Chem 3322 -- Physical Chemistry II

Syllabus

NEW LECTURE NOTES

Lecture notes, part 1
Lecture notes, part 2
Lecture notes, part 3
Lecture notes, part 4
Lecture notes, part 5
Lecture notes, part 6
Lecture notes, part 7
Lecture notes, part 8


OLD LECTURE NOTES

Lecture notes, part 1
Lecture notes, part 2
Lecture notes, part 3
Lecture notes, part 4
Lecture notes, part 5
Lecture notes, part 6
Lecture notes, part 7
Lecture notes, part 8
Lecture notes, part 9


HOMEWORK / TESTS

Homework #1, due Jan. 22
Homework #1 solutions
Homework #2, due Jan. 29
Homework #2 solutions
Homework #3, due Feb. 5
Homework #3 solutions
Homework #4, due Feb. 12
Homework #4 solutions
Homework #5, due Feb. 26
Homework #5 solutions
Test #1 solutions
Homework #6, due March 5
Homework #6 solutions
Homework #7, due March 21
Homework #7 solutions
Homework #8, due March 26
Homework #8 solutions
Homework #9, due April 9
Homework #9 solutions
Test #2 solutions
Homework #10, due April 23
Homework #10 solutions



Test 1 material: the first set of my lecture notes as well as the 4 assigned homework sets
Test #1 formula sheet
Test 1 textbook contents (note: some topics that we did are not in the textbook like the particle in a finite box, tunneling, particle on a ring,...)
Chapter 1: background (blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, deBroglie hypothesis)
Chapter 2: classical wave equation; separation of variables
Chapter 3: TISE (section 3-1); probability density (sections 3-4 and 3-6); particle in a box (section 3-5); correspondence principle (section 3-6); 3d box (section 3-9)
Chapter 4: TDSE (section 4-4)
Chapter 5: classical harmonic oscillator (section 5-1); link between harmonic oscillator and chemical bond (section 5-3); harmonic oscillator energy levels (section 5-4); harmonic oscillator wavefunctions (section 5-6)

Test 2 material: part 2,3,4,5 of the "NEW LECTURE NOTES" and part 3,4,5,6 of the "OLD LECTURE NOTES"
Test #2 formula sheet
Test 2 textbook contents (note: some topics that we did are not in the textbook like Raman spectroscopy)
Chapter 3: section 3.3 (eigenvalues, operators); section 3.7 (expectation value); section 3.8 (uncertainty)
Chapter 4: section 4.1 (postulates); section 4.2 (operators); section 4.3 (postulates)
Chapter 5: section 5.2 (reduced mass); section 5.3 (Morse oscillator); section 5.5 (spectroscopy); section 5.8 (rigid rotor); section 5.9 (rigid rotor)
Chapter 6: hydrogen atom
Chapter 9: section 9.1 (Born-Oppenheimer)
Chapter 13: section 13.1 (overview); section 13.2 (selection rules); section 13.3 (corrections to RRHO); section 13.4 (corrections to RRHO); section 13.5 (overtones, Morse model); section 13.6 (electronic spectra); section 13.7 (Franck-Condon); section 13.12 (rigid rotor selection rules); section 13.13 (harmonic oscillator selection rules)
Chapter 15: section 15.1 (overview of electronic spectroscopy)

Test 3 material: part 6,7,8 of the "NEW LECTURE NOTES" and part 7,8,9 of the "OLD LECTURE NOTES"
Test #3 formula sheet
Test 3 textbook contents
Equation 7.4: variational theorem
page 250-252: LCAO, MO energies
page 255: generalized to mixing N atomic orbitals together
page 327: overlap integral
page 341: helium dimer is not stable
section 10-5 and 10-6: Huckel theory
page 693: partition function
section 17-2: Boltzmann factor
section 18-4: population of vibrational energy levels
section 18-5: population of rotational energy levels









Quantum dot and STM/STS slides

SWNT from Dinushi

Tent function fit to particle in a box eigenfunctions




The postulates of quantum mechanics


Central force notes


Anharmonic notes, part 1


Anharmonic notes, part 2
Microwave spectroscopy
missing 1
missing 2
missing 3
missing 4
missing 5
missing 6
missing 7
missing 8
missing 9
cos*cos frequencies


IR and Raman, large molecules


Raman slides
Bright Ideas for Chemical Biology
Fluorescence article


metaphysics ppt slides


metaphysics pdf slides


Quantum eraser article from Scientific Amerian


Interaction free measurement article from Scientific Amerian


Quantum Computing
Engel/Reid: Appendix A.1 is a review of complex numbers
McQuarrie/Simon: Mathchapter A is a review of complex numbers




McQuarrie/Simon

chapter 1: background to quantum theory
Practice problems: 1-9, 1-11, 1-14, 1-25, 1-34, 1-37, 1-38, 1-39
Mathchapter A: review of complex numbers
Practice problems: A-5, A-6
chapter 2: classical waves
Practice problems: 2-5, 2-16, 2-18
Mathchapter B: probability
Practice problems: B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5
chapter 3: Schroedinger equation, particle in box (1d and 3d)
Practice problems: 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 3-8, 3-9, 3-11, 3-12, 3-13, 3-14, 3-16, 3-17, 3-19, 3-20, 3-21, 3-23, 3-25, 3-26, 3-27, 3-28, 3-29, 3-30, 3-35
chapter 4: theory
4.4: separation of variables to get time-independent equation
chapter 5: harmonic oscillator (center of mass coordinates), rigid rotor
chapter 6: hydrogen atom
eq. 6.1 -- potential energy
eq. 6.2 -- Hamiltonian operator
eq. 6.6 -- separation of variables is being attempted
eq. 6.8 -- radial equation
eq. 6.10 -- angular eq. -- spherical harmonics
eq. 6.11 -- separation of variables for the angular part
eq. 6.20 -- phi solutions
Table 6.2 -- theta solutions
Table 6.3 -- spherical harmonics
page 206 -- energies
Table 6.5 -- atomic wavefunctions for hydrogenic atoms
page 209-210 -- "s" orbitals
page 213-218 -- "p" and "d" orbitals
Problems: 6.1, 6.3, 6.20, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23, 6.24, 6.25, 6.28, 6.29, 6.32, 6.33, 6.35, 6.36
page 323-324 -- Born-Oppenheimer approx.
page 497 -- rotational and vibrational transitions
Fig. 13.1 -- rotational/vibrational levels for a diatomic in the harmonic oscillator / rigid rotor approx.
eq. 13.11 -- selection rules in harmonic oscillator / rigid rotor approx.
Fig. 13.2 -- rotational / vibrational spectrum
Fig. 13.4 -- beyond the harmonic approx.
page 521 -- active and inactive vibrational motions
page 531-532 -- rigid rotor selection rules
page 533-534 -- harmonic oscillator selection rules
Problems: 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.5, 13.7, 13.8, 13.9, 13.11, 13.12, 13.34