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781304A Physical Chemistry II, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 781304A  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Physical Chemistry II  Abbreviation Physical Chemis 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3252 Chemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Chemistry 

Pursiainen Jouni 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 

Lectures are given in Finnish. The examinations can be arranged in english and the textbook helps studying in english.


The course is held in the autumn semester. It is recommended to complete the course at the 2nd autumn semester.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion the student should be able to display an understanding of the main topics molecular motion, kinetics, reaction dynamics and solid surfaces.


Atkins’ textbook, chapters 21-25.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures and excercises.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

32 h lectures, 10 h excercises.

Target group 

Chemistry, Chemistry teacher

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 8th Edition (or any other edition).

Assessment methods and criteria 

Examinations are based on the textbook.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Jouni Pursiainen

Working life cooperation 

The course does not contain direct working life cooperation.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Physical Chemistry II  Course  Pursiainen Jouni  25.10.21 -11.01.22

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Physical Chemistry II exam  Exam  Pursiainen Jouni  09.06.22