CHEM 193 - Chemical Thermodynamics and KineticsSemester Hours: 3
In this course students develop an understanding of chemical and physical processes from the macroscopic point of view of thermodynamics and reconcile this perspective with the microscopic view provided by kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. Topics to be covered include the following: general properties of solutions, the Gibbs-Duhem equation, ideal solutions, phase equilibrium, Henry’s law, Raoult’s law, colligative properties, non-ideal solutions, activity and activity coefficients, electrolyte solutions, Debye-Hückel theory, conductivity, statistical thermodynamics, perfect crystals, the third law of thermodynamics, configurational entropy, chemical kinetics, differential and integrated rate laws, reaction mechanisms, steady-state approximation, transport properties, molecular flux, reactions in solution, Langevin equation, cage effect, diffusion-controlled reaction rates, collision theory, and transition state theory.
CHEM 145 . May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.
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