# Connections 20045. Mathematical Tools for Chemistry

The two semesters of Physical Chemistry examine the theoretical underpinnings of the physical behavior of molecules at both the macroscopic (thermodynamics in Physical Chemistry I) and microscopic (quantum mechanics in Physical Chemistry II) levels. Specifically, these courses teach the mathematical representation of molecular behavior. Students taking this connection will establish a diverse mathematical toolbox and then use it as they solve complex physical problems.

**Connections:**

CHEM 355 Chemical Thermodynamics

or CHEM 356 Quantum Chemistry

and

MATH 221 Linear Algebra

or MATH 236 Multivariable Calculus