25150 Physical Chemistry

Course Description

This is a one-semester course intended primarily for students in Biological Sciences, students in the B.A. degree program in Chemistry, and students from other departments interested in pursuing graduate studies in the health professions. The course focuses on thermodynamics and its application to chemical and biological systems. Emphasis is given towards attaining a good fundamental understanding of entropy and free energy. Topics include applications of thermodynamics to chemical and biochemical equilibria, electrochemistry, solutions, and chemical kinetics.

Learning Objective

  • On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • 1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the properties of gases, molecules in motion and the rates of chemical reactions.
  • 2. Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the three laws of thermodynamics.
  • 3. Understand and apply the concepts of chemical equilibrium and the response of chemical equilibrium to temperature and pressure.
  • 4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic reaction dynamics including transition
  • 5. State theory and reactive collisions on a potential energy surface.



Books for this Course

  • 1. Physical Chemistry for chemical & biological Science, Raymond chang
  • 2. Physical chemistry, Donail A.Quarrle

Times Offered

  • September
  • January