CHEM 361
Quantum Chemistry and Chemical Dynamics Spring 2024
Division III

Class Details

This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics which serves as the basis for understanding atomic and molecular structure as well as spectroscopic methods. This leads to a discussion of chemical kinetics and molecular reaction dynamics in the gas phase and in solution.Computational chemistry methods are used to illustrate chemical concepts, to interpret experimental data, and to extend hypotheses. Applications of these principles are chosen from contemporary research fields, including polymer chemistry, photochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and solid and liquid state chemistry. Quantitative laboratory experiments and consultation with the scientific literature provide the background necessary for carrying out an independent theoretical or experimental project.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory
Limit: 16; 8/lab
Expected: 16
Class#: 3142
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, problem sets, exams, and laboratory work
Prerequisites: CHEM 155 or CHEM 256; or CHEM 200
Enrollment Preferences: seniors, then juniors
Distributions: Division III

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