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http://ocw.mit.edu 5.80 SmallMolecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics
Fall 2008 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms. MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Chemistry 5.76 Spring 1987 Problem Set #1
Due February 23, 1987
Problems 14 deal with material from the February 11, 1987 Lecture. A lot of background material is
provided. These problems illustrate nontext material dealing with 2 × 2 secular equations, perturbation
theory, transition probabilities, quantum mechanical interference eﬀects, and atomic L–S–J vs. ji − j2 − J
limiting cases. Problems 58 are standard textbook problems, more basic, and much easier than 14.
5. J. I. Steinfeld (2nd Ed.), p. 36, #2
(a) Given the matrix elements of the coordinate x for a harmonic oscillator
�
�
ψ� xψ� dx = 0
unless v� = v ± 1
�v xv � =
v
v
and
�v + 1 xv� = (2β)−1/2 (v + 1)1/2 ,
�v − 1 xv� = (2β)−1/2 (v)1/2 ,
where β = 4π2 mν/h where ν = 21π (k/m)1/2 and v is the vibrational quantum number. Evaluate
the nonzero matrix elements of x2 , x3 , and x4 ; that is, evaluate the integrals
�
r�
ψv xr ψv� d x
�v x v � =
for r = 2, 3, and 4 (without actually doing the explicit integrals, of course!).
(b) From the results of (a), evaluate the average values of x, x2 , x3 , and x4 in the vth vibrational
� �2
state. Is it true that x2 = ( x)2 , or that x4 = x2 ? What conclusions can you draw about the
results of a measurement of x in the vth vibrational state?
6. J. I. Steinfeld (2nd Ed.), p. 74, #1
In the spectrum of rubidium, an alkali metal, the shortwavelength limit of the diﬀuse series is 4,775
Å. The lines of the ﬁrst doublet in the principal series (52 P3/2 → 52 S1/2 and 52 P1/2 → 52 S1/2 ) have
wavelengths of 7,800 Å and 7,947 Å, respectively.
(a) By means of term symbols, write a general expression for the doublets of the sharp series,
giving explicitly the possible values for n, the principal quantum number.
(b) What is the spacing in cm−1 of the ﬁrst doublet in the sharp series? Problem Set #1 Spring, 1987 Page 2 (c) Compute the ﬁrst ionization potential of rubidium in cm−1 and electron volts (eV).
7. J. I. Steinfeld (2nd Ed.), p. 74, #2
In the ﬁrst transition row of the periodic table there is a regular trend in ground state multiplicities
from calcium (singlet) to manganese (sextet) to zinc (singlet), with one exception.
(a) Why does the multiplicity rise to a maximum and then fall?
(b) Explain the discontinuity shown by chromium (atomic number 24).
(c) Niobium, the element under vanadium in the second transition row, also shows a discontinuity
in multiplicity, though vanadium does not. Explain.
8. J. I. Steinfeld (2nd Ed.), p. 75, #7
Evaluate the transition dipole moment matrix element between the (n = 1, � = 0, m = 0[1 2 S]) and
the (n = 2, � = 1, m = 1[2 2 P]) states of atomic hydrogen. The wave functions are ψ100 =
ψ211 = 1 π1/2 a3/2
0 e−r/a0 Y00 (θ, φ), 1
4(2π)1/2 a5/2
0 re−r/2a0 Y11 (θ, φ), neglecting electron and nuclear spin. Remember that the dipole operator is a 3–vector,
ˆ
µ = e0 r = e0 (ˆ sin θ cos φ + ˆ sin θ sin φ + k cos θ).
i
j Transition Amplitudes for np2 ← n p n’s Transitions in the L–S–J Limit
�∞
−1/2
µ ≡ −e 3
Rnp rRn� s dr
Condon & Shortley, p. 245.
0 Condon & Shortley, p. 247 give all non–zero transition amplitudes:
�
�
p2 1 Sµ sp 1 P1 = −(20)1/2 µ
�
�
p2 1 Dµ sp 1 P1 = +10µ
�
�
p2 3 P0 µ sp 3 P1 = −(20)1/2 µ
�
�
p2 3 P1 µ sp 3 P0 = −(20)1/2 µ
�
�
p2 3 P1 µ sp 3 P1 = +(15)1/2 µ
�
�
p2 3 P1 µ sp 3 P2 = −5µ
�
�
p2 3 P2 µ sp 3 P1 = −5µ
�
�
p2 3 P2 µ sp 3 P2 = +(75)1/2 µ. Problem Set #1 Spring, 1987 Page 3 All other transition amplitudes are zero, most notably:
� �
p2 3 P0 µ sp 3 P0 = 0 because there is no way to add one unit of photon angular momentum to initial state J = 0 to make a ﬁnal
state J = 0.
Energy Levels for n p2 and n pn s in the L–S–J Basis Set
In the L–S–J limit, for p2 (see Condon & Shortley, pp. 198, 268):
S0 F0 + 10F2
P0
F0 − 5F2
ee
3
F0 − 5F2
H = P1
3
F0 − 5F2
P2
1
D2
F0 + F2
1
3 S0
0
−21/2 ζ
3
P0 −21/2 ζ
−ζ
3
−1ζ
= P1
2
1
3
P2
ζ
2−1/2 ζ
2
1
D2
2−1/2 ζ
0
1 HSO So we have three eﬀectivce Hamiltonians for (np)2 .
�
�
�
�
�F + 10F
�Δ
�0
�
� 0 V0 �
�
5
1
−2−1/2 ζ �
2
H(0) = �
� −2−1/2 ζ F − 5F − ζ � = F0 + F2 − ζ + �V −Δ �
�
�
�
�
�
�0
2
2
0
2
0�
15
1
Δ0 =
F2 + ζ
V0 = −2+1/2 ζ
2
2
1
H(1) = F0 − 5F2 − ζ
2
�
�
�
�F − 5F + ζ /2 2−1/2 ζ �
�
�−Δ
�0
�
� 2 V2 �
�
1
2
� = F0 − 2F2 + ζ + �
�
H(2) = �
�
�V
�
�
� 2 +Δ2 �
�
2−1/2 ζ
F0 + F2 �
4
1
Δ2 = 3F2 − ζ
V2 = 2−1/2 ζ.
4
Similarly, for the s p conﬁguration
P2 F 0 − G 1 + 1 ζ
2
3
P1
F0 − G1 − 1 ζ 2−1/2 ζ
2
H= 1
P1
2−1/2 ζ
F0 + G1
3
P0
F0 − G1 − ζ
3 Problem Set #1 Spring, 1987 Page 4 and there are three eﬀective Hamiltonians for (n� s)(np)
H(0) = F0 − G1 − ζ
�
�−Δ V �
�
�
1
1�
�
H(1) = F0 − ζ + � 1
�V
� 1 Δ1 �
�
4
1
H(2) = F0 − G1 + ζ .
2 1
Δ1 = G1 + ζ ,
4 V1 = 2−1/2 ζ Now we are ready to discuss the energy level diagram and relative intensities of all spectral lines for
transitions between (np)2 ← (n� s)(np) conﬁgurations. The relevant parameters are
F0 (np n p)  F0 (n� s n p) ≡ ΔF0 (diﬀerence in repulsion energy for n p by
n p vs. n p by n� s; ΔF0 > 0 if n� = n). ζ (np) (spinorbit parameter for n p; same for both conﬁgurations)
ζ > 0 by deﬁnition. F2 (np n p) (quadrupolar repulsion between two n p electrons) F2 > 0. G1 (n� s n p) (exchange integral) G1 > 0. µ (np ← n� s transition moment integral). All spectral line frequencies and intensities may be derived from these 5 fundamental electronic constants.
Note that there are 5 L–S–J terms in n p2 and 4 L–S–J terms in n p n’s, in principle giving rise to a “transition
array” consisting of 5 × 4 transitions. The 5 parameters determine 20 frequencies and 20 intensities! We
are not limited to the L–S–J or the j1 − j2 − J limit.
1. Construct level diagrams for p2 and s p at the L–S–J limit (ζ = 0), the j − j limit (F2 = 0 for p2 ,
G1 = 0 for sp), and at several intermediate values of ζ /F2 or ζ /G1 . This sort of diagram is called a
“correlation diagram”. For graphical purposes it is convenient to keep constant the quantity, which
determines the splitting between highest and lowest levels of p2 ,
225 2 15
9
F2 + (F2 )(ζ ) + ζ 2 ≡ ΔE ( p2 ),
4
2
4 and a similar quantity for s p, G2 +
1 92 1
ζ + (G1 )(ζ ) ≡ ΔE ( sp).
16
2 2. Use the ﬁrst order nondegenerate perturbation theory correction to the wavefunctions to compute
the intensities for p2 ← s p transitions near the L–S–J limit (ζ � F2 for p2 , ζ � G1 for s p). For Problem Set #1 Spring, 1987 Page 5 example, the “nominal” s p 1 P1 level becomes
H1 P1 3 P1 � 3 �
� sp P
�
1
0
0
E1 P1 − E3 P1
�
�
2−1/2 ζ � 3 �
� sp P .
�
�
= � sp 1 P1 +
1
1
2G1 + 2 ζ �
�‘ sp 1 P ’� = � sp 1 P � +
�
�
�
1
1 The transition probability is the square of the transition amplitude, so the “nominally forbidden”
transition p2 3 P1 ← s p 1 P1 has a transition probability
��
��2
�
�
2ζ 2
2
P(3 P1 ← 1 P1 ) = � ‘ sp 1 P1 ’ µ ‘ p2 3 P1 ’ � = �
�
�
�2 µ (15).
2G1 + 1 ζ
2
Note that, for the transitions between either of the two s p J = 1 levels and either of the two p2 J = 2
or J = 0 levels, the transition probability includes two amplitudes which must be summed before
squaring. This gives rise to quantum mechanical interference eﬀects. In fact, it is because of these
interference eﬀects that, in the j − j limit, (3/2, 3/2)2 ← (1/2, 1/2)1 and (1/2, 1/2)0 ← (1/2, 1/2)1
transitions become rigorously forbidden.
3. Condon and Shortley (p. 294) give the transformations from the L–S–J to the j1 − j2 − J basis set.
These transformed functions correspond to the functions that diagonalize HSO .
��
� �1/2
� �1/2
�3 �
�1 �
33
2
�P − 1
�D
2
�2
�2
p
=
22 2
3
3
��
� �1/2
� �1/2
�3 �
�1 �
31
1
�P + 2
�D
�2
�2
=
22 2
3
3
��
��
31
�
= � 3 P1
22 1
��
� �1/2
� �1/2
�1 �
�3 �
33
2
�S − 1
�P
�0
�0
=
22 0
3
3
��
� �1/2
� �1/2
�1 �
�3 �
11
1
�S + 2
�P
�0
�0
=
22 0
3
3
��
��
13
�
sp
= �3 P2
22 2
��
� �1/2
� �1/2
�1 �
�3 �
13
2
�P − 1
�P
�1
�1
=
22 1
3
3
��
� �1/2
� �1/2
�3 �
�3 �
11
1
�P + 2
�P
�1
�1
=
22 1
3
3
��
��
11
�
= �3 P0 .
22 0 Problem Set #1 Spring, 1987 Page 6 Construct the new p2 H(0), H(1), H(2) and s p H(0), H(1), H(2) matrices in the j − j basis using the
above transformations.
4. Use perturbation theory as in Problem 2 to compute the transition intensities near the j− j limit (F2 �
ζ or G1 � ζ ). You should discover that destructive interference starts to turn oﬀ the transitions that
will become the forbidden 3 P2 ← 1 P1 and 3 P0 ← 1 P1 transitions in the L–S–J limit. ...
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