Chemistry 120A Problem Set 3 (due February 12, 2010) 1. Problems 4-17, 4-20 and 4-24 in McQuarrie and Simon (M&S). 2. Two-state quantum mechanics. Many chemical systems are usefully approximated in terms of two quantum states. One class of examples is ill
Chemistry 120A Problem Set 1 (due January 27, 2010) 1. Problems 1-27 and 1-29 in McQuarrie and Simon (M&S). 2. Problems 2-7 and 2-10 in M&S. 3. In class we showed that for one dimension, dE/dt = 0 implies p = dV /dx i.e., f = ma. Now consider many dimensi
CHEM 120A Problem Set 1 Solutions
David Homan, Tara Yacovitch, Doran Bennett 1/27/2010
These solutions are intended to be a guide, or roadmap, to help you answer the homework questions, they are not intended to be step-by-step instructions. For this reaso
CHEM 135 Spring 2010 Problem Set 4 Due Thursday, March 11 at the beginning of class 1. An area of significant interest is the production of industrial feedstock chemicals through biofermentation processes. In one example, two molecules of pyruvate can be
Midterm 1 Solutions
2/26/2010
1. (a) Answer: iii and vii See problem set 3 question 2.b). Scoring: 7x 3.5y , where x are the number of correct answers and y are the number of incorrect answers. Note that negative scores were treated as 0. (b) Answer: ii a
Name February 26, 2010 Chemistry 120A Hour Examination Useful formulas Schrdingers time-dependent equation in one dimension: o i (x, t)/t = H (x, t), where is Plancks constant over 2 , H is the Hamiltonian operator, and (x, t) is the wave-function as a fu
CHEM 120A Problem Set 5 Solutions
David Homan, Doran Bennett, Tara Yacovitch 3/5/2010
1. Please see M&S Solution manual. 2. Please see M&S Solution manual. 3. We are looking for properties of the electron probability distribution for a hydrogen atom in a
CHEM 120A Problem Set 2 Solutions
David Homan, Tara Yacovitch, Doran Bennett 2/5/2010
1. The solution can be found in the McQuarrie Solutions manual. 2. (a) Here we must show that the stationary states for system are orthonormal. The stationary states are
Chemistry 120A Problem Set 6 (due March 17, 2010) 1. Problems 6-43, 6-44 and 6-45 in McQuarrie and Simon. These problems lead you through the textbooks treatment of orbital magnetization in the hydrogen atom. You might nd them helpful as background for Pr
Chemistry 120A Problem Set 5 (due March 5, 2010) 1. McQuarrie and Simons Problem 5-27. 2. McQuarrie and Simons Problems 6-17, 6-18, 6-29 and 6-34. 3. The stationary states of the hydrogen atom are atomic orbitals, and their spatial structure implies much
Chemistry 120A Problem Set 4 (due February 22, 2010) 1. McQuarrie and Simons Problems 5-38 through 5-43. Understanding how these problems are solved will be helpful for doing the subsequent exercises of this Problem Set. 2. Consider the three-dimensional
Chemistry 120A Problem Set 2 (due February 5, 2010) 1. Problem 3-28 in McQuarrie and Simon (M&S). 2. Consider the particle constrained to move on a circle for which you have found the stationary states in Problem 1. In this problem, suppose this particle