CHEM 450 - CHEM PHYS CONDENSED&BIO MATTER
Long Title: CHEMICAL PHYSICS OF CONDENSED AND BIOLOGICAL MATTER
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: The principles underlying the structure and dynamics of condensed phase and biological matter. Both experimental phenomenology and theoretical approaches will be used. Starting with a review of intermolecular forces, the course will describe the structure and thermodynamics of clusters, crystalline solids, metals, liquids, glasses and biomolecules. A unified picture of reactions and classical and quantum phase transitions in condensed matter will be presented. The energy landscape theory of the dynamics of glasses and protein folding will also be covered. Recommended Prerequisite(s): CHEM 420 and CHEM 430.