May 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

CHEM 301: Chemical Energetics and Kinetics


(1 Unit)
Prerequisites: CHEM 206, CHEM 212 or CHEM 214 and MATH 141  or equivalent.
An exploration of the basic thermodynamic and kinetic principles that govern the outcome of all chemical reactions and physical processes. Primary emphasis is placed upon macroscopic chemical thermodynamics with applications to solutions, colligative properties and phase equilibria. Additional topics include kinetic molecular theory; the experimental basis for determining reaction rates, rate laws and rate constants; the relationship of rate laws to reaction mechanisms; and the effect of temperature change on the rate constant. Bieler, Lewis.