Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics

An introduction to statistical ensembles of closed and open systems, and their use to compute thermodynamic properties from microscopic information. Topics include: classical and quantum statistics, partition functions, and their use in the calculation of thermodynamic properties of gases and solids. The course also covers the application of statistical mechanics in reaction-rate theory of chemical reactions. Students may not retain credit for both CHMI 4537 & 4576. PREREQ: CHMI 3536/7 or department?s permission. (lec 3) cr 3

Chemistry & Biochemistry