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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

Chronologically, Chemical Thermodynamics is the first subject in the area of Physical Chemistry. It is taught during the third semester of the Chemistry degree. The aim is to study the macroscopic properties of a chemical system, especially those related to the energy of the system and its equilibrium. The main objective is to provide criteria to predicting the spontaneity of chemical processes, and the applications of these criteria to some of the most important chemical processes. To be able to follow the subject, the concepts introduced during the first year in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are required. Likewise, the concepts studied in this subject will be applied in the rest of the subjects of the Physical Chemistry area, especially those of the third year. They will be also applied in any area of Chemistry where reactivity is analyzed.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG1 : Develop the capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning.
  • CG2 : Show the capacity for effective and efficient management/direction: entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, creativity, organisation, planning, control, decision making and negotiation.
  • CG3 : Solve problems effectively.
  • CG4 : Show capacity for team work.
  • CG5 : Commitment to ethics, the values of equality and social responsibility as a citizen and professional.
  • CG6 : Self-learning.
  • CG7 : Show the capacity to adapt to new situations.
  • CG8 : Acquire a permanent concern for quality and the environment and risk prevention in the workplace.
  • CG9 : Show an ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.


Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE11 : Understand the principles of electrochemistry and its applications.
  • CE6 : Understand the principles of the thermodynamics and their applications in Chemistry.


Specific Competences:>> Ability

  • CE24 : Show knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories associated with the different areas of Chemistry
  • CE25 : Solve qualitative and quantitative problems using previously developed models
  • CE26 : Recognise and analyse new problems and plan strategies to solve them
  • CE27 : Interpret, evaluate and synthesise Chemical data and information.
  • CE28 : Recognise and implement good scientific measurement and experimentation practices.
  • CE29 : Process and compute data associated with chemical information.
  • CE30 : Handle chemical reagents, instruments and devices safely.
  • CE32 : Use standard chemical instruments for identification, quantification, separation and structural determination.
  • CE33 : Monitor by observing and measuring chemical properties, events or changes, gathering the appropriate information.
  • CE35 : Interpret data obtained from laboratory observation and measurement.
  • CE36 : Prepare, present and defend scientific reports both in writing and orally in front of an audience.
  • CE39 : Recognise and evaluate chemical processes in daily life.
  • CE40 : Relate Chemistry to other disciplines.


Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA2 : Express oneself correctly, both orally and in writing, in either of the official languages of the Region of Valencia.
  • CGUA4 : Acquire or possess basic Information and Communications Technology skills and correctly manage the information gathered.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

Students will identify the principles of Thermodynamics and, specifically, those of Chemical Thermodynamics, and apply them to different processes. Students will determine the chemical equilibria by their associated functions. Students will identify the properties of non-ideal systems such as real gases and solutions. Students will analyze the phase equilibria in systems with one or more components. Students will identify the peculiarities of electrochemical reactions.




Code: 26022
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,32
Practical credits: 1,08
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,32
    Practical credits: 1,08
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught