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**CHEM 33200**

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Spring 2021

- The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to quantum mechanics and its basic applications to chemical problems.

**PRE-REQUISITES**

CHEM 33000 (or ChE 22900 and ChE 33000); CHEM 25000 or MATH 213; PHYS 20800.

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TOPICS

Classical Theory of Blackbody Radiation

The Bolltzmann Distribution

Planck's Theory of Blackbody Radiation

Photoelectric Effect, Specific Heats of Solids annd the Bohr Atom

Wave Mechanics and the Schrodinger Equation- Quantum Mechanical Operators

Applications of the Schrodinger Equation - Barrier Problems

The Harmonic Oscillator **First Exam**

The Hydrogen Atom

The Variation Method

The Perturbation Method

**Second Exam**

Many Electron Atoms- The Chemical Bond

Polyatomic Molecules

Hybridization

Hückel Theory

**Third Exam**

LECTURE NOTES
Lecture notes will be posted here.