APPLIED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will provide the student of the Industrial Chemistry Course a body of knowledge of physic-chemical character adequate for allowing them to deal with competently a series of issues common for the industrial chemist, connected in particular to the control and development of processes for the synthesis of product having high interest for application.
Course contents summary
The first part of the course will be focused on the fundamental elements of energy, matter and motion transfer. The subject will be dealt with after an appropriate preparatory stage mainly devoted to the Kinetic Theory of Gases, having the aim to allow the students to learn the basics for taking the course without difficulties. The second part will be dedicated to the study of the phase diagrams, starting from the concepts acquired in the ambit of the Physical Chemistry 1 course. At last, elements of further topics could be dealt with.
Kinetic Theory of gases.
Unified transport theory. Unified model for gases. Transport phenomena in liquids.
Viscosity and measurements of viscosity (elements of rheology)
Equations for fluid motion. Viscous fluids: energy dissipation. Motion of fluids in pipes. The Reynolds experiment. Dimensional analysis. Buckingham Theorem. Theory of similitude. Filtration. Fluidization.
Heat conduction (Conduction, convection, irradiation).
Diffusion. Generalized continuity equation. First and second Fick’s law. Applications. Non-steady diffusion.
Heterogeneous catalysis. External diffusion. Surface film theory. Internal diffusion. Thiele modulus and catalyst effectiveness.
Two and three components phase diagrams.
Chemical-physics of surfaces (elements).
Chemical-physics of colloids (elements).
L. Forni, I. Rossetti, Fenomeni di trasporto, Ed. Cortina MI, 2009.
P. Atkins, J. de Paula, Chimica Fisica, Zanichelli
Assessment methods and criteria