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Welcome to Introductory Physical Chemistry I at the University of Windsor.

Course News:

Dec. 30/06
: Final grades are still not on the SIS.  Click here to see a posting of final grades and course averages.

Dec. 20/06
: Final examination grades were submitted to Faculty of Science.    Weighted final exam average: 64.6%; Weighted final course average: 68.7%

Dec. 13/06: Final examination, 12-3 p.m. in St. Denis Centre

Dec. 8, 11, 12/06: Consultation times are available.  Click here.

Dec. 6/06: Final class, in-class review for exam.

Dec. 1/06: In-class demos: brass alloys and memory metals

Nov. 17/06: Mid-term #2 handed back.  Class average: 26.2/40.0 (65.5%)
Mid-term #2 report

Nov. 15/06: Mid-term #2 - 204 Toldo - Lectures 10-15 & in class material.


Attention students taking 59-240 and 59-241 in the 2006-2007 school year:  We are supporting the 6th, 7th and 8th editions of Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins.  The 8th edition will be available for sale in the bookstore.

  • Any of these editions is an excellent investment, as they can be used for the following courses: 59-240, 59-241, 59-340 (along with Levine's Quantum Chemistry) and 59-341, as well as for some advanced level courses.
  • Click here to download the Fall 2006 lab manual for 59-240.
  • Consultation slots are now available for the final examination.  Click here to see the schedule of times and make a booking.
  • I will give a short mini-tutorial in Room 273 Essex Hall from 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. on Monday Dec. 11, 2006.  There are already 10 people booked in, can fit about 5-6 more.  Slots are also still available.
Teaching Assistants:
Dr. Rob Schurko
393 Essex Hall 
Andy Lo (Mon.), Aaron Rossini (Tues.),  Mohammad Harati (Wed.) and Hiyam Hamaed (Thurs.) and Erin Norton (in class demos)
Course Description from the 2006-2007 Undergraduate Calendar:
Properties of ideal and real gases, first and second laws of thermodynamics, physical transformations of substances, mixtures of substances and phase diagrams are applied to changes of state, chemical reactions and spontaneous processes. (Prerequisites: 59-141, 62-140, and 62-141.) (3 lecture, 1.5 tutorial hours per week.)

Click here for the course calendar:

Course Time Slot Information (Fall 2006):
MWF, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., 51 Chrysler Hall South
MTWR, 2:30 - 5:20; 6:00 - 8:50 p.m., 173-6 Essex Hall
Tutorials: MR, 2:30-3:45 (Dates TBA), Canterbury 101
Assignments: Problems are assigned with lectures
Final Exam:
Wed. Dec. 13, 2006, 12:00 p.m.

Last Updated Friday June 22, 2007
Rob Schurko, Copyright 2001-2006.