Chem 131C. Lec. 01. Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics: Syllabus, Homework, & Lectures. (English)

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UCI Chem 131C Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics (Spring 2012)
Lec 01. Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics -- Syllabus, Homework, & Lectures --
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Instructor: Reginald Penner, Ph.D.

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Description: In Chemistry 131C, students will study how to calculate macroscopic chemical properties of systems. This course will build on the microscopic understanding (Chemical Physics) to reinforce and expand your understanding of the basic thermo-chemistry concepts from General Chemistry (Physical Chemistry.) We then go on to study how chemical reaction rates are measured and calculated from molecular properties. Topics covered include: Energy, entropy, and the thermodynamic potentials; Chemical equilibrium; and Chemical kinetics.

Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics (Chem 131C) is part of OpenChem:
This video is part of a 27-lecture undergraduate-level course titled "Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics" taught at UC Irvine by Professor Reginald M. Penner.

Recorded on April 11, 2012.

Index of Topics:
00:20 - Introduction
00:32 - Curvature of the Conical Intersection Seam: An Approximate Second-Order Analysis
01:15 - Announcements
02:24 - Syllabus
13:50 - Lectures
15:58 - Results
17:41 - More Information about Lecture Format ("I use powerpoint...")
18:47 - Example of Lecture Format
19:23 - Each Week-Three Inputs (Lecture Format)
21:36 - What Are We Going to Learn This Quarter?
25:50 - What's in this Lecture?
25:58 - Quantum Mechanics is Discovered (Timeline)
26:20 - Pioneers in Quantum Mechanics (Timeline)
31:26 - James Clerk Maxwell
31:44 - Maxwell Invented Free Color Photography
31:57 - First color photograph Example
32:25 - Ludwig Boltzmann
33:11 - Boltzmann's Grave in Vienna
33:23 - Willard Gibbs:
35:05 - Grove Street Cemetery:
35:35 - Statistical Mechanics: Why do We Need it?
36:40 - Using Thermodynamics
37:15 - Statistical Mechanics Establishes this Connection
37:54 - The Free Energy of Ammonia
38:32 - "Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics" Book (by Leonard K. Nash)
39:32 - Books to Buy:
40:16 - ...Consider a Molecule Having Evenly Spaced Energy Levels
40:42 - We can approximate its state distribution as shown here:
40:54 - The quantum numbers of these evenly spaced (by hv...)
40:58 - imagine that you have a 3-dimensional array molecules...
42:06 - Now let's add three quanta of energy to these three molecules.
43:30 - Microstate
43:38 - Ten microstates in total:
43:42 - The 10 microstates exist in just three configurations.
44:46 - Examples of Notations (Example II)
45:08 - Examples of Configurations (I, II, III)
45:20 - Counting the Microstates Associated with Each Configuration
49:14 - Formula for Determining Total Number of Microstates

Required attribution: Penner, Reginald Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics 131C (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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