CHEM 33200
Spring 2023:
Physical Chemistry II

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to quantum mechanics and its applications to basic chemical problems.
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CLASS SCHEDULE
 01/25: LECTURE 1  Classical Theory of Blackbody Radiation
01/30: LECTURE 2  The Boltzmann Distribution
02/01: LECTURE 3  Planck's Theory of Blackbody Radiation
02/06: LECTURE 4  Photoelectric Effect, Specific Heats of Solids and the Bohr Atom
02/08: LECTURE 5  Wave Mechanics and the Schrodinger Equation
02/15: LECTURE 6  Quantum Mechanical Operators (This class will be held on Zoom)
02/21: REVIEW 1 The review will be held on Zoom (Note that this is a Tuesday.
02/22: FIRST EXAM
02/27: LECTURE 7  Applications of the Schrodinger Equation  Particle in a Box
03/01: LECTURE 8  Applications of the Schrodinger Equation  Barrier Problems
03/06: REVIEW 2
03/08: SECOND EXAM
03/13: LECTURE  The Harmonic Oscillator
03/15: LECTURE 10  The Hydrogen Atom
03/20: LECTURE 11  Angular momentum
03/22: LECTURE 12  Approximation Methods
03/27: NO CLASS
03/29: LECTURE 12 CONTINUED  The Variation Method
04/03: LECTURE 13  The Perturbation Method
04/17: REVIEW 3
04/19: THIRD EXAM
04/24: LECTURE 14  Many Electron Atoms  Spin
04/26: LECTURE 15  Many Electron Atoms  Term Symbols
05/01: LECTURE 16  The Chemical Bond
05/03: LECTURE 17  Diatomic Molecules
05/08: LECTURE 18  Polyatomic Molecules (This class will be held on Zoom)
05/10: REVIEW 4 This review will be held on Zoom
05/15: FOURTH EXAM
LECTURE NOTES
Lecture notes will be posted here when available.
PREREQUISITES
CHEM 33000 (or ChE 22900 and ChE 33000); CHEM 25000 or MATH 213; PHYS 20800.