CHEM:342 Physical Chemistry II.

Introduction to quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. Theory of quantum mechanics presented at a fundamental level with special attention paid to classical problems—particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor and hydrogen atom—and practical application to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules and to atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM:101-102 or CHEM:103-104, CHEM:231, MATH:111-112, and PHYS:204–205 (Calculus-based) or instructor’s permission. 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.