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P. Chem-advice?

  1. Jul 25, 2007 #1
    P. Chem--advice?

    I know, a physics major taking P. chem...why would he put himself through that? However, the topic has peaked my interest and it appears that what I want to do research on will require a knowledge of P. Chem, so my question is simply:

    Anyone have any survival advice? The text we are using is Atkins, which I hear is fairly standard.
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  3. Jul 25, 2007 #2


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    Study your Physics Thermodynamics course first. Be sure your Calculus skills at the Calculus II and Calculus III levels are strong, since those skills will receive some use in covering chemical kinetics (reaction rates, for the physical chemistry). The specific physics preparation will be very helpful for physical chemistry.
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