CHEM 461 - Physical Chemistry I
Section: 200
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Chemistry (CHEM)
Department: LSA Chemistry
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Advisory Prerequisites:
CHEM 260 or 370 or BIOPHYS 370 or PHYSICS 370; and PHYSICS 240 or 235; and MATH 215 or CHEM 262. Should be elected concurrently with CHEM 462.
Other Course Info:
F.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This section is designed to introduce students to a more thorough, research-oriented view of Physical Chemistry. Required for Honors Chemistry concentrators.

This is the second of the three-term physical chemistry sequence CHEM 260/461/463. CHEM 461 builds on the introduction to quantum mechanics that was given in CHEM 260. Students will use the Schrödinger Equation in 1-, 2-, and 3 dimensions to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom. Group theory is introduced as an aid for understanding spectroscopic selection rules. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies are introduced and then used to deduce molecular structure. The valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding are discussed, and methods for performing quantum chemical calculations, including variational and perturbation methods, are introduced. The quantum mechanics of spin and angular momentum are discussed and used to interpret magnetic resonance spectra.

RECOMMENDED TEXT: Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, McQuarrie, ISBN 0935702997, University Science Books; Solutions Manual, ISBN 0935702431.

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to elect the Computational Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 462, 1 credit) in the same term that CHEM 461 is taken.

CHEM 461 - Physical Chemistry I
Schedule Listing
200 (LEC)
 
11040
Open
35
 
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
201 (DIS)
P
11041
Open
7
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
202 (DIS)
P
11042
Open
28
 
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Th 8:00AM - 9:00AM
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ISBN: 0935702997
Physical chemistry : a molecular approach, Author: Donald A. McQuarrie; John D. Simon., Publisher: Univ. Science Books Rev. ed. 1997
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