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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 321 - Survey of Physical Chemistry

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | 
Course can be counted for credit once

Physical chemistry is concerned with the principles of physics which underlie the structure and behavior of matter. It provides the mathematical foundation for all of chemistry, and so is mathematical rather than descriptive in nature. As such a fair amount of mathematical background is required to understand physical chemistry. This course provides a one-semester overview of the subject leaving out the complex mathematical derivations which usually accompany the one-year course. The major areas of physical chemistry will all be discussed at length-thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy.

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