Teaching

Course Descriptions


General Chemistry

This is the first quarter of a one year (3 quarter) university course taught. Topics covered in the first quarter include atom and molecule concepts, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solution chemistry, thermochemical concepts, quantum theory of the atoms and molecules, chemical bonding concepts, periodic table and trends, and gas laws. On this site you will find my detailed lecture notes as well as other resources for the course.

Chemistry 1910H - Honors General Chemistry

This is the first semester of a one year university course taught. Topics covered in the first quarter include atom and molecule concepts, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solution chemistry, thermochemical concepts, quantum theory of the atoms and molecules, chemical bonding concepts, periodic table and trends, and gas laws.

Chemistry 4300 - Physical Chemistry - Quantum Mechanics, Kinetics

This is one semester of a one year university course on Physical Chemistry.

Chemistry 6120 - Data Acquisition, Statistical Analysis, and Data Processing in the Chemical Sciences

This is a graduate level chemistry course on data acquisition and analysis in chemistry. The topics covered in the course include statistical analysis of data, modeling of data, Fourier transform methods, and digital and analog acquisition of data.

Chemistry 7160 - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy is a central tool for practically all scientists interested in molecular structure, particularly in disordered condensed phases such as liquids and amorphous solids. The topics developed in this course include the quantum mechanical foundations of NMR, experimental aspects such as spectrometer design and operation, and the processing of experimental data, and the application of NMR to specific problems in chemistry.

Chemistry 221 - Analytical Chemistry

This is a one quarter class on Analytical Chemistry. Topics covered in this course include statistics, chemical equilibrium, activity, acid-Base equilibria, titrations, electrochemistry, spectrophotometry, and chromotagraphy.

Chemistry 520 - Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

This is the first quarter class on Physical Chemistry with emphasis on Life Sciences. The focus of the course is thermodynamics, with topics that include the first, second and third laws, heat capacity, enthalpy, gas laws, kinetic theory of gases, Gibbs and Helmholtz energies, non-electrolyte solutions, electrolyte solutions, chemical equilibrium, and (time permitting) electrochemistry.

Chemistry 521 - Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

This is the second quarter class on Physical Chemistry with emphasis on Life Sciences. Topics covered in this course include Acid-base equilibria, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics and chemical bonding, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, and condensed matter.