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Physical Chemistry 1

The first semester of a year-long sequence utilizing the mathematical approach in the study of chemistry. Topics include the first, second and third laws of thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of ideal and real solutions, and an introduction to solution- and gas-phase kinetics. The laboratory experiments involve the application of these concepts to calorimetry, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and CHEM 222 or CHEM 232, MATH 132, PHYS 122 or (with instructor’s consent) PHYS 112. Fall semester.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0