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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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CHEM 351 - Physical Chemistry I

Units: 3
Fundamental principles of kinetic molecular theory, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium, and chemical kinetics.

Prerequisites: CHEM 220, MATH 230, PHYS 136, all with grade C- or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: Students who have completed CHEM 3511 and CHEM 3512 will receive credit for CHEM 351.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. molecular theory and apply them to gas-phase equations of state;
  2. Model heat and work flow in chemical systems using the first law of thermodynamics;
  3. Utilize the second law of thermodynamics to predict spontaneity of chemical processes;
  4. Calculate third-law entropies from experimental data;
  5. Relate thermochemical properties to chemical systems at equilibrium;
  6. Synthesize and utilize quantitative descriptions of phase equilibrium;
  7. Model the time-dependence of the evolution of chemical systems using the tools of chemical kinetics.

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