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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH 343 - Physical Chemistry I

4.00 credits.
An investigation of the physical basis of chemistry, treating molecular properties, bulk properties, and chemical reactions by applying the laws of physics. The fundamentals of quantum mechanics are introduced and applied to atoms, molecules, and their interactions. Basic spectroscopy is covered from this perspective. Bulk level systems are treated with classical thermodynamics leading up to the treatment of chemical equilibrium. An introduction to chemical kinetics is given. The laboratory portion will illustrate these principles with experimental work.   *Prerequisite(s): PHY 201 , MA 121 , and CH 214 . *Corequisite(s): CH 343L. Hours: lecture 3, laboratory 3. Fall semester.