Professor Timothy Dransfield

Office: S-1-085

Telephone: 617-287-6143

E-Mail: timothy.dransfield@umb.edu

Professor Shelley Foster

Office: S-1-087

Telephone: 617-287-6906

E-Mail: michelle.foster@umb.edu

Reminder:

Lecture is in S-2-62

These pages will gradually fill up with PDF files for all sorts of things - quizzes, solutions, lecture notes, handouts... but for all of them, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it already, it's a free download - go here for more information. In addition, you’ll need to have access to a spreadsheet program for the analysis of your data. I’ll be using Microsoft Excel, which is available in the computer labs.

Syllabus

REVISED Schedule of Experiments (the re-revised schedule has been emailed to all of you)

Sample research article from the Journal of Physical Chemistry

Lecture #1: Course Overview

Introduction to Maximum Probable Error

Lecture

Experiment #1: The Constant Volume Gas Thermometer

Quiz Excel spreadsheet for quiz

Lecture

Quiz Solution and Completed Excel spreadsheet for quiz (and as template for lab)

Experiment #2: Heat Capacity of Metals

Quiz Excel template for quiz

Lecture

Quiz 2 Solution and Completed Excel spreadsheet for Quiz 2 (and as template for lab)

Experiment #3: Surface Tension

Quiz Excel template for quiz

J. Phys. Chem Ref. Data, 12(3) 1983 817-820. International Tables of the Surface Tension of Water

Lecture

Excel template for data analysis

Quiz 3 Solution Solution spreadsheet

Experiment #4: Reaction Enthalpy

Quiz Excel template for quiz

Lecture

Quiz 4 Solution and Spreadsheet

Help with error analysis

Experiment #5: Boiling Points of Mixtures

Quiz Excel template for quiz 5

Solution and Spreadsheet Solution

Lab Data for ethanol / methanol solutions

Picture of Data

Lecture

Experiment #6: Binary Phase Diagrams

Quiz Data for Quiz 6 Solution

Supplemental handout on the derivation of equations

Lecture

Class Data

Data Analysis Template (please use, it's got additional data you'll need)

Experiment #7: Equilibrium and Thermodynamics

Quiz Data for Quiz 7 Solution and Spreadsheet Solution

Lecture

Template for Data Analysis

Experiment #8: Kinetics

Theory/Procedure Handout

Calculation/Report Handout

Quiz Week 1Data for Quiz Solution

Quiz Week 2Data for Quiz9 Solution and Spreadsheet SolutionLecture 1

Lecture 2

CLASS KINETICS DATA