Five College Consortium

Physical Chemistry

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Amherst College

The thermodynamic principles and the concepts of energy, entropy, and equilibrium introduced in CHEM 161 will be expanded. Statistical mechanics, which connects molecular properties to thermodynamics, will be introduced. Typical applications are non-ideal gases, phase transitions, heat engines and perpetual motion, phase equilibria in multicomponent systems, properties of solutions (including those containing electrolytes or macromolecules), and transport across biological membranes. Appropriate laboratory work is provided. Four hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week.

Requisite: CHEM 161, PHYS 116 or 123, and MATH 121. MATH 211 is recommended.  Spring semester.  Professor Young.

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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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You must take one section for each of the following coreqs : CHEM-361L

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Physical Chemistry
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Elizabeth Young

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

MERR 403