Week 1 : Review of classical thermodynamics: Concept of entropy, Properties of Gibbs free energy, Phase equilibrium of one and two component system, Mixtures, Chemical equilibrium.
Week 2 : Molecular interactions: Dipole moment, Electrical polarization, Charge-dipole, Dipole-dipole and Dipole-induced dipole interaction, Dispersion interaction.
Week 3 : Transport phenomena: Viscosity, Diffusion (Ficks laws).
Week 4 : Review of chemical kinetics: Reaction mechanism, Kinetic measurements.
Week 5 : Advanced topics in chemical kinetics: Introduction to photochemistry, Kinetics of multicomponent systems: Combustion and Atmospheric chemistry.
Week 6 : Introduction to statistical thermodynamics: Molecular partition function, Boltzmann distribution.
Week 7 : Introduction to bimolecular reaction dynamics: Potential energy surface, Transition state theory.
Week 8 : Unimolecular reactions (Lindemann-Christiansen model (Introductory discussion on Hinshelwood and RRK/RRKM models).
Week 9 : Introduction to solution phase reaction dynamics: Cage effect, Diffusion controlled reactions, Polar solvation, Marcus theory of electron transfer.
Week 10 : Non-ideal solutions, Activity of ions (Debye-Huckel theory).
Week 11 : Electrochemistry: Insights into electrode processes, Ionic conductivity.
Week 12 : Lab demonstration (including illustrations): 1) Transport phenomena: Coefficient of viscosity, 2) Chemical kinetics: Hydrolysis of an ester, 3) Photochemistry: Degradation of a dye, 4) Reaction dynamics: Femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy.
BOOKS AND REFERENCES
1) D. A. McQuarrie, J. D. Simon, Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 1st Ed, University Science Books, California (1997).
2) P. W. Atkins, J de Paula, Physical Chemistry, 8th Ed, Oxford University Press, New Delhi (2006).
3) I. N. Levine, Physical Chemistry, 6th Ed, Mcgraw Hill Education (2011).