Chemistry 131C - Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics

Professor: Reginald M. Penner

Chancellor's Professor, Chemistry

School of Physical Sciences

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Course Information

  • Prerequisites: Chemistry 131B
  • Available: Now
  • Format: Mixed Studio and Video Lecture
  • License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Lecture Topics:
    • Energy
    • Entropy
    • Chemical equilibrium
    • Thermodynamic potentials

Readings

Required Text: Quanta, Matter, and Change: A Molecular Approach to Physical Chemistry, Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula, Ronald Friedman.

Assignments

Suggested Homework # Read... Work Exercises or Problems...
#1
Chapter 13
Exercises: All "a's" ;
Problems: All odds. Not coincidently, these are the exercizes and problems for which the solution guide provides answers. For gosh sakes, have fun with these!
#2
Chapter 13
Now please do the rest of these concentrating on Exercizes after 13.10 and Problems after 13.7. ALSO, read pp. 484-488 in Chapt. 15 on Entropy and do 15.5 a,b.
#3
Chapter 13,14
Please read Chapt 14 - Sections 14.1 - 14.4. Do Exercizes: 14.1s - 14.11b and Problems 14.1 - 14.8.
#4
Chapter 14
Please read Chapt 14 in its entirety. Do Exercizes: 14.12a - 14.25b and Problems 14.9 - 14.21.
#5
Chapter 15
Please read Chapt 15, sections 15.1 - 15.3. Do Exercizes: 15.1a - 15.16b and Problems 15.1 - 15.10.
#6
Chapter 15
Please read Chapt 15, sections 15.3 onward. Do Exercizes: 15.17a - 15.33b and Problems 15.10 - 25.
#7
Chapters 16,17
Please read Chapt 16, sections 16.3 and 16.4 on the chemical potential are particularly important, and Chapter 17, sections 17.1 - 17.5 (up to electrochemistry). Do Exercises: 16.5a - 16.6b, and Exercises 17.1a - 17.14b (up to electrochemistry).
#8
Chapter 19
Please read Chapt 19. Do Exercises: 19.1a - 19.14b, and Problems 19.1 - 19.9.

#9
Chapters 19 and 21
Please read Chapt 21. Do Exercises: 19.15a and 19.15b, and Exercizes 21.2 - 21.4 and Problems 21.1 - 21.4.