Sep 20, 2021
CHEM 382 - Physical Chemistry (Quantum Chemistry)
Introduction to quantum mechanics as applied to chemical systems. The electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Course will be offered every year (Winter).
Prerequisite: CHEM 381 with a grade of C- or higher.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use probability distribution functions to determine average values and event probabilities
- Solve the Schrodinger equation for a series of quantum mechanical systems including the particle-in-a-box, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and the rigid rotor.
- Use the quantum mechanical solutions for the hydrogen atom to determine physical quantities such as average distances of electrons from nuclei and orbital energies
- Incorporate the concepts of electron shielding, exchange symmetry, the Pauli Exclusion principle, Hund’s rule, and spin-orbit coupling into their understanding of many electron atoms.
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