CHE*306*10 Description

Physical Chemistry II W/Lab

Quantum chemistry is the application of quantum mechanics to the field of chemistry. Topics included in the discussion of quantum chemistry are the early development of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanical models for molecular vibrations and rotations, and electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Spectroscopy is the study of the interactions of electromagnetic radiation with matter, and is the principal experimental tool used to investigate the predictions made using quantum mechanics. The laboratory exercises include spectroscopy experiments and the use of molecular modeling programs. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 112 and Mathematics 202. Co-requisite: Physics 112. (Offered annually: Spring) Must have taken/be taking CHE*112 and MAT*202