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123.201 Chemical Energetics (15 credits)
IMPORTANT NOTE:There have been changes to this course for 2022. For 2021 enrolments please check the individual offering description below to confirm details for:
Molecular processes are inherently random and yet we can meaningfully predict the yield or the rate of a chemical reaction. In this course we discover that this apparent paradox is explained by the idea that although single molecules behave randomly, large numbers of molecules and atoms do behave in a predictable manner. We develop the principles of thermodynamics and kinetics from this idea and apply these principles to physical, chemical, biochemical and industrial processes. The lab course focuses on broadly applicable skills in measurement, analysing and presenting physical chemistry data, understanding sources of uncertainty in physical measurements and written communication skills.
One of (123.102, 123.105, 124.104 or 123.172) and one of (160.101, 160.102, 160.105, 160.132 or 160.133)
General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level.
* Due to recent changes you should carefully check this offering to confirm details before you enrol.
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