Courses Taught

030.102 Introductory Chemistry II
A treatment of chemical bonding and chemical kinetics at an intermediate level.
Credit 3 hours


030.204 Intermediate Chemistry
The topics covered include electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, nuclear chemistry, principles of quantum mechanics, chemical bonding, spectroscopy, and coordination chemistry.
Credit 3 hours

030.302 Physical Chemistry II
An introduction to quantum mechanics and its application to simple problems for which classical mechanics fails. Topics include the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, very approximate treatments of atoms and molecules, and the theoretical basis for spectroscopy.
Credit 3 hours

030.423 Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics
Statistical thermodynamics will be developed and applied to simple systems such as gases, crystals, metals, and thermal radiation. The molecular dynamics of gas-phase and condensed-phase reactions will also be explored.
Credit 3 hours

030.610 Chemical Kinetics
The molecular mechanism of elementary physical and chemical rate processes will be discussed. Topics such as elastic scattering, collisional vibrational and rotational energy transfer, chemically reactive collisions, and theories of kinetics will be covered. Pre- or co-requisite: one year of quantum mechanics.
Credit 3 hours