LECTURES
Tue, Thur @ 8:309:50 am, in STC50
Tong Leung  Office: C2066C (x35826) or Labs: C2059066  Available anytime or by appointment.
TEXTBOOKS
Course and exam
materials will be based primarily on Leung’s Lecture Notes Series 254
and handouts provided only in class. It is therefore important
that all the lectures are attended. Textbook #1
is the required text of this course while the other textbooks are used as references only.
1. T. Engel, P. Reid, "Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics & Kinetics", Pearson, New York (2006) or later edition [On Reserve QC311.5.E65 2006]
2. D.A. McQuarrie and J.D. Simon, “Physical Chemistry – A Molecular Approach”, University Science Books, Sausalito (1997) [On Reserve QD453.2M394]
3. P.W. Atkins, “Physical Chemistry”, 5th ed., Freeman, New York (1994). Note: 4th edition [On Reserve QD453.2.A88]
4. ANY Physical Chemistry textbook in the Library.
HOMEWORK and MARKS
Assigned problems given on the website and randomly selected for marking 
10 % 
TWO Term Tests (20% each) 
40 % 
ONE
Final Exam 
50 % 
Total 
100
% 
COURSE OUTLINE
Week
# 
Text1 
Topics 
1 
Ch 1 
Opener:
Scope and course
orientation
Basic concepts: System &
Universe; Equilibrium; State variables Adiabatic
and isothermal processes Ideal gas:
equation of state, internal energy, compressibility Real gas:
empirical equations of state, van der Waals gas Simple
onecomponent phase diagram (PVT)  Isotherm 
2 
Ch 23 
First law: State functions;
Work; Heat; UEnergy in transit Isochoric
process; Isobaric process and enthalpy H; Heat
capacities C_{P }& C_{V} Reversible and irreversible
processes 
3 
Ch 5 
Nonideality:
Joule & JouleThomson experiments
Second law:
Spontaneity; Entropy S 
4 

Clausius
inequality; Four examples of spontaneous changes 
5 
Third law: Temperature and
absolute zero
Applications of spontaneity: Heat
engines; Carnot cycle; Refrigerators Two more examples involving
S 

A 


6 
Math tutorial: Review of
differentials
Free energies: Helmhotz A; Gibbs G;
Applications to predicting spontaneity; Examples 

7 
Ch 4 Ch 6 
Thermochemistry
Relations for a system in equilibrium: The six
BASIC thermodynamic equations; Gibbs equations; Maxwell relations 
8 
The
"magic" thermodynamic square!
The need
for these equations
GibbsHelmholz
equation 

9 
Relations for nonequilibrium systems: Extension of Gibbs
equations to multiphase, multicomponent systems
Phase and
Material equilibria 

10 
Chemical potential; Fugacity; Activity coefficient
Equilibrium
constants; van't Hoff equation 

B 

Catchup/Wrapup 
[1] Leung’s Lecture Notes C254, University of Waterloo. These notes will not be available on the WEB.