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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 : Peter BUTKO Designated Professor 

•Course Purpose
We will employ the principles of quantum mechanics to study chemical bonding and molecular structure.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II, Fundamentals of Physics I to IV, Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra I and II

•Course Topics
1 Many-Electron Atoms (Ch. 10)
2 Introduction to the Gaussian software
3 Quantum States for Many-Electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy (Ch. 11)
4 The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules 2 (Ch. 12)
5 Pre-exam Review & EXAM 1 (Ch. 10 ‒ 12)
6 Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules 1 (Ch. 13)
7 Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules 2 (Ch. 13)
8 Electronic Spectroscopy 1 (Ch. 14)
9 Electronic Spectroscopy 2 (Ch. 14)
10 Pre-exam Review & EXAM 2 (Ch. 13 ‒ 14)
11 Molecular Symmetry 1 (Ch. 16)
12 Molecular Symmetry 2 (Ch. 16)
13 Pre-final Review
14 FINAL EXAM (Ch. 10 ‒ 16)

It is desirable to read a textbook or reference materials before a class

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

•Additional Reading
Instructions will be given as necessary in class

•Grade Assessment
Two exams: 100 points each, final exam (comprehensive): 200, homework: 50. TOTAL: 450.

The “Absent” grade is reserved for students that withdraw by the 6th lecture period. After that day, a letter grade will be awarded based on grades earned from all assignments throughout the semester.


•Contacting Faculty
Phone: 789-2480


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