This course provides a basic understanding of the core area of physical chemistry. Topics covered are electrolyte solutions, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, surface reactions and transport properties.

**1.**Students will be able to apply the basic concepts of calculus to concepts in physical chemistry.

**2.**Students will be able to understand and apply the principles of electrochemistry to conductance, voltaic, and electrolytic systems.

**3.**Students will be able to understand physical basis of Debye-Huckel theory.

**4.**Students will be able to evaluate activity and activity coefficients for non-ideal solutions.

**5.**Students will be able to list the methods for arriving at a plausible mechanism and/or rate law based on kinetic information.

**6.**Students will be able to apply the steady-state hypothesis to obtain rate equations.

**7.**Students will be able to explain the basic principles of photochemical, radiation-chemical and polymerization reactions.

**8.**Students will be able to understand the adsorption isotherms and apply it to heterogeneous reaction kinetics.

**9.**Students will be able to understand the transport properties for gases (viscosity, diffusion).

**10.**Students will be able to evaluate molar mass from sedimentation.