CHM 6502 (Chemistry II):  The Energetics of Chemical Change

Course Description: This course focuses on the nature of chemical reactions, and the forces that drive them.  These forces are explored by examining the flow of energy in reaction systems.  Through this exploration, participants learn why chemical reactions happen, under what conditions they happen, and how chemical equilibrium is achieved when energy flows stop.  Addresses the time scales involved in achieving chemical equilibrium, and how reaction rates are affected by changing temperature and the use of substances called catalysts.  Special emphasis placed on the role of chemical kinetics and equilibrium in the chemistry of life processes.  Participants will engage in classroom and laboratory activities drawn from inquiry-based instructional materials.

Dates:  Wednesdays April 24th*– June 26th (April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26) (3 Saturdays – April 13th, May 4th & May 18th). 
*Date Change: Was previously April 3rd, changed to April 24th.

Time:              4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. & Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Instructor:      Thomas Gilbert

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