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
Midterm Solutions
Lecture 14
Lecture 15
Lecture 16
Quiz 3 Solutions

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Quiz #1 - Monday, March 10, 2014 (1-6)
Quiz #2
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (7-10)
Midterm Exam
- Wednesday, April 9 (1-12)
Quiz #3 -
Wednesday, May 7 (13-14)
Final Exam - Monday, May 19, 8:45-10:15 (13-16, excluding Variation Theory)