- 1 Knowledge concerning the properties of matter and their understanding from the corpuscular/molecular scale. Know-how in physical chemistry: quantification, conceptualisation, modelling. Development of an adequate attitude towards the understanding of the properties of matter and their command.

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**Introduction**: context and objectives. Particalities. Information about the exam.

**Part 1: KINETICS**

Rate of chemical reaction. Relationship with chemical thermodynamics. Rate equations of chemical processes. Activation energy. Reaction orders. Influence of temperature. Absolute reaction rates theory. Collision and transition state theory. Irreversible and reversible reactions. Parallel and consecutive reactions. Degeneration of orders. Catalytic reactions kinetics. Kinetics of polymer formation reactions. Chain reactions.

**Part 2: PHASE EQUILIBRIUM**

Binary liquid-liquid, liquid-solid and liquid-vapor phase diagrams, ternary diagrams. Thermodynamics of nonideal and ideal solutions. Use of thermodynamic tools for the study of colligative properties of the diluted solutions (vapor pressure, boiling point, freezing point and osmotic pressure).

**Part 3: STATISTICAL MECHANICS**

Introduction and fundamental concepts. Definition of ergodicity, microstate, configuration. Kinetic theory and the equation of state of a gas. Botlzmann law and partition functions. A priori calculation of thermodynamic quantities. Application to chemical equilibrium. Introduction to non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Methods Courses and exercises concentrating on concrete use of the concepts.

Ex cathedra course, with powerpoint slides as a visual support. The slides are provided via Moodle in the beginning of the semester. They are only a support and do not contain all the needed information. Context, examples, motivation, exercices, visual representation, mathematical developments are presented orally and on the blackboard during the course.

Exercices sessions are oganized (7 sessions).

This course can be given in English.

Moodle:

- slides are posted in advance. Students are encouraged to bring them to the course to annotate the slides.

- exel files allowing to visualize some of the concept explained in the course, in the fom of plots.

- recap of important formula and retranscription of some of the mathematical developments.

- list of exercices covered during the practical sessions.

- Slides (via Moodle)
- Slides ppt (via Moodle)
- Slides ppt (via Moodle)
- Slides ppt (via Moodle)
- Slides ppt via Moodle