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    Central Washington University
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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CHEM 580 - Advanced Physical Chemistry

A 3-credit lecture course including experimental and theoretical thermodynamics, advanced chemical kinetics, molecular dynamics, transition state theories, atomic and molecular spectra, nanotechnologies. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Prerequisite: CHEM 383.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles in experimental and theoretical thermodynamics.
  • Analyze complex mechanisms of chemical kinetics.
  • Explain the uni-, bi-, and/or tri-molecular reaction mechanisms on the microscopic level from the perspective of molecular dynamics.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of transition state theory and variational transitions state theory and apply these theories to analyze experimental kinetics data.
  • Analyze and interpret atomic and molecular spectra.
  • Discuss the underlying physical chemistry concepts in a selected area of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.
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