CHEM 361 Fall 2013 Physical Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics

This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics which serves as the basis for understanding atomic and molecular structure as well as spectroscopic methods. This leads to a discussion of chemical kinetics and molecular reaction dynamics in the gas phase and in solution.Computational chemistry methods are used to illustrate chemical concepts, to interpret experimental data, and to extend hypotheses. Applications of these principles are chosen from contemporary research fields, including polymer chemistry, biochemistry, photochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and solid and liquid state chemistry. Quantitative laboratory experiments and consultation with the scientific literature provide the background necessary for carrying out an independent theoretical or experimental project.
Class Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on class participation, problem sets, exams,laboratory work, and an independent project.
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Prerequisites: CHEM 155 or 256
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: MTSC Related Courses
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 1065
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER
CHEM361-01(F) LEC Phys Chem:Structure&Dynamics Division 3: Science and Mathematics John W. Thoman
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Chemistry 206 1065
CHEM361-02(F) LAB Phys Chem:Structure&Dynamics Division 3: Science and Mathematics John W. Thoman
TBA Cancelled 1066
CHEM361-03(F) LAB Phys Chem:Structure&Dynamics Division 3: Science and Mathematics John W. Thoman
W 1:00 PM-5:00 PM 1067
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