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CHEM 420. Physical Chemistry 1

Credits: 4
Department: Chemistry
Description: Application of fundamental laws and theoretical principles to real and ideal gases, thermodynamics, systems of variable composition, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium, the phase rule, solutions, colligative properties, condensed phase equilibria, and nonideal systems.
Prerequisites: CHEM 350 (C- or better), MATH 212 or MATH 222, PHYS 232 or PHYS 235
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret and demonstrate thermodynamics and physical chemistry concepts.
2. Identify parallel concepts of physical chemistry that will assist in mastering the material of physical chemistry.
3. Critically expand upon problem-solving skills, including critical reading and critical thinking.
4. Enhance your ability to identify, formulate, and problem solve thermodynamic and physical chemistry related problems.
5. Employ the proper technique to solve a problem and/or identify the formula appropriate for the problem.
6. Derive, determine, and calculate the correct answer using of algebra complexities or unit conversions.
7. Illustrate and negotiate working in groups successfully.
8. Successfully summarize and communicate the results of your work in written and oral assignments.
9. Improve upon students' self-confidence and self-reliance.

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