So far you have studied inorganic and organic chemistry. Now the time has come to get to know the basics of physical chemistry. In this study guide you will acquaint yourselves with energy changes, rate of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, boiling point elevation, freezing point depression and other interesting aspects of this branch of chemistry. You will master your skills to extract valuable information from different kinds of sources, to work with charts and diagrams, to plot graphs. You will also need to make calculations and use your chemistry knowledge gained in previous years in order to reach the desired conclusion or solution. Please keep in mind that this study guide uses the decimal comma as a decimal marker. Note that in some sources you may come across a decimal point instead of a decimal comma.
The contents of the study guide follow the curriculum approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.
How is the study guide designed?
Each lesson is divided in two parts. The first part is the theoretical one, where you can find the essential information on a given topic. In the second part various exercises and problems are provided for you. It is recommendable to solve all of them if you want to fully understand and master the learning objectives.
The last chapter, “Transition metals”, offers you different topics for projects along with the requirements and components which will te evaluated by your teacher and classmates.
After each chapter there is a “Progress Check” section where you can test your knowledge and skills and gain an objective view of them.
The study guide is also applicable for group work and homework assignments.
We hope that the design of this study guide is flexible enough and will provide teachers and students the desired freedom for its use and application both in class and at home.