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Fall 2021
Oct 05,2022
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CHEM 350 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE
Physical Chemistry is the branch of chemistry that is concerned with the physical and mathematical foundations that underlie all chemical systems and processes. Physical chemistry attempts to explain the laws of nature in a quantitative manner. Mathematical equations are derived from observations of natural processes in order to describe how and why these processes occur. The field of Physical chemistry can be subdivided into five branches: thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. This semester, we will restrict our study to the study of thermodynamics and kinetics. Thermodynamics is concerned with the macroscopic world and was developed before knowledge of the existence of the atom. Typically, thermodynamic quantities such as heat, enthalpy, entropy, and the Gibbs energy are based on measurements involving a large number of molecules in different states and under different environmental conditions. The major strength of thermodynamic analysis allows chemists to determine if chemical reactions and physical processes are spontaneous. Kinetics is concerned with the measurement of reaction rates. Information about the speed with which reactants transform into products in a chemical reaction can lead to the elucidation of the detailed reaction mechanism. This course is designed to provide you with a foundation in selected topics of physical chemistry so that you will be thoroughly prepared to take the standardized American Chemical Society (ACS) examination. ACS exams are often used as entrance examinations in graduate programs in chemistry in the United States. If you are interested in pursuing an industrial/institutional career in chemistry with a 8.5. degree, this course will prepare you to tackle practical and theoretical problems in chemistry by developing your quantitative and analytical reasoning skills.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Chemistry Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate


Prerequisites:
FOR CHEM 350

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CHEM 323
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: CHEM 324
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: CHEM 324L
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: MATH 122
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: PHYS 115
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: PHYS 117
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: PHYS 119L
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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