2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Jan 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

CHEM 3560 - Physical Chemistry II

Goals: Quantum Chemistry - To introduce concepts of quantum mechanics and demonstrate applicability to real chemical systems.

Content: The foundations of quantum mechanics from the classical and basic concepts of the wave equation, probability, particle-in-a-box, basic rigid rotator and harmonic oscillator models for spectroscopy, and the hydrogen atom. Quantum mechanics continues with the chemically relevant topics of the multielectron atomic system, molecules and bonding, quantum mechanical calculational methods, and applications in spectroscopy (electronic, vibrational, rotational, optical, laser, and NMR).

Taught: Every other year, spring

Prerequisite: CHEM 3550 (grade of C- or better) and co-registration with CHEM 3950

Credits: 4