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Hugh Hillhouse
CHEM E 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

Topics of current interest in the field. Subject matter changes from quarter to quarter.

Class description

This course covers the fundamental aspects of how molecules behave and how underlying molecular properties determine macroscopic phenomena (which is the goal of statistical mechanics). Two overarching goals of the course are for students (1) to be able to describe any physiochemical process or macroscopic property in terms of molecules, their properties, and the fundamental laws of physics, and (2) to be able to predict the physical and chemical behavior of solutions and materials based on knowledge of their molecular composition and structure. The latter goal is vital to the process of starting from the molecular level to engineer materials, devices, and processes that achieve given design objectives.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Hugh Hillhouse
Date: 03/28/2011