Introduction to Physical Chemistry

Molecular basis of chemistry; intensive overview of theories, models, and techniques of physical chemistry; extensive coverage of quantum mechanics; applications of quantum mechanics to atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy; classical thermodynamics of gases and solutions; intermediate topics in chemical kinetics and introduction to reaction dynamics; basic statistical mechanics to calculate thermodynamic variables and equilibrium constants.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 18

Prerequisites: (CHEM 205 or CHEM 120) and (PHYS 104 or PHYS 107) and (MATH 215 (strongly recommended) or MATH 205). Not open to students who have taken CHEM 331.

Instructor: Arumainayagam

Distribution Requirements: NPS - Natural and Physical Sciences

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall