The course Physical Chemistry is a 200-level course in the Physics track. The main goal of this course is to connect the microscopic world - at the level of atoms and molecules - to the macroscopic world - in terms of liters of gas - and show that macroscopic quantities such as pressure, heat capacity and entropy are determined by microscopic quantum mechanical properties like energy quantization. This course will focus on the three main areas within the field of Physical Chemistry:
1. Quantum Chemistry (concerning the structures of molecules),
2. Thermodynamics (concerning the energetics of chemical reactions), and
3. Chemical Kinetics (concerning the rates of chemical reactions).
- Teacher: Leo Wit de