CHEM 33200 : Physical Chemistry - II

This course will provide an introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications
Pre-requisites: CHEM 33000 (or ChE 22900 and ChE 33000). MATH 39100 is highly recommended. Registration for the accompanying workshop (CHEM33201) is also highly recommended.

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Topics
1 Classical Theory of Blackbody Radiation
2 Planck's Theory of Blackbody Radiation
3 Photoelectric Effect and Specific Heats of Solids
4 The Hydrogen Spectrum and the Bohr Atom
5 The Classical Wave Equation
6 The Schrodinger Equation
7 Applications of the Schrodinger Equation - Barrier Problems
8 The Harmonic Oscillator
9 The Hydrogen Atom
10 The Variation Method
11 The Perturbation Method
12 Many Electron Atoms
13 The Chemical Bond
14 Polyatomic Molecules
15 Hybridization
16 Hückel Theory

Lecture Notes

Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Quiz 1 Solutions
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Lecture 12
Quiz 2 Solutions
Lecture 13

Additional Reading
Carson
Kleppener and Jackiw

CLASSES

Monday, Wednesday 9:30-10:45 AM (MR-1307)

WORKSHOP

Monday, Wednesday 11:00 - 11:45 AM (MR-1025)

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 12 - 1 PM (MR-1314)

GRADING

Midterm - 35%
Final - 35%
Quizzes (best 2 of 3) - 30%
All exams will be open book, open notes.

TEXTS

The following textbooks are suggested:
(1) Physical Chemistry 7th Edition
Atkins and De Paula

(2) Physical Chemistry - A Molecular Approach
McQuarrie and Simon

ANNOUCEMENTS

Quiz #1 - Monday, March 10, 2014 (1-6)
Quiz #2
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (7-10)
Mid-term
- Wednesday, April 9 (1-12)
No classes on Monday, April 7, 2014.
Also look at the Variation Theory examples at the end of Lecture 13. Perturbation Theory and the rest of Lecture 13 will not be included in the midterm examination.