Undergraduate Catalog

CHE 331 Physical Chemistry Lecture I

This is the first course of a two-semester sequence. This course presents an introduction to quantum mechanics. It begins with an examination of the historical development of quantum theory, properties of particles and waves, wave mechanics, and applications to simple systems. It covers atomic structure and the Periodic Table and applications to chemical bonding including valence bond and molecular orbital theory, molecular structure, and spectroscopy.




Prerequisites: PHY 108 & 110; or PHY 152 & 154; and MAT 205 Co-requisite: CHE 333


Bachelors, Undergraduate