5.111SC | Fall 2014 | Undergraduate

Principles of Chemical Science

Unit I: The Atom

Lecture 7: Multi-electron Atoms

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  1. Wavefunctions and Binding Energies for Multi-electron Atoms
  2. Electron Configurations

Lecture Video

After focusing on the hydrogen atom for several lectures, the course moves on to consider atoms with more than one electron. Now, the pull of the positively charged nucleus on the negatively charged electron is harder to predict as shielding comes into play. Also, we try our hand at electron configurations.

Lecture Notes

Notes for Lecture 7 (PDF)

Clicker Questions

Lecture 7 Clicker Questions (PDF)

Textbook Reading

Orbital Energies (of Many-electron Atoms) Section 1.12 Section 1.12
The Building-Up Principle Section 1.13 Section 1.13

Problems and Solutions

Problems for Lecture 7 (PDF)

Solutions for Lecture 7 (PDF)

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