Fall 2020 - CHEM 460 D100

Advanced Physical Chemistry (3)

Class Number: 3635

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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:

Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Instruction:


3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: Synchronous
Tutorial: Synchronous

Description:

Energy distributions and elementary statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, transport processes, surface chemistry, properties of ionic solutions.

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%

NOTES:

Online Exam Invigilation: Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Technology Requirements: Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online courses.

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).