CHEM3550-SC.(SC) Physical Chemistry I.F15.Faculty,St Catherine

St Catherine Faculty

Course Description

Goals: To introduce and develop fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics and to further develop problem-solving techniques using advanced mathematical tools. Content: Thermodynamics, properties of gases, partition functions, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, solutions and applications to biological systems. Chemical kinetics including rate equations, reaction mechanisms, collision theory, transition state theory and application to biological systems. Taught: Annually, fall Prerequisites: CHEM 1140 or 1500 (grade of C- or better), MATH 1180 (grade of C- or better), and PHYS 1240 (grade of C- or better) or co-registration; MATH 3320 is highly recommended Credits: 4