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Syllabus ( BENG 201 )


   Basic information
Course title: Physical Chemistry
Course code: BENG 201
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tunahan ÇAKIR
ECTS credits: 4
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 2,1, Fall
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: This course focuses on the basics of the laws of thermodynamics as well as the principles of phase equilibria and chemical equilibria.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. solve problems using laws of thermodynamics

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. solve problems on chemical equilibria and phase equilibria

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Understand design and production processes in bioengineering applications.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. define and analyze physicochemical systems

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects
    2. Understand design and production processes in bioengineering applications.
    3. Apply mathematical analysis and modeling methods for bioengineering design and production processes.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction, The properties of gases, Ideal gas law, van der Waals equation of state
Week 2: First law of thermodynamics, System and surroundings, Internal energy
Week 3: Enthalpy, Heat Capacity
Week 4: Second law of thermodynamics, Entropy
Homework I
Week 5: Third law of thermodynamics, Gibbs Free Energy
Quiz
Week 6: Free energy and chemical equilibria, Equilibrium Constant
Homework II
Week 7: Nonideal systems, activity coefficients
Week 8: Mıdterm I, Phase equilibria, phase diagrams
Week 9: Physical chemistry of surfaces
Week 10: Electrochemistry and electrochemical cells
Week 11: Diffusion, Sedimentation and Electrophoresis, Fick's Law
Homework III
Week 12: Kinetics: Rates of chemical reactions, The kinetic theory
Week 13: Mıdterm II, Temparature dependence of reaction rates, elementary reactions
Week 14: Spectroscopy
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, P. Atkins, J. de Paula, W.H. Freemand and Company, 2nd Edition, 2011
Recommended readings: Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences, I. Tinoco, K. Sauer, J. Wang, J. Puglisi;
Prentice Hall, 5th Edition, 2013

Physical Chemistry, J.H. Noggle, Prentice Hall, 3rd Edition

Physical Chemistry for Engineering and Applied Sciences, F.R. Foulkes, CRC Press, 2012

  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8, 13 45
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 4, 6, 11 10
Quiz: 5 5
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 1 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 5 1
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 1 1
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 2
Mid-term: 1.5 2
Personal studies for final exam: 12 1
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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