Advanced Physical Chemistry (CEAC505) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Physical Chemistry CEAC505 Elective Courses 3 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Area Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seha Tirkeş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Study of thermodynamics of gases, liquids and mixtures by intensive exercises
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, simple mixtures, the thermodynamic description of mixtures the properties of solutions, activities

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 Problem Solving
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 77-93
8 Concentrating on the system 94-100
10 Combining the First and Second Laws 102-105
11 Simple mixtures: The thermodynamic description of mixtures 136-147
12 The properties of solutions 148-156
14 Activities 158-163
15 Problem Solving


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 - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge in chemistry and comprehend the literature. X
2 An ability to define an advanced scientific problem in the required field and finding an alternative for the solution. X
3 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in the lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
4 An ability to perform independent research. X
5 An ability to give a presentation at national and international scientific conferences and to publish scientific publications in international journals. X
6 An ability to achieve the necessary knowledge to follow current developments in science and technology, and do scientific research or developing projects in the field of chemistry. X
7 An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
8 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. Awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in the required field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 3 3
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 79