345 Physical Chemistry Syllabus 2009

345 Physical Chemistry Syllabus 2009 - CHEM 345 -...

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CHEM 345 - Comprehensive Syllabus Fall 2009 NOTE: This syllabus may be updated in Web-CT during the semester. 1. Professor’s name, office location, office telephone number, office hours, e-mail address . Instructor: Beatriz H. Cardelino, Ph.D. Office: Office: SC Room 376; Research Lab: SC 161 Telephone: (404) 270-5741 Office hours: M-W-F 10:00 – 12:00 noon E-mail: cardelino@spelman.edu 2. Title of Course, Department, and Course Number Title of Course: Physical Chemistry I Department: Chemistry Course Number: CHEM 345; Computer code 60387 Meeting Times: M-W-F 9:00-9:50 am 3. Description of the course, including any prerequisites : First semester of a two-semester sequence in physical chemistry covering chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, and quantum chemistry. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 232); Calculus II (MATH 232). Corequisite: Physics II (PHY 241). Lecture and discussion three hours per week. 4. Purpose/goals of the course: This course covers the fundamental aspects of Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Thermodynamics and Quantum Chemistry. The first two areas study macroscopic properties of molecules and chemical reactions, whereas quantum chemistry studies the microscopic properties of atoms and molecules. Statistical thermodynamics provides the connection between the microscopic and macroscopic properties, and will be covered in Physical Chemistry II. The goal of the first part of this course is to learn how to characterize systems as a function of temperature, pressure, density and other macroscopic properties. In the second section of the course the discussions will focus on the foundation of Quantum Chemistry and its description of atoms and molecules. 5. Course objectives written in behavioral terms: In this course you will become familiarized with the fundamental equations of Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics. You will learn how temperature, pressure, or species present, may affect the rate of chemical reactions; how different forms of energy transform and how the physical properties of systems can be changed. You will also learn about the techniques available for solving problems at the microscopic level, and you will understand the foundations of spectroscopy. 6.
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