Fall 2019 - CHEM 460 D100

Advanced Physical Chemistry (3)

Class Number: 7873

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    SECB 1013, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 5, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 251; CHEM 260 and 360, or PHYS 285 and 344, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, transport properties, intermolecular forces, electrical properties of molecules, properties of ionic solutions, Debye-Huckel theory, electrochemistry. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Energy distributions and elementary statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, transport processes, surface chemistry, properties of ionic solutions.
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 0 lab hours.

Topics:
Probabilistic foundations of statistical thermodynamics, partition functions, thermodynamic functions, Maxwell distribution, ideal gas, real gases, chemical equilibrium, diffusion, thermal conduction, viscosity, structure of liquids, Debye-Huckel theory, monatomic crystals, Langmuir adsorption theory.

Grading

  • Midterm 25%
  • Problem Sets 35%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

D. A. McQuarrie. Statistical Mechanics. 2000. Publisher: University Science Books.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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