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CHM 440 - Physical Chemistry II


CHM 262 ; PHY 145  or PHY 245 ; prior or concurrent election of CHM 344  or MTH 222 (3)

Second of two-term sequence CHM 340/440, building on CHM 260/CHM 262. Use of the Schrodinger Equation to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the hydrogen atom, the rigid rotor, and the harmonic oscillator. Valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding; introduction to group theory. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies introduced and used to deduce molecular structure; modern theories of fundamental reaction rates. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE



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