Fall 2021 - CHEM 364 D100
Quantum Chemistry (3)
Class Number: 6941
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CHEM 260 or PHYS 285, MATH 232, and MATH 251, all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 260 or MATH 310.
Fundamentals of quantum mechanics and its principal results and techniques as applied to atoms and molecules: atomic structure, molecular bonding, rotations and vibrations of molecules, symmetry of atomic and molecular orbitals. Students with credit for CHEM 464 may not take this course for further credit. PHYS 385 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 364.
Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.
Mode of Instruction:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
Lecture: In-Person, Burnaby Campus
Tutorial: In-Person, Burnaby Campus
General course content:
- Historical background
- Foundations of quantum mechanics
- Particle in a box and harmonic oscillator
- Angular momentum and the hydrogen atom
- Variational principle
- Perturbation theory
- Helium and spin angular momentum
- Addition of angular momentum
- Born-Oppenheimer approximation
- Hydrogen molecule cation
- Hydrogen molecule
- Computational techniques
- Assignments 20%
- Midterm Exams (2) 40%
- Final Exam 40%
- Ira N. Levine. Quantum Chemistry. 6th Edition.
- Peter W. Atkins & Ronald S. Friedman. Molecular Quantum Mechanics. 4th Edition.
- C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu & F. Laloe. Quantum Mechanics.
- Donald A. McQuarrie. Quantum Chemistry.
- Robert Eisberg & Robert Resnick. Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles.
- Thomas Engel. Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy. 4th edition.
- Mark A. Ratner & George C. Schatz. Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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