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Division of Physical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Courses in Physical Chemistry

Undergraduate Courses

CHEM 418 Principles of Physical Chemistry with Applications to Biochemistry and the Life Sciences I         3

Principles of physical chemistry with a focus on thermodynamics and molecular transport; the course emphasizes biochemical thermodynamics, biochemical equilibria, electrolyte solutions, biological oxidation-reduction reactions, membranes and transport, sedimentation equilibria, surface tensions.  The course is designed for BIOC majors.

PREREQ:  General chemistry;  MATH 241; PHYS 202 or PHYS 207.

RESTRICTIONS:  Not acceptable for the B.S. degree in chemistry.  CHEM 418 and CHEM 443 cannot both be counted toward graduation.

 

CHEM 419 Principles of Physical Chemistry with Applications to Biochemistry and the Life Sciences II       3

Principles of physical chemistry with a focus on chemical and enzyme kinetics; introduction to quantum mechanics and spectroscopy.  The course emphasizes applications in biochemistry and the life sciences.  The course is designed of BIOC majors.

PREREQ:  CHEM 418.

RESTRICTIONS:  Not acceptable for the B.S. degree in chemistry.  CHEM 419 and CHEM 444 cannot both be counted toward graduation.

 

CHEM 443 Physical Chemistry I       3

Application of the principles and methods of physics and mathematics to the quantitative study of chemistry, principally focusing on thermodynamics.

PREREQ:  CHEM 120, or CHEM 220 and CHEM 221; MATH 242 (MATH 243 recommended); PHYS 208 (recommended) or PHYS 202.

RESTRICTIONS:  CHEM 418 and CHEM 443 cannot both be counted toward graduation.

 

CHEM 444 Physical Chemistry II       3

Application of the principles and methods of physics and mathematics to the quantitative study of chemistry, focusing on kinetics and quantum mechanics.

PREREQ:  CHEM 120, or CHEM 220 and CHEM 221; MATH 242 (MATH 243 recommended); PHYS 208 (recommended) or PHYS 202.

RESTRICTIONS:  CHEM 419 and CHEM 444 cannot both be counted toward graduation.

 

CHEM 445  Physical Chemistry Laboratory I         1

Physical methods for studying properties of matter.

PREREQ:  CHEM 120, or CHEM 220 and CHEM 221.

COREQ:   To be taken concurrently with, or subsequent to, CHEM 443 or CHEM 418 or CHEG 231.

 

CHEM 446  Physical Chemistry Laboratory II       1

Physical methods for studying properties of matter.

PREREQ:  CHEM 120, or CHEM 220 and CHEM 221.

COREQ:  To be taken concurrently with, or subsequent to, CHEM 444 or CHEM 419.

Advanced Courses

 

CHEM 671 Quantum Chemistry                  3

Basic principles of quantum theory and methods including wave mechanics of simple systems, angular momentum and the hydrogen atom, and approximate methods applied to atomic and molecular systems.

PREREQ:  CHEM 444.

 

CHEM 672  Advanced Quantum Chemistry           3

Applications of quantum theory to predictions of molecular structure, energetics, spectra and reactivity; principles of spectroscopy and the interaction of light with molecules; other topics at the instructor’s discretion.

PREREQ:  CHEM 671.

 

CHEM 674  Chemical Dynamics                  3

Experimental methods in chemical kinetics, rate laws and mechanisms, statistical and dynamical theories of reaction rates, and applications of the principles and techniques of kinetics to a variety of systems.

PREREQ:  CHEM 444.

 

CHEM 677  Chemical Thermodynamics      3

The elements of classical and statistical thermodynamics and their application to chemical problems.

PREREQ:  CHEM 443.

 

CHEM 678  Surface Structure and Properties    3

 

CHEM 679  Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy    3

 

CHEM 865  Seminar             0

 

CHEM 874  Special Topics in Physical Chemistry  1-3

RESTRICTIONS: Special permission of instructor.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

 

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