CHEMY302-23A (HAM)

Advanced Physical Chemistry

15 Points

Edit Header Content
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science
Chemistry and Applied Physics

Staff

Edit Staff Content

Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
Edit Staff Content

What this paper is about

Edit What this paper is about Content
This paper explores theory and practical techniques in physical chemistry. It includes theory and lab work. We shall look at quantum mechanics, apply it to small molecules to find energy levels, and link it with spectroscopic methods. We will use rotational and vibrational spectra to find physical properties of molecules. We consider theory and application of statistical thermodynamics to make links between molecular energy levels and thermodynamic properties of gases. Finally, students will link thermodynamic ideas to the specific topic of surface chemistry.
Edit What this paper is about Content

How this paper will be taught

Edit How this paper will be taught Content
This paper includes three lectures a week and three-hour laboratory sessions. The third lecture in the week is normally run as a tutorial allowing students to practice solving problems including past test and exam questions. The labs are in the second half of the semester. In addition, there are two tests and two assignments.
Edit How this paper will be taught Content

Learning Outcomes

Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply quantum mechanical descriptions of molecules to calculate energy levels for electronic, vibrational and rotational states
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Relate microwave, infra-red, visible and ultra-violet spectroscopic measurements to energy levels
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Apply statistical mechanics to calculate changes in thermodynamic potentials
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Explain selected physical chemistry processes in terms of energy levels and thermodynamics
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Make spectroscopic measurements in the laboratory
    Linked to the following assessments:
Edit Learning Outcomes Content
Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Assessments

Edit Assessments Content

How you will be assessed

Edit How you will be assessed Content

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Laboratories
9 Jun 2023
4:30 PM
30
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
2. Test 1
6 Apr 2023
12:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Test 2
2 Jun 2023
11:00 AM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
4. Assignment 1
17 Mar 2023
4:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
5. Assignment 2
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
6. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
Edit Assessments Content