Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog
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CHEM 320 - Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

3 Credits
An introduction to thermodynamics, including the following topics:

  1. Kinetic theory, ideal and real gases, and equations of state
  2. Work, heat and energy: the first law of thermodynamics
  3. Entropy, the second law of thermodynamics, and fundamental thermodynamic relationships for closed systems (including a discussion of the criteria for spontaneity and equilibrium)
  4. An introduction to statistical thermodynamics

Three hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 176 - Fundamental Chemical Principles II , PHYS 140 - Introductory Physics II  and MATH 170 - Calculus I  

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