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CHM 341: Physical Chemistry I

MWF • EPLY 107 • 11:00–12:15 AM • Fall 2019

 

Course Syllabus
Blueline Course Site
Typical Weekly Schedule A Pedagogical Philosophy Academic Resources

DeVoe, H. Thermodynamics and Chemistry:

The references to DeVoe in my course notes refer to the above version. The most recent version of this book is freely available here.

Lecture Schedule
Topics may be modified as the semester progresses.
Lecture notes and detailed problem set and exam solutions will be posted on the course Blueline site.
Week Monday Wednesday Friday
One 8/19/19
8/21/19
Course Introduction
Syllabus
8/23/19
1 The Ideal Gas Law and Other Equations of State
Two 8/26/19
The Ideal Gas Law and Other Equations of State, con't.
8/28/19
2 Isotherms of a Real Gas
8/30/19
3 Partial Derivatives and the Total Differential
Three 9/02/19
Labor Day
No lecture
9/04/19
Partial Derivatives and the Total Differential, con't.
9/06/19
4 Exact and Inexact Differentials
Four 9/09/19
Exam I
Lectures 1-3
9/11/19
Mass of the Holy Spirit
No lecture
9/13/19
5 The First Law of Thermodynamics
Five 9/16/19
6 Heat Capacity and Enthalpy
9/18/19
7 The General Problem of a Change of State
9/20/19
8 Adiabatic Processes
Six 9/23/19
9 The Second Law of Thermodynamics
9/25/19
The Second Law of Thermodynamics, con't.
9/27/19
The Second Law of Thermodynamics, con't.
Seven 9/30/19
10 The Thermodynamic Potentials
10/02/19
Exam II
Lectures 4-9
10/04/19
11 Generalized Work, Spontaneity, and Equilibrium
Eight 10/07/19
12 Phases in Pure Substances
10/09/19
Phases in Pure Substances, con't.
10/11/19
13 Partial Molar Volumes
Fall Break
 
Nine 10/21/19
14 The Chemical Potential and Ideal Mixtures
10/23/19
15 Ideal-Dilute Solutions
10/25/19
16 Activity Coefficients and Activities
Ten 10/28/19
Exam III
Lectures 10-15
10/30/19
17 Molar Quantities of Reaction
11/01/19
18 Reaction Spontaneity and Equilibrium
Eleven 11/04/19
19 The Thermodynamic Equilibrium Constant
11/06/19
20 The Kinetic Theory of Gases
11/08/19
21 The Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution
Twelve 11/11/19
The Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution, con't.
11/13/19
22 Collision Frequency and Mean Free Path
11/15/19
Exam IV
Lectures 16-21
Thirteen 11/18/19
23 The Rates of Chemical Reactions
11/20/19
24 The Arrhenius Equation
11/22/19
The Arrhenius Equation, con't.
Fourteen 11/25/19
25 Consecutive Elementary Reactions
11/27/19
Thanksgiving Break
No lecture
11/29/19
Thanksgiving Break
No lecture
Fifteen 12/02/19
26 Approximate Methods for Determining Rate Laws
12/04/19
27 The Lindemann Mechanism
12/06/19
28 The Michaelis-Menton Mechanism
Finals Week Final Exam: Lectures 22-28
Friday, 13 Dec 2019

8:00 – 9:40 AM
EPLY 107

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