Course Materials for Chemistry 480B - Physical Chemistry

The second semester of Physical Chemistry (at the University of Arizona) usually covers an introduction to quantum mechanics (as applied to problems of chemical interest), an introduction to spectroscopy, and an introduction to statistical thermodynamics.

On this page we present only an elementary introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics.

This introduction consists of:

    An introduction to Partition Functions, and

    elementary Applications of partition functions.

Copyright 2001, W. R. Salzman
Permission is granted for individual, noncommercial use of this file.
Last updated 9 Jan 2001