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Quantum Chemistry of Atoms and Molecules

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

The course introduces students to quantum Chemistry. The syllabus is as follows.
Black body radiation. Failure of classical mechanics. Marsden experiment and Rutherford theory. Hydrogen atom spectrum. Bohr Sommerfeld theory. Uncertainty principle. Wave particle duality. Schrodinger equation. Postulates of quantum mechanics. Born approximation. Origin of quantization: Particle in a box, particle in a ring. Hydrogen atom. Atomic orbitals. Many electron atoms. Introduction to spin. Slater determinants. Self consistent fields. Valence bond and molecular orbital theories. Molecular orbitals of homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecules. VSEPR. Molecular orbital and Valence bond approaches to polyatomic molecules. Hybrid orbitals. Huckel theory. Introduction to approximation methods. Scope of further study.
INTENDED AUDIENCE :
Chemistry, Physics, 1st year Engineering
PREREQUISITES :None
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :None

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Black body radiation. Failure of classical mechanics. Marsden experiment and Rutherford theory. Week 2: Hydrogen atom spectrum. Bohr Sommerfeld theory. Uncertainty principle. Wave particle duality.Week 3: Schrodinger equation. Born approximation.Week 4: Postulates of quantum mechanics. Introduction to operator algebra.Week 5: Origin of quantization: Particle in a box, particle in a ring.Week 6: Hydrogen atom.Week 7: Atomic orbitals. Orbital approximation and its limitation. Effective nuclear charge.Week 8: Introduction to spin. Slater determinants. Self consistent fields.Week 9: Valence bond and molecular orbital theories. Molecular orbitals of homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecules. Week 10:VSEPR. Molecular orbital and Valence bond approaches to polyatomic molecules. Hybrid orbitals.Week 11:Huckel theory.Week 12:Introduction to approximation methods. Scope of further study.

Taught by

Prof. Anindya Datta

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