CHEM 3321. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I. 3 Hours.
Thermodynamics, gases, First and Second Law, pure substances, mixtures and solutions, equilibrium; Statistical Thermodynamics; Kinetics, rates, mechanisms, transitions state theory. In this class you will learn to understand the basic principles of Chemistry as the Science of Transformation and Change. We emphasize conceptual understanding and will become skilled in a quantitative description of the phenomena we study. The goal is that at the end of the course every student can outline the basic principles of Thermodynamics, has a sound understanding of ideal and approximate systems, and can apply the tools to engage in self-driven investigations. Prerequisites: CHEM 2335, MATH 2326, both with a grade of C or better and PHYS 1443 and PHYS 1444. MATH 3318 concurrent enrollment recommended.