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Quantum Chemistry II(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Chemistry
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : PHUNG Quan manh Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to employ the principles of quantum mechanics to study chemical bonding and molecular structure.

By the end of this course, students should be equipped with knowledge and skills concerning the following:
1) Understand the electronic structure of atoms and molecules
2) Understand the electronic spectroscopy of diatomic and polyatomic molecules
3) Perform simple calculations using computational chemistry software
4) Apply group theory to study molecules

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II, Fundamentals of Physics I to IV, Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra I and II, Quantum Chemistry I, or permission of the instructor

•Course Topics
1 Many-Electron Atoms (Ch. 10)
2 Quantum States for Many-Electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy 1 (Ch. 11)
3 Quantum States for Many-Electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy 2 (Ch. 11)
4 The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules 1 (Ch. 12)
5 The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules 2 (Ch. 12)
6 Review and Midterm evaluation
7 Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules 1 (Ch. 13)
8 Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules 2 (Ch. 13)
9 Electronic Spectroscopy 1 (Ch. 14)
10 Electronic Spectroscopy 2 (Ch. 14)
11 Molecular Symmetry 1 (Ch. 16)
12 Molecular Symmetry 2 (Ch. 16)
13 Computational Chemistry - Hand-on class 1
14 Computational Chemistry - Hand-on class 2
15 Review and Final evaluation

Students will be assigned exercises from each chapter of the textbook.

T. Engel: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy, 3rd Ed. (International edition), Pearson, 2013

•Additional Reading
David W. Ball, Physical Chemistry, 2nd Ed., Cengage Learning, 2015.
D. A. McQuarrie and J. D. Simon, Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, University Science Books, 1997.
P. Atkins, J. de Paula, and J. Keeler: Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 11th Ed. Oxford University Press, 2018.

•Grade Assessment
Students will be evaluated based on one midterm exam (25% weight), one final exam (comprehensive, 45%
weight), and homework (30% weight). Homework will be given at the end of each class. Homework must be submitted before the next class starts. The penalty for homework submitted late should be 10% of the maximum mark per day late. Both midterm and final exams will be written.

Grade evaluation will be according to the GPA System at Nagoya University.
Students who enrolled AY2020 and onward: "A+": 100-95%, "A": 95-80%, "B": 80-70%, "C": 70-65%, "C-": 65-60%, "F": 60-0%.
Students who enrolled before AY2020: "S": 100-90%, "A": 90-80%, "B": 80-70%, "C": 70-60%, "F": 60-0%.

To receive a passing grade, a score of at least 60% is required.

Face-to-face and real-time online lectures combined. The records of the lectures will be provided on Microsoft Teams.

•Contacting Faculty
By email or online meetings. In-person meetings during office hours can be also organized.


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