|The content within this module assumes knowledge and understanding of the chemical concepts developed in Module 2: Foundations in chemistry and Module 3: Periodic table and energy.
This module extends the study of energy, reaction rates and equilibria, and the periodic table.
The main areas of physical chemistry studied include:
• rate equations, orders of reaction, the rate determining step
• equilibrium constants, Kc and Kp
• acid–base equilibria including pH, Ka and buffersolutions
• lattice enthalpy and Born–Haber cycles
• entropy and free energy
• electrochemical cells.
The main areas of inorganic chemistry studied include:
• redox chemistry
• transition elements.