CHE 361 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

A study of kinetics, reaction dynamics, chemical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Topics include the kinetic theory of gases, rate laws, reaction rate theory, factors affecting reaction rates, catalysis, the laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, phase behavior, chemical equilibrium, the development of the partition function, the Boltzmann distribution law, and the significance of statistical behavior in molecular systems.




CHE 132 or CHE 135, MAT 171, and PHY 110 or PHY 210. Laboratory work is required.