课程信息
Chemical reactions underpin the production of pretty much everything in our modern world. But, what is the driving force behind reactions? Why do some reactions occur over geological time scales whilst others are so fast that we need femtosecond-pulsed lasers to study them? Ultimately, what is going on at the atomic level? Discover the answers to such fundamental questions and more on this course in introductory physical chemistry. The course covers the key concepts of three of the principal topics in first-year undergraduate physical chemistry: thermodynamics, kinetics and quantum mechanics. These three topics cover whether or not reactions occur, how fast they go and what is actually going on at the sub-atomic scale.
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完成时间大约为23 小时

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100% 在线课程

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完成时间大约为23 小时

建议:12-15 hours
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Thermodynamics I

This module explores thermodynamic definitions, the zeroth law of thermodynamics and temperature, the first law of thermodynamics and enthalpy, reversible expansion, and heat capacity....
Reading
7 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Thermodynamic Definitions9m
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics and Temperature5m
The First Law of Thermodynamics and Enthalpy11m
Reversible Expansion11m
Heat Capacity8m
Thermodynamics I Recap1m
Reading2 readings
About Us10m
Thermodynamics I Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Thermodynamics I - Practice Quiz20m

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2 hours to complete

Thermodynamics II

This module explores the second law of thermodynamics and entropy, the second law of thermodynamics and spontaneity, the second law of thermodynamics and equilibrium, the third law of thermodynamics and absolute entropy, and Hess' Law. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy6m
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Spontaneity15m
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Equilibrium10m
The Third Law of Thermodynamics and Absolute Entropy5m
Hess' Law14m
Thermodynamics Recap 0m
Reading1 readings
Thermodynamics II Overview10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Thermodynamics II - Practice Quiz20m
Thermodynamics Assessment20m

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1 hour to complete

Virtual Lab 1: Thermodynamics

This lab allows you to further explore thermodynamics....
Reading
2 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Calorimeter Experiment28m
Reading2 readings
Thermodynamics Lab Overview (Virtual Lab)10m
Thermodynamics Lab Solutions10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Thermodynamics Virtual Lab4m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Chemical Kinetics I

This module explores the rate of reaction, stoichiometry and order, zero order reactions, first order reactions, second order reactions, determination of reaction order, and effect of temperature on reaction rate. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 114 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Rate of Reaction6m
Stoichiometry and Order10m
Zero Order Reactions9m
First Order Reactions8m
Second Order Reactions17m
Determination of Reaction Order12m
Experimental Determination of Reaction Order6m
Examples of Measurements I7m
Examples of Measurements II9m
Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate23m
Reading1 readings
Chemical Kinetics I Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Chemical Kinetics I - Practice Quiz20m

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2 hours to complete

Chemical Kinetics II

This module explores complex reactions, steady-state approximation, and catalysis. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Complex Reactions: Equilibria15m
Complex Reactions: Consecutive reactions (Rate-Determining Step)19m
Steady-State Approximation11m
Using the Steady State Approximation (Lindemann Mechanism)11m
Using the steady state approximation (Chain Reactions)23m
Catalysis8m
Chemical Kinetics Recap1m
Reading1 readings
Chemical Kinetics II Overview10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Chemical Kinetics II - Practice Quiz20m
Chemical Kinetics Assessment20m

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1 hour to complete

Virtual Lab 2: Kinetics

This lab allows you to further explore kinetics....
Reading
4 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Gas Burette Experiment9m
Experiment Extra Data9m
Lab 2 Feedback6m
Reading1 readings
Kinetics Lab Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Kinetics Virtual Lab4m

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3 hours to complete

Quantum Chemistry I

This module explores Planck's quantum of energy, particle nature of light, wave nature of matter, Heissenberg's uncertainty principle, the Schrödinger equation, free particle & the particle in a box, Born's interpretation of the wavefunction, and normalisation of the wavefunction....
Reading
11 videos (Total 123 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Planck's Quantum of Energy5m
Particle Nature of Light11m
Particle Nature of Light - Example5m
Wave Nature of Matter10m
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle14m
The Schrödinger Equation15m
The Free Particle & the Particle in a Box26m
Born's Interpretation of the Wavefunction10m
Normalisation of the Wavefunction8m
Particle in a Box Application to Polyene Electronic Spectra10m
Reading1 readings
Quantum Chemistry I Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quantum Chemistry I - Practice Quiz20m

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25 minutes to complete

Virtual Lab 3: Particle in a Box

This experiment involves the visible absorption spectra of dyes....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Particle in a Box Overview10m
Spectrometer Simulation10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Particle in a Box Lab2m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Quantum Chemistry II

This module explores hydrogen atoms, hydrogen atom quantum numbers, radial and angular solutions for hydrogenic atoms, and energy levels for hydrogenic atoms. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Introduction to Hydrogenic Atoms13m
Hydrogenic Atom Quantum Numbers7m
Radial Solutions for Hydrogenic Atoms27m
Angular Solutions for Hydrogenic Atoms15m
Interpretation of Hydrogenic Atom Solutions22m
Energy levels for Hydrogenic Atoms15m
Quantum Chemistry II Recap0m
Reading1 readings
Quantum Chemistry II Overview10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quantum Chemistry II - Practice Quiz20m
Quantum Chemistry Assessment20m

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Section
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25 minutes to complete

Virtual Lab 4: Hydrogen Emission Spectroscopy

This lab allows you to further explore quantum chemistry. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Quantum Lab Feedback9m
Reading1 readings
Quantum Chemistry Lab Overview10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quantum Virtual Lab4m
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Top Reviews

By QYSep 23rd 2016

I like this course very much as it talks clearly about the basic concept in this course.\n\n(Prerequisite: I have learned this course before, I just try to review all the info in this class.)

By LLNov 17th 2016

The information in this course is very useful. Help me to understand one of the part of physical chemistry. And the lectures are very clearly So thank Professors for the course!!

Instructors

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Michael W. Anderson, FRSC

Professor of Materials Chemistry
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Jonathan Agger, MRSC

Lecturer and Deputy Director of Outreach

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