Syllabus for Colloid and Interface Chemistry
Yt- och kolloidkemi
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1KB303
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2009-03-12
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Revised: 2010-10-29
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2011
60 credits Chemistry including Chemical Principles I, Physical Chemistry I, 5 credits, or equivalent.
- Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- discuss and analyse surface chemical problems where surface energy, surface adsorption, adhesion, cohesion and wetting are included as important components
- carry out calculations on systems where surface tension, surface activity and intermolecular interaction constitute important properties
- account for and carry out calculations concerning thermodynamic and electrostatic properties of colloids
- discuss how electrokinetic effects arise and be able to carry out calculations of corresponding properties
- give examples of how the different parts of the course are linked to activities within society and industry
- document laboratory work and in written/oral form be able to discuss the contents and results of the laboratory sessions
Surface thermodynamics, surface tension and surface adsorption.. Wetting and contact angle. Electric double layers and electrokinetic processes. Interactions between colloidal particles. Polymer adsorption and steric stabilisation. Technical applications of systems containing surface active components and colloids.
Lectures, teaching sessions, seminars, laboratory sessions and projects.
Written examination organised during the course and/or at the end of the course (5 HE credits). Laboratory sessions with presentations (2 HE credits) and projects (3 HE credits). The final grade is based on the results of the written examination in combination with the performance during the laboratory sessions.
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Applies from: Autumn 2011
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Pashley, Richard M.;
Karaman, Marilyn E.
Applied colloid and surface chemistry
Chichester: Wiley, cop. 2004