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Prof. Allan S.C. Cheung CYM Chemistry Bldg - Room 405 Tel: 2859-2155 E-mail: [email protected] CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry My research interests: 1. Laser spectroscopy – new molecules (small) of astrophysical and atmospheric importance (bonding and structure) (eg. Metal-oxides, -halides) 2 . Catalytic reactions – conversion of small organic molecules to hydrocarbons and PAHs on grain surface (reaction mechanisms) Astro-chemistry
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Aim: The course presents fundamental principles and applications on topics in quantum chemistry, which provides a solid foundation for students who are interested in carrying on their studies in the chemical sciences. CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
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Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this course, student should be able to: - understand and use the terminology and nomenclature in quantum chemistry and topics discussed in the course. - demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts in quantum mechanics (QM), atomic and molecular structure - understand elementary numerical procedures and the basic relationships of quantum mechanics and molecular systems. - hands-on experience of the applications of quantum mechanics to atomic and molecular systems . CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
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Continuous Assessments (30%) Laboratory Sessions (4 experiments) CYC- 203 & 205 (20%) Assignment and test (10%) 1 Assignment (3%) 1 mid-term test (7%) Examination (70%) One 2-hour examination CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
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Text book and references: 1. P. Atkins and J. de Paula, Physical Chemistry, 9 th Ed., Oxford, 2010 2. T. Engel & P. Reid, Physical Chemistry , 2 nd Ed. Pearson, 2009 3. D. A. McQuarrie, Quantum Chemistry , 2 nd Ed. University Science Books, 2008 . 4. I. N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry, 6 th Ed. Pearson, 2009 5. H. Eyring, J. Walter & G.E. Kimball, Quantum Chemistry , Wiley 1944 References: other books listed in the lecture notes Moodle – CHEM3541 CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
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Mathematics Background How many of you have - DSE - M1 and M2 ? - First year mathematics course (besides SCNC1111)? CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
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Mathematics tutorials (2-3 tutorials) 1. Vector & vector differential operators 2. Partial & total differentials 3. Complex number 4. Method of least squares 5. Matrices and Determinants * (if time permits) Not interested in proofs Mathematics as a language of science CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
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1. Lab. Briefing Class A Sept. 27 (Tue.) Class B Sept. 30 (Fri.) 2. Lab. Manual – Rm 203 CYM Chem. Bldg.( Sept. 13 ) 3. Mid-term test Oct. 25 ( Tue. ) Distribution: Class A - 52 and Class B - 51 students Any questions concerning the lab. session, please send an email to me and Mr. P.M. Yeung ([email protected]) CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry Announcement
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Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Chemistry Topics Background of Quantum Theory Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Angular Momentum Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Application to Different Systems CHEM3541 Physical Chemistry : Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
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