5.61 Physical Chemistry, Fall 2004
Author(s)Griffin, Robert Guy; Nelson, Keith A.
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Introductory quantum chemistry; particles and waves; wave mechanics; atomic structure and the Periodic Table; valence and molecular orbital theory; molecular structure; and photochemistry. From the course home page: Course Description This course presents an introduction to quantum mechanics. It begins with an examination of the historical development of quantum theory, properties of particles and waves, wave mechanics and applications to simple systems -- the particle in a box, the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor and the hydrogen atom. The lectures continue with a discussion of atomic structure and the Periodic Table. The final lectures cover applications to chemical bonding including valence bond and molecular orbital theory, molecular structure, spectroscopy.
physical chemistry, quantum mechanics, quantum chemistry, atomic structure, valence orbital, molecular orbital theory, molecular structure, photochemistry, particles and waves,wave mechanics