Spring 2020 - CHEM 360 D100
Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (3)
Class Number: 3513
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 23, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 251.
Elements of physical chemistry from the macroscopic point of view. Thermodynamics, and its applications to chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics and reaction rate theories. MBB 323 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 360. Quantitative.
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
General Course Description: Elements of physical chemistry from a macroscopic point of view. Thermodynamics, and its applications to chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics and reaction rate theories.
Weeks 1-4 The First Law of Thermodynamics
Definitions/Terminology. Work, Heat and Energy. The First Law. Expansion work. Heat and Enthalpy. State Functions and Exact Differentials. Heat Capacity. Joule-Thomson Coefficient. Adiabatic, Isothermal, Isobaric and Isochoric Processes. Thermochemistry, Enthalpy Changes. Temperature Dependence of Reaction Enthalpies. Hess's Law.
Weeks 5-8 The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Spontaneous Change. Entropy and Irreversible Change. Second Law of Thermodynamics. Third Law of Thermodynamics. Helmholtz and Gibbs Energies. Properties of the Gibbs Energy. The Chemical Potential. Spontaneity and Equilibrium. The Gibbs Energy Minimum, Response of Equilibria to Temperature and Pressure.
Weeks 8-13 Empirical Chemical Kinetics
Determination of Reaction Rates. Rate Laws, Determination of Order. Complex Reactions: Parallel and Opposing Reactions. Consecutive Reactions. The Steady-State Approximation. Chain and Radical Combination Reactions. Enzyme Kinetics. Branching Reactions, Explosions. Fast Reaction Techniques. Molecular Reaction Theories. Potential Energy Surfaces. Thermodynamic Formulation of TST.
- Problem Sets 30%
- Midterms 30%
- Final Exam 40%
Donald A. McQuarrie & John D. Simon. Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach. 1997. Publisher: University Science Books.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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