CH229 : Chemical Thermodynamics
~ by Harshvardhan Nigam
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During which semester & year you took the course ?
Autumn Semester 2018
Prof. Ruchi Anand
What grade was awarded to you?
Course Difficulty (On a scale of 1 to 5)
Comment on the grading done by the professor in your opinion?
Extremely lenient grading done by the professor
What was the Attendance Policy?
No DX grades were awarded
This Course evaluation comprises of?
Tutorials which you need to submit as a mark of attendance . 2 standard quizes are there as well as standard midterm and endterm examination
Quizzes each weigh (15 %) where as midterm weighs 30 % and end term weighs (40 %)
What are the topics covered in the course?
Thermodynamic functions, laws of thermodynamics, properties of entropy, criteria for spontaneity and equilibrium, properties of free energy, Gibbs and Maxwell’s relations. Chemical potential, ideal and real gases, properties of fugacity, mixing and excess functions. Chemical equilibrium, Le Chatelier’s principle, partial molar quantities, standard states. Phase equilibrium involving one, two and three components. Equilibrium in condensed phases: ideal solution and colligative properties, binary solutions and azeotropes.
How were the Lectures for this course?
the lectures in the start are pretty mundane to revise all the mundane thermodynamic theory but towards the end new interesting topics are introduced . The instructor is extremely friendly and speaks very frankly to students
How were the Exams for this course?
The exams are engaging and thought provoking. the students are requested to work hard for them and not to get swayed by the past years grading statistics . the professor is extremely lenient in grading the paper but don’t take it for granted
How are the tutorials for this course?
tutorials are thought provoking but fun to solve. usually TA solves them in class after a week of being uploaded
Any tips for the junta to perform well in the course?
practicing questions is highly recommended . read reference books to get the concept better
References used in this course:
Atkins, Callen, Castellan, klotz