Chemistry 142: Introduction to Physical Chemistry

 

Fall 2014

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri  8:00 – 8:50 AM

3013 Mendocino Hall

 

Benjamin Gherman

Office Hours: Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

(and by appointment, made 24 hrs ahead)

E-mail: ghermanb@csus.edu

Office: Sequoia Hall 416-C

 

 

Announcements

Ψ        6/12/14: The textbook for the course is “Elements of Physical Chemistry” 6th edition, by Atkins and de Paula (ISBN #1-4292-8732-2) and is required.  The accompanying “CourseSmart eBook” solutions manual (ISBN #1-4641-0710-6) is recommended. 

Ψ        6/12/14: A tentative version of the syllabus has now been posted.

 

 

Course Information

Ψ        Syllabus (click here for PDF version)

Ψ        Lecture Schedule

Ψ        Powerpoint content from lectures, listed by day.

 

   

 

Supplementary Course Material

Topic

Internet Link(s)

reversible adiabatic processes

*      http://www.chem.zju.edu.cn/~lihaoran/kejian/5_60_l06_s05.pdf  (page 1)

*      additional example problem

Carnot cycle

*      http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/CarnotEngine.htm

*      http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/carnot.htm

*      http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/carnot.html

ΔG° at T2 from ΔG° at T1 – derivation

*      formula derivation

binary solutions

*      http://depts.washington.edu/chemcrs/bulkdisk/chem456A_win04/info_Thermo_Chptr_9.pdf

(slides 1, 5-10, and 14-15 only)

general acid-base catalysis

*      example general base reaction mechanism

Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics

*      The Original Michaelis Constant: Translation of the 1913 Michaelis-Menten Paper

isotope separation via gaseous effusion

*      http://www.chemcases.com/nuclear/nc-07.html

harmonic oscillator

*      additional example problem

Raman spectroscopy

*      http://www.lasalle.edu/~prushan/vibrational%20spectrum%20of%20halomethanes.pdf

 

 

 

 

Homework Assignments

(solutions to non textbook problems are posted here)

 

Ψ        Homework 1 (assignment – PDF) – due Wednesday, 9/10/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 2 (assignment – PDF) – due Wednesday, 9/17/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 3 (assignment – PDF) – due Monday, 9/22/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 4 (assignment – PDF) – due Friday, 9/26/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 5 (assignment – PDF) – due Wednesday, 10/8/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 6 (assignment – PDF) – due Wednesday, 10/15/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 7 (assignment – PDF) – due Wednesday, 10/22/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 8 (assignment – PDF) – due Wednesday, 11/5/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 9 (assignment – PDF) – due Thursday, 11/13/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 10 (assignment – PDF) – due Wednesday, 11/26/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 11 (assignment – PDF) – due Friday, 12/5/14; solutions - PDF

Ψ        Homework 12 (assignment – PDF) – due Friday, 12/12/14; solutions - PDF

 

 

Quizzes

Ψ        Quiz 1 – Monday, 9/8/14        (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 2 – Monday, 9/15/14      (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 3 – Monday, 9/22/14      (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 4 – Monday, 10/6/14      (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 5 – Monday, 10/13/14    (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 6 – Monday, 10/20/14    (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 7 – Friday, 10/31/14       (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 8 – Friday, 11/7/14         (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 9 – Friday, 11/21/14       (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ψ        Quiz 10 – Wednesday 12/3/14           (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

 

 Exams

Ψ        Exam 1 – Monday, 9/29/14    (exam – PDF, solutions – PDF)

o       topic checklist

o       cover page (constants & equations)

o       review problems and solutions

Ψ        Exam 2 –  Friday, 10/24/14    (exam – PDF, solutions – PDF)

o       topic checklist

o       cover page (constants & equations)

o       review problems and solutions

Ψ        Exam 3 –  Monday, 11/17/14 (exam – PDF, solutions – PDF)

o       topic checklist

o       cover page (constants & equations)

o       review problems and solutions

Ψ        Exam 4 –  Monday 12/8/14    (exam – PDF, solutions – PDF)

o       topic checklist

o       cover page (constants & equations)

o       review problems and solutions

Ψ        Final Exam  - Monday, 12/15/14  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

o       topic checklist

o       cover page (constants & equations)