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CHM 3411

Physical Chemistry

Spring 2006

CATALOG DESCRIPTION CHEM 3411 Physical Chemistry I (4 semester hours) Fundamental properties of macroscopic physical and chemical systems are introduced and described in quantitative terms. A core of topics in thermodynamics (first, second, third law; chemical and phase equilibria) and chemical kinetics is supplemented with topics germane to the wide variety of students taking physical chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 2325 and 2225, and MATH 2421, or consent of instructor. (4-0) Y Instructor Dr. Steven O. Nielsen BE2.324, changing to BE2.516 steven.nielsen@utdallas.edu (972) 883-6531, changing to 6536 Lecture: MWF 8:00-9:15 BE3.102

OFFICE HOURS: OBJECTIVES •

Come by, or email to schedule an appointment.

Develop thermodynamics and kinetics from microscopic and macroscopic viewpoints. Note: this development is intended to allow the student to use statistical, kinetic, and thermodynamic arguments, stated in microscopic (molecular) terms or macroscopic (molar) terms in order to address physical chemistry problems.

Introduce computer use, where appropriate, as a powerful tool for understanding and using these concepts

TEXT(S)

Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, D. A. McQuarrie and J.D. Simon, (University Science Books, Inc.,). (required). Problems and Solutions to Accompany McQuarrie and Simon's Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Heather Cox (University Science Books, Inc.,). ISBN 0-935702-43-1, 955 pages, paper

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This manual is designed to complement McQuarrie and Simon's new Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach by providing a detailed solution for every one of the more than 1400 problems found in the text. The instructor neither recommends nor requires that students purchase this solutions manual. Other course materials may be recommended or required. COMPUTER USE Internet access is strongly recommended. Some of the course material will be available either on BlackBoard (http://utdbb2.utdallas.edu) or on my web page (http://www.utdallas.edu/~son051000). Use of standard computational programs will likely be required. GRADING The course grade will be based on three in-class term tests (20% each), homework (20%), and a final exam (20%). The instructor can adjust these weightings if improvement is shown during the course (i.e. a strong final exam).

DROP DEADLINES See Spring 2006 Academic Calendar. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY “The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission as one’s own work of material that is not one’s own. As a general rule, scholastic dishonesty involves one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion and/or falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary proceedings.”

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Chemistry 3411 Lecture Schedule Date M 1/09/06 Lecture Topic Introduction Ideal and non-ideal gases and fluids Ideal and non-ideal gases and fluids Ideal and non-ideal gases and fluids No class; Martin Luther King Day Boltzman Configuration and Partition Functions Boltzman Configuration and Partition Functions Boltzman Configuration and Partition Functions ATNC HWFG#1 Partition Functions and Ideal Gases Partition Functions and Ideal Gases Partition Functions and Ideal Gases First Law of Thermodynamics First Law of Thermodynamics First Law of Thermodynamics Term Test #1 Second Law of Thermodynamics Second Law of Thermodynamics Third Law of Thermodynamics Third Law of Thermodynamics Third Law of Thermodynamics (Nielsen away) Helmholtz and Gibbs Energies (Nielsen away) Helmholtz and Gibbs Energies 20 20 21 21 21 22 22
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Chemical Equilibrium Chemical Equilibrium Chemical Equilibrium Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Chemical Equilibrium Chemical Equilibrium Chemical Equilibrium Phase Equilibria Phase Equilibria Term Test #2 Kinetic Theory of Gases Kinetic Theory of Gases Kinetic Theory of Gases Chemical Kinetics I: Rate Laws Chemical Kinetics I: Rate Laws Chemical Kinetics I: Rate Laws Chemical Kinetics II: Reaction Mechanisms Chemical Kinetics II: Reaction Mechanisms Chemical Kinetics II: Reaction Mechanisms Term Test #3 Reaction Dynamics and/or Surface Chemistry

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