Physical chemistry is the study of the physical principles that underlie chemical phenomena. This subject thus provides the basis for understanding all areas of chemistry, as well as other scientific disciplines including biology and geology. Physical chemistry is comprised of four subjects: quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and kinetics.
|Otto Berg, Ph.D.||Lecturer|
|Kristi Closser, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor|
|Alam Hasson, Ph.D.||Professor|
|Krish Krishnan, Ph.D.||Professor|
The physical chemistry faculty are responsible for teaching the following department courses in physical chemistry as well as general chemistry courses.
|Course Number||Course Name|
|CHEM 108||Introductory Physical Chemistry|
|CHEM 110AB||Physical Chemistry|
|CHEM 111||Physical Chemistry Laboratory|
|CHEM 112||Biophysical Chemistry|
|CHEM 211||Chemical Thermodynamics|
|CHEM 215||Quantum Chemistry|
|CHEM 240T||Special Topics (including Atmospheric Chemistry and Biophysical Chemistry).|