understand the fundamentals of classical thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, reaction kinetics, and statistical mechanics, including foundational principles, key mathematical relationships and derivations, at a deeper, more rigorous level than Chem 111H and 112.
be able to relate atomic/molecular properties and interactions to bulk properties and vice versa.
be able to interpret atomic and molecular spectra in terms of quantum mechanical models.
be able to describe the kinetics of chemical reactions in terms of molecular mechanisms and empirical rate laws.
be able to apply the laws of thermodynamics to physical and chemical processes.
be able to analyze and interpret experimental data to draw conclusions about chemical processes from a wide range of disciplines, including chemistry, biology, engineering and geology.
Develop and Use
be able to develop and use models, both conceptual and mathematical, of physical and chemical phenomena and understand the limitations of these models.