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  Chemistry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chemistry (derived from the Arabic word kimia, alchemy, where al is Arabic for the) is the science of matter that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of substances and with the transformations that they undergo.
Inorganic chemistry is the study of the properties and reactions of inorganic compounds.
Organic chemistry is the study of the structure, properties, composition, mechanisms, and reactions of organic compounds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chemistry   (2230 words)

 Encyclopedia: Physical chemistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical Chemistry is the combined science of physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics which functions to provide molecular-level interpretations of observed macroscopic phenomena.
Surface chemistry is the study of chemical phenomena that occur at the interface of two phases, usually between a gas and a solid or between a liquid and a solid.
Inorganic chemistry is the branch of chemistry concerned with the properties and reactions of inorganic compounds.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Physical-chemistry   (1914 words)

 Chemistry.org: Science that Matters - brought to you by the American Chemical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical chemists' discoveries are based on understanding chemical properties and describing the behavior of molecular and condensed matter using theoretical constructs and mathematical computations.
Physical chemists work in a variety of different industries, but their common goal is to discover, test, and understand the fundamental physical characteristics of a material-be it solid, liquid, or gas.
Because training in physical chemistry provides a strong understanding of the dominant structural and dynamical merits of real materials, many physical chemists are redirecting their skills into applications research and interdisciplinary fields such as materials science.
www.chemistry.org /portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=vc2\3wk\wk3_phychem.html   (2684 words)

 Physical chemistry: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical chemistry is the study of the physical basis of chemical (Produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules) systems and processes.
Modern physical chemistry is firmly grounded upon physics (The science of matter and energy and their interactions).
Physical chemistry is also fundamental to modern materials science (additional info and facts about materials science).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/ph/physical_chemistry.htm   (427 words)

 Physical Chemistry Courses
It satisfies the first half of the requirement for physical chemistry lecture for either a chemistry or a biochemistry major, and is also required for chemical engineers.
This is the physical chemistry lab course required for a chemistry major.
Modern concepts of physical organic chemistry and their use in interpreting data in terms of mechanisms of organic reactions and reactivities of organic compounds.
www.colorado.edu /Chemistry/courses/physical/physical.html   (734 words)

 Physical Chemistry
Chemistry was the study of those changes that involved alterations in molecular structure.
It was in 1840 that the worlds of physics and chemistry met and began to fuse in the work of a Swiss-Russian chemist, Germain Henri Hess (1802-1850).
Nor did the new study of physical chemistry connect chemical reactions with heat alone; it was rather with energy generally.
www.3rd1000.com /history/physical.htm   (5629 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: physical chemistry @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY [physical chemistry] branch of science that combines the principles and methods of physics and chemistry.
There are three principal approaches in physical chemistry: thermodynamics, involving large numbers of molecules in equilibrium; kinetics, involving chemical changes with time; and molecular structure, involving the electronic and atomic arrangements that follow from the quantum theory.
The latter approach is primarily theoretical and provides an understanding of the chemical bonds which are responsible for the structure of all materials.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:physchem&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (221 words)

 Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical chemistry is the application of the principles and methods of physics and math to chemistry.
Physical chemistry can also be regarded as the study of the physical principles underlying chemistry.
Physical chemistry requires that calculus be used as a tool just as algebra has been used as a tool in previous courses.
www.chem.arizona.edu /~salzmanr/480a/480ants/intro/intro.html   (361 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Elements of Physical Chemistry: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The new edition of Elements of Physical Chemistry is the perfect resource for smoothing the path to a clear and thorough understanding of this vital branch of chemistry.
Chemistry is the perfect text for opening up this fascinating subject to more students than ever before Supplementary resources The companion web site will contain illustrations from book and 'Living Graphs', which give students the ability to alter parameters displayed in the graph and follow the consequences.
With its emphasis on the physical principles, conveyed through lucid explanations and careful exposition of the essential mathematical concepts, and enhanced by enriched pedagogy and a new two-colour text design, "Elements of Physical Chemistry" is the perfect text for opening up this fascinating subject to more students than ever before Supplementary resources.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0199271836   (622 words)

 Physical Chemistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical Chemistry is the sub-discipline of science that seeks to explain and interpret chemical phenomena.
Physical chemists are often classified as working in one of two categories.
The physical chemistry course at Stetson University is designed to explore the three major paradigms of chemical understanding, namely thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and chemical dynamics.
www.stetson.edu /artsci/chemistry/physical.html   (236 words)

 Physical Chemistry Courses @ Dartmouth
Chemistry 61 may not be selected in conjunction with either Chemistry 71 or Chemistry 72.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 6 (or 10) and Physics 13 (or 15, or Physics 3 and 4) and Mathematics 8, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 6 (or 10) and Physics 13 (or 15, or Physics 3 and 4) and Mathematics 13, or permission of the instructor.
www.dartmouth.edu /~pchem/courses.html   (518 words)

 Physical Chemistry
Both of the courses that introduce the two physical chemistry sequences, Chemistry 61 and Chemistry 71, have specific prerequisite courses that are given in the course descriptions elsewhere in this web site.
These prerequisites have been carefully chosen to provide the mathematical and chemical background that will be used throughout all physical chemistry courses, and if you have not taken them, you must discuss your background with the course instructor in order to secure her or his permission to enroll.
The goal of physical chemistry is a quantitative description of chemical and physical phenomena.
www.dartmouth.edu /~pchem/know.html   (578 words)

 Physical Chemistry at MSU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical Chemistry is concerned with the structure and dynamics of atoms and molecules and, in particular, with the development of quantitative descriptions for processes which occur at the submicroscopic level.
Typical of the kinds of questions which physical chemists address are the arrangement of electrons in chemical bonds, the rate at which molecules rotate, the position and rate of attainment of equilibrium in mixtures of different chemical species, and the three dimensional structure of enzyme molecules.
One of the most rewarding aspects of physical chemistry is that the approach used to answer these types of questions is general and can be applied to a wide variety of chemical systems.
www.cem.msu.edu /~pchem   (276 words)

 Doklady Physical Chemistry
Doklady Physical Chemistry is a monthly journal containing English translations of current Russian research in physical chemistry from the Physical Chemistry sections of the Doklady Akademii Nauk (Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences).
Doklady Physical Chemistry presents short preliminary accounts of the application of the state-of-the-art physical chemistry ideas and methods to the study of organic and inorganic compounds, macromolecules; polymeric, inorganic and composite materials as well as corresponding processes.
The journal is intended for scientists in all fields of chemistry and in interdisciplinary sciences.
www.maik.rssi.ru /cgi-bin/journal.pl?name=danpc&page=main   (154 words)

 Chem4Kids.com: Extra Topics: Physical Chemistry
Physical chemistry is the newest field of chemistry.
Since P-Chem uses both chemistry and physics it is the study of both matter and energy.
Much of physical chemistry is based on theories and math.
www.chem4kids.com /files/etcetera_pchem.html   (252 words)

 PHYSICAL SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with fundamentals of chemistry and lay the groundwork for future study in chemistry.
This course will include a mathematical treatment of the laws governing chemical and physical changes with the fundamental principles of chemistry and physics and their relation to each other.
A one semester survey of biochemistry emphasizing protein biochemistry (protein structure and activity, enzyme kinetics, catalytic and regulatory strategies, metabolic pathways) and introducing physical and chemical properties of carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids as necessary to understand protein form and function.
www.muw.edu /registrar/PSC.html   (344 words)

 Welcome to the SJC Graduate Studies Site!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A master's degree in chemistry enables graduate students to increase the depth and scope of their knowledge as well as to prepare for advancement in their careers.
The prerequisites for ALL graduate courses are undergraduate courses or experience in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry plus courses in physics and calculus.
Discussion of fundamental concepts of inortganic and coordination chemistry including atomic structure and the periodic table, ionic solids, covalent bonding, molecular structure and geometry, oxidation-reduction chemistry, ligand field theory, and the basics of coordination chemistry.
ww2.sjc.edu /department_pages/Chemistry/chem/grad/graduatesite.htm   (883 words)

 Subject Guide: Physical Chemistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The primary call numbers for physical chemistry begin in the QD450s and 541s, although there is relevant information in other call number areas.
In the Marston Science Library, books with call numbers beginning with letters are newer materials and are located on the 4th floor; books with call numbers beginning with numbers are older and are located in Bank C on the 1st floor.
The objective of the Journal is to provide critically evaluated physical and chemical property data, fully documented as to the original sources and the criteria used for evaluation.
web.uflib.ufl.edu /msl/subjects/cd/pchem.html   (1099 words)

 Physical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Department's distinguished tradition in Physical Chemistry is currently carried forward by twelve academic staff, including four professors.
Physical Chemistry lies at the very heart of Chemistry, as is witnessed by the large number of the Department's research groupings that fall under the Physical Chemistry heading.
Physical chemists seek a fundamental understanding of chemical processes; the theories and analytical techniques developed are then used to study an enormous variety of chemical problems.
www.ch.man.ac.uk /research/physical.html   (493 words)

 Physical Chemistry, UIUC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These efforts range from studies of the solid-state to the gas phase, from laser chemistry to physiology, from the chemistry of organometallic compounds to DNA, and from synthetic chemistry to computer modeling and theoretical chemistry.
While not the largest physical chemistry department, there are currently three winners of the National Medal of Science, five members of the National Academy of Sciences, and over sixty other major scientific awards held by our faculty, and it is the nucleus of our research students which provides the key setting for such successful programs.
The long tradition of excellence in our graduate program in physical chemistry is one which all of us, faculty and students alike, are proud to maintain.
www.scs.uiuc.edu /chem/gradprogram/physical.html   (566 words)

 Physical chemistry - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical Chemistry, W.J. Moore, 1963 (4th Edition), Longmans, London/Prentice Hall, NJ, ISBN ????
Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences (4th Edition)
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Structure and Mechanisms (Part A) (Advanced Organic Chemistry / Advanced Organic Chemistry)
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /physical_chemistry.htm   (159 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 7th Ed.: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This major revision of the world's leading textbook of physical chemistry has maintained its tradition of accessibility but authority and has brought it thoroughly up to date.
The fact that I've had the author as a lecturer for part of my physical chemistry course is helpful enough, but every topic that an undergraduate may requuire for their physical chemistry course should be found in here, and in my opinion, all are represented in reasonable detail.
Lazy lecturers just recommend this book if their course is in physical or physical inorganic chemistry as they seem to assume it will contain everything their students need.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198792859   (1526 words)

 Physical Chemistry
NIST maintains the useful Computational Chemistry Comparison and Benchmark Database which is a collection of experimental and theoretical properties of 580 neutral gas-phase species.
The Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the Universidad de Oviedo provides the Spherical Harmonics Home Page which has graphical representations of the angular part of the wave function for all cases s (l=0) through f (l=3).
The Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology written by Ruedinger Paschotta of RP Photonics Consulting in Zuerich is an on-line tutorial with short explanations of 400 concepts in laser physics.
pages.pomona.edu /~wsteinmetz/PChem.htm   (2679 words)

 Learn more about Physical chemistry in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Learn more about Physical chemistry in the online encyclopedia.
Chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics, and spectroscopy are some areas of chemistry comprising the bulk of physical chemistry.
Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, P.C. Hiemenz, R. Rajagopalan, 1997, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/ph/physical_chemistry.html   (180 words)

 OUP: World of Physical Chemistry: Laidler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is sometimes said that the year of birth of physical chemistry was 1887.
He begins by discussing just what physical chemistry is, and how it relates to other sciences.
The bulk of the book is concerned with the main branches of physical chemistry - thermodynamics, kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, kinetics, colloid and surface chemistry, and quantum chemistry - and how these subjects have developed up to the present time.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-855919-4   (527 words)

 InfoSurf: Chemistry and Biochemistry Page 1
This National Institute of Standards and Technology has a searchable and browsable list of the important physical constants with bibliography, as well as a thorough description of the SI system of units and a description of methods of expressing degree of uncertainty in measurements.
WebElements is a hypertext-linked collection of property data on the first 112 elements (and growing...) including (where available): general, chemical, physical, nuclear, electronic, biological, geological, crystallographic, reduction potential, isotopic abundances, electronic configurations, ionization enthalpy data and additional textual information, especially on the history of the elements.
Rankings are given for chemistry in general and for the specialties of analytical, bio-organic/biophysical, inorganic, organic, physical and polymer chemistry.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subjects/chem/chemistr.html   (2350 words)

 pchem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The physical chemistry sequence in the Department of Chemistry at NYU has been altered.
Formerly Physical Chemistry I was primarily concerned with thermodynamics and Physical Chemistry II with quantum mechanics.
With quantum mechanics now taught in Physical Chemistry I thermodynamics can be linked to quantum mechanics via statistical thermodynamics.
scholar.chem.nyu.edu /0651/pchem.html   (215 words)

 Frank Potter's Science Gems - Physical Science III
The Chemistry of Sunscreens - Chemistry, UC Berkeley UVA absorption and photochemistry.
Complex Ions - Chemistry, Oxford University "The aim of this experiment is to teach you something of the aqueous chemistry of common metal ions belonging to the first transition series and the post-transition subgroups (sometimes called the B-metals) in the presence of a variety of ligands."
Analytical Chemistry Basics - B. Tissue, SciMedia "The goal of this on-line course is to provide the user with an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts and methods of analytical chemistry." Chemical equilibrium, Titration, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy, Separations.
www.sciencegems.com /physical3.html   (4156 words)

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