22-Dec-15. Grades are now available on a Sakai site. Log into Sakai with your NetID, find the 21:160:345 F15 site, and click on the PosEm menu item on the left. If you would like to view your final exam (the high grade was 93), stop by Dr. Huskey's office 10:15-11:00 on Dec 23 or Jan 04.

06-Oct-15. The course schedule (below) was adjusted to move exam-2 to to Monday, Nov 16.

21-Sep-15. The NY Academy of Sciences will be hosting a free online information session for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program tomorrow (Sep 22) from 3:00-5:00. If you are interested in watching the "webinar", registration is required. The registration link is near the top of this page.

20-Aug-15. The first lecture for 345 will be on Wednesday, September 2 at 10:00 in Smith 241. Note that the second lecture is on TUESDAY, September 8.


Wed SEP 02 Chapter 1: Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics and Equations of State
TUESEP 08 Chapter 1
Wed SEP 09 Chapter 1
Mon SEP 14 Chapter 2: First Law of Thermodynamics
Wed SEP 16 Chapter 2
Mon SEP 21 Chapter 2
Wed SEP 23 Chapter 3: Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
Mon SEP 28 Chapter 3
Wed SEP 30 Chapter 3
Mon OCT 05 Exam 1: Chapters 1-3
Wed OCT 07 Chapter 4: Fundamental Equations of Thermodynamics
Mon OCT 12 Chapter 4
Wed OCT 14 Chapter 5: Chemical Equilibrium
Mon OCT 19 Chapter 5
Wed OCT 21 Chapter 6: Phase Equilibrium
Mon OCT 26 Chapter 6
Wed OCT 28 Chapter 6
Mon NOV 02 Chapter 7: Electrochemical Equilibrium
Wed NOV 04 Chapter 7
Mon NOV 09 Chapter 7
Wed NOV 11 Review
Mon NOV 16 Exam 2: Chapters 4-7
Wed NOV 18 Chapter 17: Kinetic Theory of Gases
Mon NOV 23 Chapter 18: Experimental Kinetics and Gas Reactions
Wed NOV 25 No class (Friday schedule)
Mon NOV 30 Chapter 18
Wed DEC 02 Chapter 18
Mon DEC 07 Chapter 19: Sections 19.2 (Potential Energy Surfaces) and 19.4 (Transition State Theory) plus handout
Wed DEC 09 Chapter 19 and Review
Mon DEC 21 11:45 Comprehensive Final Exam

Text: Physical Chemistry, 4th ed. (2005), by Silbey, Alberty, and Bawendi. The RN Bookstore and NJ Books have the textbook bundled with the solutions manual.
Homework Problems (homework will not be collected)

Ch 1: 1,3,4,5,9,10,13,16,17,18,24,32,38
Ch 2: 2,4,7,10,11,13,17,19,21,26,31,42
Ch 3: 5,6,7,8,12,17,20,23
Ch 4: 1,9,10,12,13,15,23,26
Ch 5: 1,3,4,18,23,31,33
Ch 6: 2,4,5,11,18,20,21,28,30,34,36
Ch 7: 4,5,7,8,14,18
Ch 17: 8
Ch 18: 1,2,4,7,10,19,20,26,33,40,44,79
Ch 19: one problem on last page of handout

Dr. Huskey
Fall 2015 Office Hours (214 Olson Hall)

Friday 10:00 - 11:00 (Check the announcements section for occasional changes to this time).

Or by appointment (

The best way to contact Dr. Huskey is through email: . He rarely checks voice mail and he is often far from a phone.

Two 80-minute exams will count for 50% of the course grade, and a comprehensive final exam will count for the other 50% of the course grade. To avoid any need for make-up exams, the score on the final exam can be used to replace the lowest score of the 80-minute exams (or an 80-minute exam missed for any reason). Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale (scores are percentages of the maximum possible points): A (100-85), B+ (84-80), B (70-79), C+ (69-65), C (64-55), D (54-45), F (44-0).