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Last approved: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:34:36 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:34:36 GMT

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CH (Chemistry)
437
003339
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Physical Chemistry for Engineers
Phys Chem For Engr
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
4
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Recitation1
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Tatyana I Smirnova
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2525NoOver the past three years : Fall enrollments between 10-15, Spring enrollments between 30 and 35. Reported "Per Semester" is an average.
Recitation2515YesOne recitation section offered in the fall, two recitation sections offered in the spring.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: PY 208 and CHE 315 and MA 341
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14CHEBSChemical Engineering - BSElective
14MSEBSMaterials Science and Engineering - BSElective
15PSEBSPaper Science and Engineering - BSElective
Selected physiochemical principles including quantum theory, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and rates of chemical reactions. Credit may not be claimed for both CH 431 and CH 437.

Course revisions for CH 431 and CH 433 are being submitted concurrently with this action.  With the revisions in course material in those two courses, CH 437 now more closely resembles CH 431.  Given the similarities between the new CH 431 and CH 437, students should not be able to claim credit for both.


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.
 

No new resources will be needed as a result of this action.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Apply the basic principles of quantum mechanics to translational, rotational and vibrational motion in molecular systems.


2.  Analyze the role of anharmonicity in molecular systems.


3.  Analyze molecular spectra.


4.  Apply concepts of states and transitions to electronic, infrared and microwave spectra.


5.  Construct partition functions for simple molecular systems.


6.  Apply methods of statistical thermodynamics to describe thermodynamic behavior of gases, liquids and solids.


7.  Determine rate laws from experimental data.


8.  Derive rate laws for complex multi-step reactions.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams300Three exams at 100 points each.
Quizzes100Six 20 point quizzes will be given, with the best five scores counting toward the course grade.
Homework100Six assignments, totaling 100 points, will be given.
Final Exam200During final exam period
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See Syllabus

lamarcus (Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:44:08 GMT): lamarcus: Prerequisite commas clarified to reflect current catalog requirement coding.
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