curved surfaces
Chapter 5: Simple Mixtures  -  Sections 7.1 - 7.5
16   Lecture 16 - Simple Mixtures
5.1-5.3
(7.1-7.3)
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, Self-Test 5.2 (p. 141 Atkins 8th), 5.4, M5.1, 5.5, 5.6
-Exercises & Solutions
7.4, 7.5, 7.6, Self-Test 7.2, (p. 166 Atkins 7th), 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10
17   Lecture 17 - Properties of Solutions 5.4-5.5
(7.4-7.5)
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   Lecture 18 - The Phase Rule 6.1-6.3
(8.1-8.3)
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 slide 13
(eq. 8-6, 6th and 7th editions)
Material to accompany lecture 18
19   Lecture 19 - Phase Diagrams 6.1-6.3
(8.4-8.6)
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  
    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.
Wed., Dec. 13, 12:00 p.m. Final Examination, comprehensive, Chapters 1 - 6 (Chapters 1-8 in 6th and 7th editions)

Please study: all problems assigned/covered in class, tutorials and laboratories.

Credits: These notes were developed from P.W. Atkins "Physical Chemistry" 6th edition by R.W. Schurko at the University of Windsor.  Some helpful discussion on the Second Law is from the notes of Neal Woodbury in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arizona.  You are welcome to download copies of these notes for personal use.

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Last Update Friday June 22, 2007
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