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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

CHM 38300 - Physical Chemistry

Kinetic theory of gases, gas equations of state, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. Classical thermodynamics including the first, second, and third laws, spontaneity, chemical potential, phase equilibria. Introduction to quantum mechanics: postulates of quantum theory, linear operators, Heisenberg indeterminary principle, Pauli principle, orbital and spin angular momentum. Simple quantum systems such as particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom. Symmetry. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy.

Preparation for Course
P: CHM 11600, MA 26100, and PHYS 25100.

Cr. 4.