Physical chemistry 382

Module code CMY 382
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Theory: Molecular quantum mechanics. Introduction: Shortcomings of classical physics, dynamics of microscopic systems, quantum mechanical principles, translational, vibrational and rotational movement. Atomic structure and spectra: Atomic hydrogen, multiple electron systems, spectra of complex atoms, molecular structure, the hydrogen molecule ion, diatomic and polyatomic molecules, structure and properties of molecules. Molecules in motion: Viscosity, diffusion, mobility. Surface chemistry: Physisorption and chemisorption, adsorption isotherms, surface tension, heterogeneous catalytic rate reactions, capillarity.

Module credits 18.00
NQF Level 07
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites CMY 282, CMY 283, CMY 284 and CMY 285
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 2 practicals per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Chemistry
Period of presentation Quarter 4

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