Fall 2019 - CHEM 260 D100

Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy (4)

Class Number: 3783

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 122, MATH 152, and PHYS 121, 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B), all with a minimum grade of C-. 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. PHYS 285 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 260. 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

  • Labs/Assignments 25%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

OR 25% Labs/Assignments, 0% Midterm Exam, 75% Final Exam, whichever gives the best result.

However, a mark of less than 50% in the lab section of the course and/or a mark of less than 30% in the final exam will result in a grade of F.

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Primary Text:

  • P. Atkins, J. de Paula, and J. Keeler, Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 11th Edition, 2018, Publisher: Oxford University Press.
OR
  • P. Atkins and J. de Paula, Physical Chemistry, 10th Edition, 2014, Publisher: Freeman/Worth. Earlier editions are OK.
Other Useful Texts:
  • D. A. McQuarrie and J. D. Simon, Physical Chemistry, 1997, Publisher: University Science Books.
  • Thomas Engel, Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy, 3rd Edition, 2012, Publisher: Pearson.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:

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