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Topics presented in this course are reaction mechanisms, modern synthetic methodology, and the application of molecular modelling computational methods to organic chemistry. The laboratory work includes syntheses illustrative of special techniques, experiments concerned with the determination of reaction mechanisms, use of molecular modelling and molecular orbital computational programs, and research simulation.
Two lectures and two 3-hour labs per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 221 Physical Chemistry I, Thermodynamics and Kinetics. MATH 106 Calculus II strongly recommended.
An introduction to physical chemistry consisting of fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics, chemical and physical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics presented using a calculus-based mathematical treatment.
Three lectures per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122 Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry and MATH 105 Calculus I.
A continuation of Mathematics 105. Topics studied include integration techniques and applications, differential equations, numerical approximations, sequences and series, and vectors. Assignments are given that help build proficiency in the use of a computer algebra system.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department or grade of "C" or better in MATH 105 Calculus I.
(Normally offered each semester.)