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Physical Chemistry II
PHYS CHEM II
CLASS CODE: CHEM 462 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Second semester of a course covering the fundamental concepts of physical chemistry. This course provides a theoretical and mathematical description of the physical behavior of chemical systems.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Kinetic-Molecular Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Group Theory, Atomic and Molecular Structure, Spectroscopy.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Use quantum mechanical and molecular symmetry principles to describe molecules.

Learn the origins of rotational, vibrational, electronic, magnetic resonance, and other spectra.

Use the dynamics of molecular collisions and the complexities of reaction mechanisms to describe the rates of chemical reactions.

Teach a physical chemical principle.
REQUIREMENTS: Typically 5 unit exams, 10 quizzes, and a final exam.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Chem 461 and Math 341 or Math 316.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002