CHEM 33200 : Physical Chemistry - II (FALL 2020)

This course will provide an introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications
CHEM 33000 (or ChE 22900 and ChE 33000); CHEM 25000 or MATH 213; PHYS 20800.

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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 notes will be posted here before each lecture.

Additional Reading
Tegmark & Wheeler (Scientific American, February 2001)
Zeilinger (Nature, December 2000)


Monday, Wednesday 9:00-10:45 AM.
Classes will be held online synchronously.


Take-home Midterm - 35%
Take-home Final - 35%
Paper - 30%


The following textbooks are suggested but not required:
(1) Physical Chemistry 7th Edition
Atkins and De Paula

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


Zoom links for a given class will be emailed the day before the class. All emails will be sent only to the official CCNY email address. The Zoom link will utilize a waiting room and so the name for the Zoom attendee should match the name on official CCNY records.
Absolutely no exceptions.