Spring 2013

Physical Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-361

Formerly listed as: CHEM-43


Elizabeth R. Young (Section 01)


The thermodynamic principles and the concepts of energy, entropy, and equilibrium introduced in CHEM 161 will be expanded. Statistical mechanics, which connects molecular properties to thermodynamics, will be introduced. Typical applications are non-ideal gases, phase transitions, heat engines and perpetual motion, phase equilibria in multicomponent systems, properties of solutions (including those containing electrolytes or macromolecules), and transport across biological membranes. Appropriate laboratory work is provided. Four hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week.

Requisite: CHEM 161, PHYS 116 or 123, and MATH 121. MATH 211 is recommended.  Spring semester.  Professor Young.

CHEM 361 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MERR 403
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MERR 403


Section 01
W 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM MERR 419

Section 02
Th 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM MERR 419

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Molecular Thermodynamics Copyright © 1999 by University Science Books Donald A. McQuarrie and John D. Simon TBD


Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024