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CHEM 4531: Physical Chemistry II

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CHEM 4531: Physical Chemistry II

Spring 2011

J. M. Weber

- Requirements:
- CHEM 4511 or 4411
- PHYS 1120 or 2020
- recommended: firm grasp of algebra, complex numbers, calculus, differential equations

- Class hours:
- MWF 09:00 am to 09:50 am
- Office Hours:M: 5 pm – 6 pmTF: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Technicalities(2)

- Locations:
- JILA tower A709
- phone 492-7841
- email weberjm@jila.colorado.edu
- web site: http://jila.colorado.edu/weberlabs/course-CHEM4531.html

- Exam schedule:
- Two-hour exams: February 10, March 10, April 14 5-7 pm OR 6-8 pm, locations TBA
- Final Exam: date, time, and location TBA

Technicalities(3)

- Problem sets (homework):
- usually handed out (i.e. posted on course web site) on Wednesdays, to be returned the following Wednesdays before class
- homework will be graded by graduate student TA (TBN)
- credits accumulated over the semester determine your homework performance grade. Everyone may drop one homework assignment without penalty.

- Travel: Due to conference travel, I will not give lectures on Feb. 2 and Feb 28. Another instructor may give the lectures in my stead. As the 2-hr exams are held outside of class hours, some class hours may be cancelled. At this time it is likely that there will be no lectures on Feb. 1, 28

Technicalities(4)

- Additional lectures (voluntary):Cover some material in more depth, review some math and physics, do some computer experiments to enhance learning. Some Thursdays 6 pm – 7 pm, will be announced
- Final grades:
- homework performance: 40%
- clicker questions (participation) 5%
- average of the two-hour-exams: 30%
- final exam: 25%

Technicalities(5)

- Textbooks:Required: Donald A. McQuarrie “ Physical Chemistry”Please note that reading material will be part of homework and relevant for exams.Optional: James R. Barrante “Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry”
- Science Education ResearchHow do people learn quantum mechanics? Program funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate student researcher in charge: Marta Maron Your cooperation will help future generation of students I will not see individual results from your input, only class average

- Clicker Questions and PowerPoint Slides will be put on the course web site!
- Homework Assignments This Week
- Read McQuarrie & Simon, Chapters 1, A, 2, B before Wednesday, January 19
- Problem Set 1: Mathematicsdue before class on Friday, January 14
- Problem Set 2 will be posted on Wednesday, January 12due before class on Wednesday, January 19
- Additional Lecture This Week:
- A Refresher on Complex Numbers

MASTERY OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE (Graduate Course?!?)

From QM to Thermodynamics on a Molecular Level:

Statistical Mechanics

Spectroscopy

Molecular Bonding

Multielectron Atoms

The QM Description of the H-Atom

Vibrating Molecules:

The QM Harmonic Oscillator

Rotating Molecules:

The QM Rigid Rotator

Developing the Vocabulary of Quantum Mechanics: The Particle in a Box

Where Classical Physics Fails …

H

H

l

Electromagnetic Spectrum

- MW ovens (2.45 GHz):
- = 12.2 cm

- Remote controls
- = 980 nm

- KBCO (97.3 MHz):
- = 3.08 m
- KVOD (88.1 MHz):
- l = 3.33 m