Study programme 2020-2021Français
Physicochemistry II
Programme component of Bachelor's in Chemistry à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B3-SCCHIM-012-MCompulsory UESNYDERS RonyS882 - Chimie des Interactions Plasma-Surface
  • SNYDERS Rony

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français3010150066.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-CHIM-025Physicochemistry II30101500Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals
    • Understand the key areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical chemistry, as well as basic knowledge required in mathematics, biology and physics
    • Provide basic knowledge in more specialised fields of chemistry (e.g. in theoretical chemistry, chemistry of materials, macromolecular chemistry)
  • Collaborate and work in a team
    • Have developed practical skills in chemistry through practical sessions in the laboratory, including analytical, organic and physical chemistry, during which they have worked individually or in groups.
  • Have a rigorous scientific approach
    • Gather and interpret relevant scientific data and critically analyse it considering scientific, ethical and environmental aspects

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this course , the students will be able to discuss the main kinetic systems (order I, II, variable, catalysed reactions ...). They will also master the collision and Eyring theories allowing them to discuss the kinetic mechanisms. In addition they will be able to understand the diffusion mechanismes based on the Fick's laws. Furthermore, they will understand the concepts of electrodes, batteries, and membrane potential and will master the Nernst law . Finally , they will be able to discuss the electrochemical kinetics thanks to the Butler- Volmer law.

Content of UE

Description of kinetic models applied to simple and complex chemical systems (orders 1, 2 , 3, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis,...); chemical dynamics elements (collision and Eyring's theories), research of the kinetic mechanisms, reactions in solution (Fick's laws) ; static electrochemistry (electrodes, electrochemical chains, standard potential); electrochemical dynamics (ionic migration , electrochemical reactions speeds).

Prior Experience

Reactions in solution; kinetic theory of gases ; general thermodynamics ; general electricity

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • N/A

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

The final mark is composed as follows : 60% for the theoretical exam 20 % for the calculation exam 20% for the practical work

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-CHIM-025Slides are available

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-CHIM-025Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-CHIM-025Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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