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Spring 2012-2013
* CHM 306 (STN)  

Physical Chemistry: Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Michael T. Kelly

At the center of this course is the recognition of Gibbs Free Energy as a fundamental quantity describing physical processes. From this, we will develop concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics, and illustrate them with examples from chemistry.

Sample reading list:
Engel & Reid, Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, and Kinetics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Problems will be assigned each week, and these will be an essential part of the course. Reading from the text and handouts will also be assigned each week, typically 30-40 pages.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 20%
Other Exam - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CHM 202 or CHM 204 and MAT 104, or CHM 215, or permission of instructor. Course is open to freshmen who have completed CHM 215..

Other information:
The "Other" component of the grading valued at 20% will be a third exam.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40322 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Jadwin Hall   A10   Enrolled:37 Limit:40
40323 C01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   McDonnell Hall   104   Enrolled:13 Limit:20
40324 C02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McDonnell Hall   104   Enrolled:18 Limit:20
43373 C03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm F   McDonnell Hall   105   Enrolled:6 Limit:20