Physical Chemistry (CEAC203) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Physical Chemistry CEAC203 Elective Courses 4 2 0 5 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 104
Course Language English
Course Type Area Elective Courses (Group A)
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Seha Tirkeş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course will provide the student with basic thermodynamic tools for dealing with some of chemical problems occurring in industry. It will also help the student to obtain a practical knowledge of classical thermodynamics specifically by including the calculation of thermophysical properties.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Perform calculations with ideal and real gases
  • State and apply the laws of thermodynamics
  • Describe the thermodynamic properties of ideal and real solutions
  • Define the phases of matter; describe phase changes; and interpret and/or construct phase diagrams
  • The discussion of the phase transitions of pure substances
  • How to use the chemical potential of a substance to describe the physical properties of mixtures
  • Describe a systematic way of discussing the physical changes of mixtures undergo when they are heated or cooled and when their compositions arechanged.
Course Content The properties of gases, the perfect gases, the real gases, the first law, thermochemistry, state functions and exact differentials, the second law, the direction of spontaneous change; concentrating on the system, combining the first and second laws, physical transformations of pure substances, phase diagrams, phase stability and phase transit

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The Properties of Gases: The perfect gas 3-13
2 Real gases 14-21
3 Real gases 14-21
4 The Fist Law: The basic concepts 28-48
5 Thermochemistry 49-56
6 State functions and exact differentials 57-63
7 The Second Law: The direction of spontaneous change. Concentrating on the system 77-100
9 Combining the First and Second Laws 102-105
10 Physical transformations of pure substances: Phase diagrams 117-120
11 Phase diagrams 117-120
12 Phase stability and phase transitions 122-129
13 Simple mixtures: The thermodynamic description of mixtures 136-147
14 (i) The properties of solutions (ii) Activities (i) 148-156 (ii) 158-163
16 Phase diagrams: Phases, components, and degrees of freedom. Two-component systems 174-189


Course Book 1. Atkins, P., De Paula, J., "Atkins’ Physical Chemistry", Oxford, 8th Edition, (2006).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 6 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Application 4 2 8
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 20 40
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 35 35
Total Workload 131