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Last approved: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:34:59 GMT

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CH (Chemistry)
431
003329
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chem I
College of Sciences
Chemistry (17CH)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Problem Session1
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Alex I. Smirnov
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3030Nonone
Problem Session3015Yesnone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: (CH 201 or CH 203) and MA 242 and (PY 203 or 208); Corequisite: MA 341
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17CHEMBSChemistry - BSRequired
17MARSCBS-17MARSCCHMMarine Sciences - BS - Chemistry ConcentrationRequired
17PHYSBSPhysics - BSElective
17PHYSBAPhysics - BAElective
17MATHBSMathematics - BSElective
17STBSStatistics - BSElective
17GEOLBSGeology - BSElective
17BIOSCBSBiological Sciences - BSElective
17ZOOBSZoology - BSElective
18PCCBS-18PCCACSPolymer and Color Chemistry - BS - American Chemical Society Certification ConcentrarionRequired
15PSEBSPaper Science and Engineering - BSElective
11BIOCHBSBiochemistry - BSElective
Development of the basic concepts of quantum mechanics and wavefunctions as applied to atomic structure, to the translational, rotational and vibrational motion in molecules, and to molecular spectroscopy. Development of partition functions as applied to thermodynamic properties of materials. Cannot get credit for both CH 431 and CH 437.

Some time ago the topics in CH 431, Physical Chemistry I, and CH 433, Physical Chemistry II, were rearranged such that those topics requiring a greater mathematics background would appear in Physical Chemistry II.  CH 431 now contains quantum theory, molecular spectroscopy and statistical thermodynamics, while CH 433 now contains classical thermodynamics and kinetics.    This action updates the catalog description and the student learning outcomes to reflect the current course material.  In addition, this action changes the frequency of the course offering, as the course will no longer be offered in the summer.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This course revision will require no additional resources.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Apply the basic principles of quantum mechanics to stationary states of microscopic systems


2.  Describe the atomic structure of hydrogenic atoms using quantum mechanics


3.  Develop a quantum mechanical model of translational, rotational and vibrational motion in molecular systems.


4.  Characterize the structure of molecules using data from microwave spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance methods.


5.  Construct partition functions for simple molecular systems.


6.  Apply methods of statistical thermodynamics to describe thermodynamic behavior of bulk materials.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams300 ptsThree exams at 100 points each.
Quizzes100 ptsSix quizzes given at 20 points each; the best five count toward the grade.
Homework100 ptsSix assignments which total to 100 points will be given during the semester.
Final Exam200 ptsGiven during final exam period.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabus for day-to-day schedule.

lamarcus (Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:51:02 GMT): lamarcus: Prerequisite wording clarified to reflect current catalog coding.
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