5.111SC | Fall 2014 | Undergraduate

Principles of Chemical Science

Lecture 6: Hydrogen Atom Wavefunctions (Orbitals)

Lecture 6: Hydrogen atom wavefunctions (orbitals)

Description: Embedded video, no tabs, this description appears on section page: Where is that electron anyway? In this lecture, the probability of finding an electron at a particular distance from the nucleus is discussed. The concept of wavefunctions (orbitals) is introduced, and applications of electron spin are described. In particular, chemist Ben Ofori-Okai introduces us to the wonders of magnetic resonance imaging, also known as MRIs.

Instructor: Catherine Drennan

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