Courses: Physical Chemistry I: The Physical Basis of Chemistry and Biology (CHEMH304A01)
Three lectures. A quantitative approach to the description and prediction of behavior in chemical systems. Topics to be covered include: introductory quantum mechanics and energy in molecules, statistical mechanics and energy partitioning, thermodynamics of molecules and larger systems, physical and chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. Systems of interest range from single molecules to complicated condensed-phase macromolecular assemblies; specific experimental examples of single-molecule observation, phase changes in lipids and liquid crystals, and observations of protein folding will be discussed in the context of the course material.
Prerequisites: one semester of Math 114/115/116, Math 121 or 216 is highly recommended.
Fulfills: NA QU II
Haverford, Shrp 412