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CHEM 6372 : Physical Chemistry II
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry (CHEM)
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry I
Fall 2017
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Gas laws, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular spectra, structure of solids, liquids, and macromolecules. Students enrolled at the graduate level are expected to do additional work. Permission of the department required prior to enrollment.
Physical Chemistry is a critically important subject for every subdiscipline of chemistry. This course will give students a basic understanding of this broad subject. Students will:
1. Apply the basic concepts of calculus and physics to concepts in chemistry.
2. Manipulate the gas laws to describe real and ideal gas behavior.
3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the major state variables and the three laws of thermodynamics.
4. Use the Maxwell relations and other thermodynamic relations to compute thermodynamic quantities.
5. Derive relationships between thermodynamic quantities.
6. Interpret phase diagrams and discuss phase equilibria in terms of chemical potential.
7. Demonstrate a clear understanding of Keq and its relation to fugacity, activity and thermodynamic state
functions; apply these concepts to ideal and real solutions and to colligative properties.
8. Apply the principles of electrochemistry to conductance, voltaic, and electrolytic systems.
9. Interpret kinetic information to arrive at a plausible mechanism and/or rate laws.
10. Apply the steady-state approximation, initial rate and pre-equilibrium to interpret chemical kinetics.
11. Be able to explain the basic principles molecular dynamics.
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