CHEM 3155 – Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics

An examination of nature from a quantum mechanical perspective. Students will explore what holds matter together, why matter takes up space, what determines chemical reactivity and how matter interacts with light. Topics will include chemical bonding, atomic and molecular structure, perturbation theory, variational theory, group theory, Hilbert space, and fundamental principles underlying computational chemistry as well as atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Lecture. Prerequisites: CHEM 1065, MATH 1324 and FYS 1104. IV