Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KEMI6506 Molecules and statistics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Jukka Lukkari
Preceding studies
Intermediate physical chemistry I and II (Fysikaalinen kemia I ja II), recommended Mathematics and Physics for chemists, recommended

Learning outcomes

The student knows the basic theories of chemical bonding and understands how many common chemical concepts are related to them. The student understands the physical background of the optical and electric properties of molecules, and how molecular interactions relate to molecular properties and the behaviour of materials. The student understands the statistical basis of thermodynamics and kinetic theory of gases, and can apply statistical models to simple problems in chemistry, and can apply the knowledge to phase transitions.


Chemical bonding, optical properties of molecules, classical and quantum statistical distributions, partition functions and their relation to thermodynamic functions, applications of statistical thermodynamics in chemistry, kinetic theory of gases, electric properties of molecules, molecular interactions, phases and phase transitions.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h

Lectures, homework problems

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Next lectures : Spring 2017

Study materials

Lecture notes and corresponding chapters in the textbook Peter Atkins. Julio de Paula, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 10thed., OUP, Oxford, GB, 2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Materials Science