CHM-411 : Physical Chemistry I

A study of the most fundamental aspects of chemistry. The first semester focuses on quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics include the Schrodinger equation, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The second semester focuses on thermodynamics and kinetics. Topics include the properties of gases, partition functions, the laws of thermodynamics, the Maxwell relations, equilibria, and molecular dynamics. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation weekly. 3 credits each PREREQUISITES: CHM 212, PCS 222, AND MAT 200 OR MAT 260. PRE- OR COREQUISITE: MAT 201 OR MAT 360. RECOMMENDED PRE- OR COREQUISITE: MAT 331. CHM 411 IS A PREREQUISITE FOR CHM 412.