2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Mar 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

CHEM 3550 - Physical Chemistry I

Goals: Molecular Thermodynamics - To introduce and develop fundamental concepts of thermodynamics applied to chemical problems and to introduce and/or further develop problem-solving techniques using mathematical tools.

Content: Thermodynamics is introduced and developed around chemical systems. Topics covered include the study of the properties of gases, a statistical foundation of thermodynamics, laws of thermodynamics, free energies and equilibrium, solution properties and applications of thermodynamics to electrochemistry. Time permitting applications in kinetics and non-equilibrium systems may be explored.

Taught: Annually, fall

Prerequisites: CHEM 1140 or CHEM 1500, Math 1180, and PHYS 1240 or (co-registration) with grades of C- or better

Note: The department recommends that students complete MATH 3320 before taking this course.

Credits: 4 credits