Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Semester 4
Course delivery methods
Physical sciences
College of Science and Technology
Campus Talence
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
January - May
Weekday and Period
English, French
Course Number

Inorganic Chemistry (CI5) and Physical Chemistry (CP2) University of Bordeaux

Course Overview

This class is divided in two courses CI5 (Inorganic Chemistry 5) and
CP2 (Physical Chemistry 2):

CI5 focuses on the differences between intrinsic properties that
depend mainly on the chemical composition or the crystalline structure
of the material and extrinsic properties where imperfections must be
considered. In this way, a precise description of these imperfections
is given. Their dimensionality is used as a classification criterion.
Some intrinsic properties are also be discussed as examples.

CP2   is a continuation of CP1 (see the 4TCH303U course). Students
learn how to determine the composition of a reactive mixture at
thermodynamic equilibrium. They understand the influence of
experimental parameters (temperature, pressure,…) on this
composition. The learn how to calculate the variations of several
state functions (enthalpy, entropy,..) that occur during a chemical
reaction. They also get some basic knowledge about the kinetics of
chemical reactions.

Learning Achievement


Course prerequisites

High-school diploma. 

Grading Philosophy

3 written exams:

- exam CI5  - 1h00, 20% weight of overall mark
- exam CP2 -1h00, 20% weight of overall mark
- final examCI5+CP2 – 3h00, 60% weight of overall mark

The first session takes place in May. 

In case of failure, a second session is organized for the final exam,
either as a written final exam or an oral session depending on the
number of failed students. This 2nd session takes place at the end of

Course schedule


- Introduction to material science. Main definitions, differences
between intrinsic and extrinsic properties, notion of imperfection in
the real solid.
- Description of imperfections in the real solid and influence on the
extrinsic properties. The study of defects is divided according to
their dimension (point defects, linear defects, grain boundaries and
twins, volume defects).
- Some examples ofintrinsic properties (elastic, thermal).



- Mass action law, equilibrium state of a reactive mixture in
homogeneous and heterogeneous cases.
- Displacement of an equilibrium, law of moderation of Le Chatelier.
- State functions changes that occur in a system when matter is
transformed by a given chemical reaction.
- Introduction to the kinetics or a chemical reaction, study of
simple reactions (global order 1 and 2) and composed (opposite,
successive, …), influence of the temperature, law of Arrhenius.

Course type

- Lectures (18 x 1h20). - Practical sessions (20 x 1h20).

Online Course Requirement


Other information

* Main lectures are taught in French but all written supports are
available in English (lectures, exercises, manuals, exams, written
texts). Duration: 14 weeks

Language of instruction: * English and French
Mode of delivery: Face-to-Face teaching

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Graziella Goglio

Serge Ravaine