5.61 | Fall 2017 | Undergraduate
Physical Chemistry
Course Description
This course is an introduction to quantum mechanics for use by chemists. Topics include particles and waves, wave mechanics, semi-classical quantum mechanics, matrix mechanics, perturbation theory, molecular orbital theory, molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, and photochemistry. Emphasis is on creating and …
This course is an introduction to quantum mechanics for use by chemists. Topics include particles and waves, wave mechanics, semi-classical quantum mechanics, matrix mechanics, perturbation theory, molecular orbital theory, molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, and photochemistry. Emphasis is on creating and building confidence in the use of intuitive pictures.
Course Info
Learning Resource Types
theaters Lecture Videos
grading Exams with Solutions
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Purple, orange, white, and black illustrations in various shapes.
Hydrogen density plots that show wavefunctions of the electron in a hydrogen atom at different energy levels. The brighter areas represent a higher probability of finding the electron. (Image is in the public domain.)