Thermodynamics and Kinetics

This course in physical chemistry has as its focus thermodynamics and kinetics especially as related to chemical and engineering practices. Topics covered include kinetic molecular theory of gases, properties of ideal and real gases, transport phenomena, rate laws and reaction mechanisms, theories and measurement of reaction rate, the laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, spontaneity and equilibrium, systems of variable composition, phase equilibria, phase diagrams, real and ideal solutions, and properties of solutions. The laboratory is designed to develop skills necessary for independent research involving projects of a physical nature.

Three hours lecture, three hours lab