PHAR 222 Physical Pharmacy

This course provides for an understanding of the physical concepts applicable to pharmacy.
The course deals with the following characteristics of matter pertaining to pharmacy:
States of Matter – liquid, solid, gaseous states, polymorphism, intermolecular forces such as phase
equilibria and phase rule; surface and interfacial phenomena; liquid state (liquefaction of gases, aerosols,
vapour pressure of liquid, boiling point); solid and crystalline state: crystalline solids, X-ray diffraction,
polymorphism, crystallization, efflorescence. Solid and Liquid Equilibrium. Surface and Interfacial
phenomenon -viscosity and rheology. Disperse Systems – Suspensions and emulsions will be covered in detail including stabilization processes. Reaction Kinetics and drug stability