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CM 2010
ENERGETICS OF CHANGE IN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Trembleau

Pre-requisite(s): CM 1017 or CM 1018 and CM 1511. For students of Chemical Engineering the sole prerequisite is CM 1511.

Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

This course provides a grounding in basic physical chemistry. The principal points include:

  • Thermodynamic parameters: enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs energies.

  • Chemical kinetics: Zero, 1st and 2nd order reactions, partial and reaction orders and relationship of rate laws to mechanism.

  • Basic principles of electrochemistry including redox chemistry and Nernst equations.
  • 2 one-hour lectures per week, 2 three-hour laboratory classes per week (weeks 12-17) and 1 one-hour tutorial per fortnight.

    1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%).

    Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).