CHEM 30324 - Spring 2011

Text: Engel and Reid, Physical Chemistry, 2nd edition

Homework Course outline
Lecture Suggested Reading Suggested Problems Supplementary Material
Lecture 0
Introduction to Molecular Physical Chemistry
Lecture 1
Probability and the Boltzmann Distribution
Chapter 29
29.1-29.6, 29.17, 29.24-29.27
Lecture 2
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Chapter 33
33.2-33.7, 33.9-33.15, 33.18-33.20, 34.23-33.27, 33.29-33.33
Lecture 3
Classical Transport Phenomena
Chapter 34
34.1-34.5
 
Lecture 4
The Birth of Quantum Mechanics
Chapter 12
12.4-12.16, 12.19-12.22, 12.24-12.25
Lecture 5
The Schrødinger Equation and the Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
Chapters 13-14
13.10-13.28
Lecture 6
The Particle in a Box
Chapter 15-16
15.2-15.5, 15.7-15.9, 15.11-15.12, 15.15, 15.18-15.20, 15.25, 15.28-15.29
16.3-16.5
Lecture 7
The Harmonic Oscillator
pp. 387-392
18.8, 18.11-18.17, 18.22-18.23
Lecture 8
Vibrational Spectroscopy
Chapter 19
19.2, 19.13, 19.15-19.16
Lecture 9
The Rigid Rotor and Rotational Spectroscopy
pp. 382-392
pp. 416-421
18.20-18.22,18.25,18.30
19.14-19.18
Lecture 10
The Hydrogen Atom
pp. 445-460
20.1-20.16, 20.19-20.21, 20.26, 20.30
Lecture 11
Many-Electron Atoms
pp. 463-481
Questions 21.1, 21.2, 21.4, 21.6, 21.7, 21.10, 21.11-21.15
Problems 21.2, 21.4, 21.8, 21.9,
Lecture 12
Quantum Mechanics of Chemical Bonding
pp. 517-541, 563-568
23.1-23.5, 23.7-23.8, 23.10-23.13, 24.11, 24.13, 24.16-24.18
F2 MO Diagram
Lecture 13
Computational Chemistry
pp. 603-645
 
Lecture 14
Electronic Spectroscopy
pp. 582-591
Questions 25.7, 25.21
 
Lecture 15
Statistical Mechanics and the Canonical Ensemble
pp. 743-760
30.1,30.5,30.6,30.8-30.13
Lecture 16
Molecular Partition Functions and the Ideal Gas
pp. 765-792, 797-815
31.1-31.5,31.10-31.14,31.22-31.26, 32.2-32.3,32.11,32.12,32.19,32.22,32.23,32.27,32.37
Lecture 17
Reaction Thermodynamics and Equilibria
pp. 816-823
32.41, 32.42
 
Lecture 18
Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 35
35.28,35.29