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Gary G. Hoffman
A. C. Baugher Professor of Chemistry

 

Manuals for programs used in these courses.
Programs are available to help with the mathematical work in Ch 343-344 and Ch 353-354.  Manuals for some of these programs can be accessed through the links below.

WebMO User's Guide

Gaussian User's Manual

Electronic structure calculations are generally performed on the departmentís cluster computer, parcore.You can connect to the WebMO server on this computer at:

http://parcore.etown.edu/~webmo/cgi-bin/webmo/login.cgi

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Ch 101  General Chemistry: Practical Principles
4 credits. (Natural and Physical Sciences Core Course) An introduction to the study of the material world from a phenomenological, measurable and observable viewpoint.  Topics include elements and compounds, weight relationships, states of matter, solutions, descriptive reactivity, reaction energetics, solution equilibria and organic and biochemical structure and nomenclature.  Hours: lecture 3, laboratory 3.  Prerequisite: High school algebra.  Spring semester.

Spring, 2010 Semester

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Ch 105  Fundamentals of Chemistry: Introduction to Molecular Science
4 credits. (Natural and Physical Sciences Core Course) An introduction to the study of the material world from a conceptual, model-building viewpoint.  Topics include: elements and compounds, atomic composition and electronic structure, bonding and molecular structure, physical properties, thermodynamics and reaction kinetics.  Hours: lecture 3, laboratory 3.  Prerequisites: High school chemistry and algebra.  Spring semester.

Fall, 2016 Semester

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Ch 291-2  Independent Research in Chemistry
1-3 credits. An independent experimental or theoretical investigation under the close supervision of a faculty member and designed specifically for students who are too early in their course work to begin CH 491, CH 496, or CH 471. *Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Register by Instructor.

Spring, 2017 Semester

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Ch 343  Atoms and Molecules
4 credits. An investigation of the fundamental structure of atoms and molecules and their interactions. The basics of quantum mechanics are presented and applied to the systems of interest. Chemical properties are interpreted from the molecular level. Specific application is made to spectroscopy.Prerequisites: Physics 201, Mathematics 122.  Fall semester.

Fall, 2016 Semester

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Ch 344  Physical Chemistry of Matter
3 credits.Molecules are brought together to form matter. Building upon the quantum description of the previous course, statistical mechanics is applied leading to the formalism of thermodynamics. This is then extended to the treatment of electrochemistry. The course also covers chemical kinetics from a fundamental perspective. Hours: lecture 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 343. Spring semester

Spring, 2017 Semester

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Ch 344L Physical Chemistry of Matter Laboratory
1 credit.  Techniques used in theoretical and experimental investigations in Physical Chemistry. Hours: laboratory 3. Corequisite:Chemistry 344.

Spring, 2017 Semester

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Ch 455  Integrated Chemistry Laboratory
4 credits. Investigation of a research problem requiring integration and application of knowledge and techniques from several different areas of chemistry. The course is taught jointly by all members of the department. *Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of instructor. Hours: laboratory 3.

Fall, 2014 Semester

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Ch 491-2 Research in Chemistry
1-4 credits. An original experiment or theoretical investigation under the close supervision of a faculty member. Experimental design and a written report are required. Signature Learning Experience: Supervised Research. Register by Instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.

Fall, 2015 Semester

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