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-231, MATH-112 and PHYS-206 (Calculus-based) or instructor's permission. 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.