I. Why quantum mechanics is necessary? Basic concepts of quantum mechanics. Apply quantum mechanics to individual examples.
II. Apply quantum mechanics to hydrogen atom in order to understand atomic orbitals and periodical table of elements.
III. Apply quantum mechanics to chemical bond in order to learn covalent bond, and know π-orbital and hybrid orbitals. Learn how to calculate molecular orbitals of π conjugated systems based on the Huckel method.
Basic quantum mechanics in order to understand periodic table of elements and chemical bond
(1) Why quantum mechanics is necessary?
(2) Schrodinger equation and wave function
(3) Atomic orbitals and periodic table
(4) Covalent bond
(5) Polar bond, σ-bond, π-bond, and hybridization
(6) Calculation of molecular orbitals of π conjugated system based on the Huckel method
Schrodinger equation, Wave function, Molecular orbital, Hybrid orbital, Huckel method
Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Specialist skills | Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
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You will encounter many unfamiliar concepts in quantum mechanics, but you are encouraged to be accustomed to these concepts in the lectures. These concepts are necessary to understand periodic table and chemical bond, which are so important in chemistry and materials science.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Dynamics of microscopic systems | |
Class 2 | The principles of quantum theory | |
Class 3 | Superpositions and the uncertainty principle | |
Class 4 | Confined motion in one and two dimensions | |
Class 5 | Tunneling and the harmonic oscillator | |
Class 6 | Rotation in two and three dimensions | |
Class 7 | Hydrogen atom and periodic table | |
Class 8 | Midterm exam | |
Class 9 | Hydrogen molecule | Understand the basic molecular orbital theory |
Class 10 | Bonding and antibonding orbitals | Understand the bonding and antibonding orbitals |
Class 11 | Covalent bond | Understand the covalent bond |
Class 12 | Polar bond | Explain the polar bond |
Class 13 | Diatomic molecules and σ and π orbitals | Understand the molecular orbitals of diatomic molecules |
Class 14 | Hybridization and polyatomic molecules | Distinguish hybrid orbitals of carbon atoms in molecules |
Class 15 | Conjugated π systems | Calculate molecular orbitals of π-conjugated molecules using the Huckel method |
Atkins "Physical Chemistry" Ed. 10, Chapters 7-10.
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Midterm and final examinations
No prerequisites