Lecture 15: Electromagnetic Radiation
Reading: Zumdahl 12.1 & 12.2
Problems for Extra Practice
21, 23, 25, 29 (Chapter 12)
Electrolytic cells: an example of nonspontaneous electron flow
Electromagnetic radiation (12.1)
The nature of
T h e S o la r F lu x
Planets further from the Sun than the Earth should
be colder since the receive less solar heating
S o la r P o w e r A t E a r th
If the Earth intercepted all of the Suns energy, the oceans would
evaporate in 10 seconds.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
Topics: Quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical
Grading: Three exams worth 75%, ACS certified
comprehensive (over all p.chem) final worth 25%.
You are strongly encouraged to read In Search of
Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Ch. 14)
Atomic Structure & Quantum Mechanics
Chemistry of atoms & molecules depends on number
and arrangement of electrons around nuclei.
Electronic structure of atoms & molecules can be
understood using ideas of quantum mechan