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Chemistry 131C: Statistical Mechanics and Chemical Dynamics (Spring 2012, UC Irvine). Instructor: Professor Reginald Penner.

Statistical mechanics, chemical kinetics, and chemical dynamics are the main topics of this course. Development of the relationship between the quantum mechanical properties of individual molecules and the thermodynamic properties of macroscopic collections of molecules. Kinetic theory and transport processes. Rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions.

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  • Lecture 01 – Syllabus, Homework, & Lectures Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – The Boltzmann Distribution Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Energy and q (The Partition Function) Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Entropy Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – The Equipartition Theorem Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – The Rotational Partition Function Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Vibrational Partition Functions Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – The First Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – The First Law (review) & Adiabatic Processes Part II Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Jim Joule Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Midterm I Review Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Entropy and The Second Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – The Carnot Cycle Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – The Gibbs Energy Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Getting to Know The Gibbs Energy Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – The Chemical Potential Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Finding Equilibrium Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Equilibrium in Action Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Observational Chemical Kinetics Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – The Integrated Rate Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – The Steady State Approximation Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Midterm Exam Review Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Lindemann-Hinshelwood Part I Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Lindemann-Hinshelwood Part II Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Enzymes (Second & Final Attempt) Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Transition State Theory Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – The Final Exam Unlimited

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