CH3511: Physical Chemistry Laboratory I: Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Fall 2021/Spring 2021/Fall 2021

Credits: 2.0

Description: This laboratory course is designed to enhance the principles taught in CH3510. This course will provide hands-on labs related to the following phenomena, including ideal and non-ideal gas laws, equations of state, phases and boundaries, the laws of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, mixtures, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Students will develop skills in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of experimental data through guided labs and written communication.
Purpose: To provide a hands-on and blended learning environment to apply physical chemistry to lab exercises and communicate science.

Learning Objectives:

After successfully completed this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain and apply the laws, theories, and models of thermodynamics and kinetics
  2. Effectively and safely use research-level equipment, instruments, and techniques
  3. Use mathematical techniques and critical thinking to solve chemical problems
  4. Analyze, evaluate, and interpret experimental results
  5. Successfully communicate results in written reports

CH1153: University Chemistry I Recitation

Fall 2019

Credits: 1.0

Description: Introduces the foundations of chemistry, including electronic structure of atoms and molecules, intermolecular forces, states of matter, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and acid-base chemistry. This course is designed to give you practice with problems and content in University Chemistry I using active learning. The course is designed to mirror content covered in the lecture. Problem solving session to support University Chemistry I – CH1150

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply chemical principles in the classroom and the lab.
  2. Observe, and understand, the role of chemistry in your daily living
  3. Develop your own personal study, learning, and time management skills
  4. Learn how to effectively work as a team so that all members learn chemistry

CH5665/MY5665: Surface and Interface Science for Chemical and Materials Analysis

(Surface and Interface Science)

Fall 2017/Spring 2020

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course covers the physical and chemical properties that govern surface science processes in addition to appropriate analysis techniques used to characterize and analyze interfaces and surface chemical reactions. This course will provide an overview of physical chemistry and materials science principles for understanding modern surface science. Included is an overview of the analysis techniques needed to understand surface chemistry, including vibrational spectroscopy, electron spectroscopy and atomic level microscopic techniques with lab demonstrations. The course will highlight the basics and analysis that have many applications for research in chemistry, materials science, and engineering.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand and measure physical and chemical processes on a surface
  2. Distinguish differences between surface science techniques and their respective capabilities
  3. Analyze and interpret example data from surface science demonstrations
  4. Recognize, review and critique surface science literature
  5. Design and propose a project and choose a surface science technique that would solve a proposed hypothesis.

CH5520: Chemical Kinetics

Fall 2016, 2018

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course covers an advanced study of chemical reaction rates, collision theory, enzyme kinetics, reaction dynamics,transition state theory, photochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, including methods of analysis and theory of rate processes.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand reaction rate theory of various processes
  2. Determine method of analysis for kinetic measurements
  3. Apply concepts and equations to various chemical scenarios
  4. Read and critique literature that demonstrations kinetic principles

CH3510 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics, Equilibrium and Kinetics

Spring 2016, 2017, 2019

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course covers ideal and non-ideal gas laws, the kinetic theory of gases, equations of state, liquid-vapor equilibrium, the laws of thermodynamics, solid-liquid-vapor equilibria, the chemical potential, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, the phase rule, phase diagrams and chemical kinetics.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Explain thermodynamic laws, theories and principles of macroscopic phenomena
  2. Relate measurable quantities to free energy values
  3. Apply and calculate partial derivatives to make relationships chemical variables
  4. Discuss and apply laws and principles to chemical applications
  5. Solve applied thermodynamic problems
  6. Relate fundamental physical chemistry to engineering

CH6590/4590 Special Topics: Surface Science and Spectroscopy

Fall 2015

Credits: 3.0

Description: This course will cover Surface Science techniques used to characterize and analyze interfaces and surface chemical reactions. Multiple surface science techniques are needed give a complete understanding of reactions on surfaces at the molecular level. These analysis techniques are operated in vacuum and near ambient conditions, including vibrational spectroscopy, electron spectroscopies, microscopies and thermal desorption techniques. This course will provide an overview and analysis tools for traditional and modern surface science techniques. The course will highlight the basics and analysis that have many applications for research in chemistry, materials science, engineering and environmental science.

Learning Objectives

  1. By the end of this course students will be able to:
  2. Distinguish differences between surface science techniques and their respective capabilities
  3. Analyze example data from surface science techniques
  4. Recognize, review and interpret surface science literature
  5. Design an experiment (or project) and choose a surface science technique that would solve a part of a proposed hypothesis

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