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CHEM 5383-001 Fall 2016

Physical Chemistry I

MWF 11:00AM – 11:50, Hyer 102

Instructor: W. Horsthemke, FOSC 313

Last updated August 10, 2016

"A theory is the more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises is, the more different kinds of things it relates, and the more extended is its area of applicability. Therefore the deep impression which classical thermodynamics made upon me. It is the only physical theory of universal content concerning which I am convinced that, within the framework of the applicability of its basic concepts, it will never be overthrown."

Albert Einstein, Autobiographical Notes

Class Info

Office Hours
Wednesday & Friday 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Tuesdays before a test 10:30 – 11:30 AM & 2:00 – 3:00 PM, and by appointment. No office hours on test days.

Required textbook: (a) Students who will take two semesters of Physical Chemistry [CHEM 5383 and CHEM 5384] should purchase: P. Atkins and J. de Paula: Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Structure, and Change, 10th ed., (W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2014), ISBN: 9781429290197, and the Student Solutions Manual.

(b) Students who will take only the first semester Physical Chemistry [CHEM 5383] may purchase instead: P. Atkins and J. de Paula: Physical Chemistry, Volume 1, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, 10th ed., (W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2014), ISBN: 9781464124518, and the Student Solutions Manual.

You need a simple “scientific” calculator capable of doing logarithms and exponentials for the exams. All programmable or graphing calculators, portable computers, tablets, smart phones, or other electronic devices with memory capability (cameras, mp3 players, watches, etc.) are not permitted at your desk during exams. Sharing of calculators during exams is not permitted.

The course materials (syllabus, lecture slides, homework assignments, etc.) have been moved to Canvas