Bansi L. Kalra

Professor of Chemistry

Hollins University


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Physical Chemistry I (Chem 331)


Fall 2006

Instructor:   Dr. Bansi Kalra         Office: Dana 230      Phone: x6542


Text: Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics. by Engel and Reid


Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:10 a.m.-10:10 a.m. Dana 139
  Problem Session (on request) Tuesday 6:30 p.m.  

Course Assessment 

1-hr tests (2) 45%
Quizzes (3) 30%
Final Exam 25%
Attendance see below






The Final exam will be a Standardized American Chemical Society test on Thermodynamics.


Tentative Test Schedule:

Tests (cumulative)
Quiz 1: September 22 Test 1: October 13
Quiz 2: October 27  
Quiz 3: November 10 Test 2: November 29

Final Exam: During the Final Exams Week (Scheduled)



  • To be assigned on a regular basis.


  • Regular class attendance is expected of you.  Every unexcused absence will reduce your grade by 10%. More than three unexcused absences will result in a final gradeof F.

  • If you are unable to write a test/quiz on the assigned day and time, you must get permission from the instructor, before the assigned day.  Otherwise, no make-up test/quiz/exam will be given.  The score on a missed test/quiz/exam will be zero.

  • If you miss a class because of a medical problem, a note from your attending physician is required for an excused absence.  For an excused absence from a class due to a required court appearance, or other unavoidable circumstances (ride leaving and plane reservations do NOT count as unavoidable circumstances), appropriate written proof is required

  • Please check the dates for tests, quizzes and exams, and please do not make any medical appointments with your doctor or plane reservations (do NOT count as unavoidable circumstances) that will keep you away from the class.