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Spring 2012-2013
CHM 406 (STN)   No Pass/D/Fail

Advanced Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Thermodynamics

Chia-Ying Wang

This course is an introduction to statistical thermodynamics, kinetics, and molecular reaction dynamics. Following a review of classical thermodynamics, the statistical mechanics of molecular systems is developed. Discussions of transport properties, chemical kinetics, and reaction dynamics form the rest of the course.

Sample reading list:
D. McQuarrie & J. Simon, Molecular Thermodynamics
H. Cox & C. McQuarrie, Porblems and Solutions to Accompany Molecular Thermodynamics

Reading/Writing assignments:
One problem set and roughly one chapter of reading per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Other Exam - 25%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 201 or equivalent. Some knowledge of thermodynamics is useful..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40289 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Jadwin Hall   A09   Enrolled:16 Limit:25