CHM 406 (STN) No Pass/D/Fail
Advanced Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Thermodynamics
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
OR alternative text - D. McQuarrie & J. Simon, Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach
One problem set and roughly one chapter of reading per week.
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Other Exam - 25%
Problem set(s) - 15%
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 201 or equivalent. Some knowledge of thermodynamics is useful. This course is open to freshmen and sophomores only with instructor's permission..
Students who purchased McQuarrie/Simon "Physical Chemistry:A Molecular Approach" for CHM 405 can use the second half of the book covering Statistical Thermodynamics for CHM 406. No additional text is needed.
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