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Chemistry 4A Fall 2009: Course Outline. Reading and problems are from the two textbooks: Siska, (S) and Harris (H). Eg. Ch. 5 of Siska is written as S5 1. Introductory chemical bonding. 8/26: Chemical Reactions: Central Theme of Chemistry 8/28: Chemical Bonds: The World’s Energy Source Week 1 reading: S1, S5 Week 1 problems: S1: 6, 8, 21, 22, 26, 29, 31 S5: 2, 9, 12, 42, 43 2. Quantum concepts. 8/31: Necessity for quantum mechanics 9/2: . Bohr atom and atomic spectra 9/4: Waves, superposition and uncertainty Week 2 reading: S2 Week 2 problems: S2: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 15, 18, 22 9/7: Labor Day holiday (no lecture) 9/9: Schrodinger equation and quantum mechanics 9/11: Particle in a box Week 3 reading: S2, App. B, S3.5 Week 3 problems: S2: 23, 24, 30, 32 S3: 22, 23 (+ extras). 3. Atomic structure. 9/14: Energy levels of 1-electron atoms. 9/16: Energy levels of many-electron atoms, periodicity. 9/18: Mid-term 1 . Week 4 reading: S3, S4
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Unformatted text preview: Week 4 problems: S3: 1, 3, 8, 10, S4: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 4. Chemical bonding in molecules. 9/21: Valence bond wavefunctions and hybrid orbitals 9/23: LCAO approximation and chemical bonding 9/25: Homonuclear diatomic molecules Week 5 reading: S6 Week 5 problems: S6: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 22 9/28: Heteronuclear diatomics and polyatomics 9/30: Polyatomics; donor-acceptor complexes 10/2: Potential energy surfaces & modern molecular orbital methods Week 6 reading: S7 Week 6 problems: S7: 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 22, 27, 28, 30 5. Interaction of molecules and radiation. 10/5: Rotational energy levels and microwave spectra 10/7: Vibrational energy levels and infrared spectra 10/9: Photochemistry and photoelectron spectroscopy Week 7 reading: S8 Week 7 problems: S8: 1, 8, 12, 15, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29 6. Properties of gases. 10/12: Macroscopic perspective gas laws 10/14: Microscopic perspective kinetic theory 10/16: Mid-term 2 . Week 8 reading: S9 Week 8 problems:...
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