Physical Chemistry for Engineers

Physical Chemistry for Engineers
Quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, computational methods, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics and equilibria, states of matter, kinetic-molecular theory, kinetics.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCHEM 351 & MATH 302 & PHSCS 121; or CHEM 351 & MATH 314 & PHSCS 121
 RecommendedCh En 263.
 NoteFor chemical engineering majors and other interested students in fields of engineering and physical science.
 ProgramsContaining CHEM 467
Course Outcomes


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.