CH353 - Physical Chemistry I
Spring 2012, Unique 52135


Schedule

Week

Date

Topic

Chapter

Assignment

1 18 Jan. Introduction, ideal gases
16.1 Homework 1-2

20 Jan.
Paths; ideal gases
16.2

2 23 Jan. Real gases and compressibility
16.6


25 Jan. The first law
19.1-19.3


27 Jan.
The first law
19.5
Quiz 1
3 30 Jan. The first law
19.7-19.8, 19.4
Homework 3

1 Feb. Thermochemistry 19.9-19.12 Practice Exam 1

3 Feb.
EXAM 1

EXAM 1
4 6 Feb. Spontaneous change and the entropy state function
20.1-20.3
Homework 4

8 Feb. Total entropy change 20.4, 20.6-20.7


10 Feb.
Molar entropy 20.5, 20.9 EC 1
5 13 Feb. Molar entropy and microstates
21.1-21.5, 21.7, 21.9 Homework 5

15 Feb.
Free energy
22.1-22.2


17 Feb. Natural variables and the Maxwell Relations
22.3-22.5
Quiz 2
6 20 Feb.
NV & MR continued
22.6-22.7
Homework 6

22 Feb. Direction of spontaneous change
22
Practice Exam 2

24 Feb.
EXAM 2

EXAM 2
7 27 Feb. Physical equilibrium
23
Homework 7

29 Feb. Physical equilibrium 23


2 March
Physical equilibrium
23
Quiz 3
8 5 March. Mixtures and solutions
24.1-24.3
Homework 8

7 March. Mixtures and solutions
24.4
Practice Exam 3

9 March
EXAM 3

EXAM 3


SPRING BREAK: 12-16 March


9 19 March Mixtures and solutions 24.4, 24.6
Homework 9

21 March Composition diagrams
24.4


23 March
Composition diagrams cont. and nonideal solutions
24.5
EC 2
10 26 March
Chemical equilibrium 26.1-26.4
Homework 10

28 March
Varying reaction conditions
26.5-26.7


30 March
Statistical thermodynamics
17.2-17.3
Quiz 4
11 2 April
Statistical thermodynamics 17.7-17.8, 18.1-18.3
Homework 11

4 April
Statistical thermodynamics 17-18
Practice Exam 4

6 April
EXAM 4

EXAM 4
12 9 April Kinetic model of gases
27.1-27.4
Homework 12

11 April
M-B distribution and collisions
27.4-27.6


13 April
Rate laws 28.1-28.3
Quiz 5
13 16 April
Experimental methods, elementary reactions
28.2, 29.1
Homework 13

18 April
Detailed balance, SSA, and FE 29.2-29.5


20 April
SSA and FE continued
29.4-29.5
Quiz 6
14 23 April
Unimolecular and catalyzed reactions
29
Homework 14

25 April
Radical reactions, other examples
29


27 April
EXAM 5

EXAM 5
15 30 April
Transition state theory 28.7-28.8
Homework 15

2 May
Vibrational energy and the RRK model



4 May
Contour diagrams
30.10
Quiz 7




Practice Final Exam


Final Exam: Saturday, 12 May, 9:00 am, WEL 2.304.








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