Physical Chemistry (CEAC203) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Physical Chemistry CEAC203 4 2 0 5 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 104
Course Language English
Course Type N/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 to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements. X
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices. X
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements. X
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning. X
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. X
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

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