Fall 2016 - CHEM 260 D100

Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy (4)

Class Number: 5078

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5037, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 12, 2016
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3149, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 122, MATH 152, PHYS 102 (with at least a B grade) or PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141. Recommended: MATH 232.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Elements of physical chemistry from the molecular point of view. Introduction to quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 2 lab hours/week

Lecture Topics:
Introduction to principles of quantum mechanics
Exactly solvable quantum mechanical models
Atomic structure
Chemical bonding
Molecular spectroscopy (microwave, infrared, visible, magnetic resonance, Raman)

Grading

  • Assignments & Laboratory 25%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Final Exam 50%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula. Physical Chemistry. 10th Edition. 2014. Publisher: W. H. Freeman.

9th edition is okay as well.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Donald A. McQuarrie & John D. Simon. Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach. 1997. Publisher: University Science Books.

Thomas Engel. Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy. 2nd Edition. 2009. Publisher: Prentice Hall.

Also available as half of Thomas Engel & Philip Reid. Physical Chemistry. 2nd Edition. 2009. Publisher: Prentice Hall.

Lipschultz, Spiegel & Liu. Schaum's Outline of Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables. 4th Edition. 2012. Publisher: McGraw-Hill.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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