Physical Chemistry

CHEM 370 Physical Chemistry I. Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Lecture topics include ideal and real gases, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, equilibria, properties of solutions, surface and colloid chemistry.

CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry II. A continuation of Chemistry 370. Lecture topics include quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular spectra, and chemical kinetics.

Links for lab:

Safety Data Sheets pressure gauges Macrogalleria (polymers)
J Phys Chem info for authors vacuum pumps Mg Molecular Weight
P-Chem Lab Reports Review site temperature measurement Mg Polymer Solutions
NIST Chemistry WebBook index of refraction Mg solution viscosity
Light and Color Reduction Potentials Mg PVA
NIST Computational Chem Comparison & Benchmark DataBase Avogadro MacMolPlt
Spectral Database for Organic Compounds Jmol tutorial GAMESS

Quantum Calculations Posters Fall 2022

Links for lecture:

370 371
deionized water PhET simulations: quantum
Debye-Hückel model Many Worlds hypothesis
surface of salt solutions What's That Stuff
Scientists probe underground
depths of Earth's carbon cycle
American Chemical Society
Climate Science Toolkit
The fate of carbon dioxide in water-rich
fluids under extreme conditions
"What We Know"
ion selective electrodes Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
Fuel-cell cars C&E News 1995 Chemistry Nobel (ozone)
X-ray diffraction NOAA ozone monitoring
LibreTexts Surface Science


Required texts:  Barrante, Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry, 3rd edition
Chang & Thoman, Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences
WebAssign for Chang, Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences

Texts on Reserve in Polk
Barrante, Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry (1st ed.)
          reviews chemical applications of graphing and calculus
Warren, The Physical Basis of Chemistry
          presents concepts with less mathematical detail 
Barrow, Physical Chemistry, 6th ed.
          good introduction to quantum
Atkins, Molecular Quantum Mechanics