Introduction to Physical Chemistry II

Introduction to Physical Chemistry II advances the foundational knowledge established in the first course, delving deeper into the principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. Designed at the level of general college physics and chemistry, this course expands on the essentials of physical chemistry by exploring energy and work, the laws of thermodynamics, and the microscopic behaviors of chemical systems. Students will engage with topics such as friction, drag, temperature, enthalpy, chemical potential, and the intricate details of chemical reactions and equilibria. Through a detailed examination of acids, bases, pH levels, titrations, and the properties of gases and solutions, the course offers a comprehensive understanding of the forces that drive chemical changes and the principles underlying the behavior of matter. This curriculum equips students with a deeper insight into the dynamic world of physical chemistry, preparing them for further exploration and application in this and related scientific fields.

Prerequisites: Strong high school algebra, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics. Calculus is not required. We will do some calculus but it is not neccessary to follow the main ideas

Books: Any standard General College Physics and General College Chemistry book will work well. You can get them used for under $10. I strongly suggest you get each of these books. The books along with this series will provide you with a much broader background than just this series alone.

Notes: My notes for this course can be found here: Introduction to Physical Chemistry II course notes.

Video Lectures: The YouTube playlist for this course is here: Introduction to Physical Chemistry II playlist.