Laboratory of Atmospheric Physical Chemistry

Skidmore College

Recent News:


September 23

Navea group participates in the NY6 Research Conference


September 8

The paper "Water adsorption isotherms on fly ash from several sources" has been accepted for publication in Langmuir. Good job everyone!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses taught and developed

Dr. Navea's area of expertise is physical chemistry. In physical chemistry courses you will have the opportunity to take an in depth view of molecular thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, and molecular quantum mechanics. You will have the oportunity to learn modern methods in molecular spectroscopy, statistical analysis of chemical data (chemometrics), and advanced instrumental analysis. 
During the academic year 2017-18, Dr. Navea will teach the following courses:


Fall Semester


CH 125: Principles of Chemistry

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry that provides one of the bases for the in-depth study of natural science disciplines; appropriate for students who intend to major in the natural sciences. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, periodic relationships, properties of gases, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics.

CH 332: Physical Chemistry I (and lab)

The fundamental principles and concepts of equilibrium thermodynamics including entropy, energy, temperature, heat, work, and chemical potential. Applications include chemical reactions, phase changes, environmental science, and biochemical systems. Lab experiments provide opportunities for quantitative experimental investigation of thermodynamic systems, including studies of heat exchange, chemical equilibrium, and phase equilibrium.


Spring Semester


CH 125: Principles of Chemistry

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry that provides one of the bases for the in-depth study of natural science disciplines; appropriate for students who intend to major in the natural sciences. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, periodic relationships, properties of gases, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics.

CH 351: Atmospheric Chemistry

This course introduces students to the physical and chemical processes that control the Earth’s atmosphere and climate. Topics will include the mechanisms that regulate the flow of energy in the atmosphere, the role of atmospheric aerosols and solar radiation in climate change, and the air-ocean system. In addition, we will explore how anthropogenic activities influence the chemical balance of the atmosphere.


Other courses taught


Physical Chemistry II

Analyical Chemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry

Instrumental Analysis

Computational Methods in Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Molecular Spectroscopy

Topics in Physical Chemistry of Interfaces

Topics in History of Chemistry