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CHEM 5384-001 Spring 2016

Physical Chemistry II

MWF 10:00AM – 10:50, FOSC 152

Instructor: W. Horsthemke, FOSC 313

Last updated May 7, 2016

Class Info | Announcements | Handouts and Lecture Notes | Homework | Formulae Sheets | Web Sites and Literature

CHEM 5384-001 Class Info

This course is the continuation of CHEM 5383.
Office Hours
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon & 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM, Friday 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM, Tuesdays before a test 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon & 2:00 – 4:00 PM, and by appointment. No office hours on test days.

Required textbook: P. Atkins and J. de Paula: Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Structure, and Change, 10th ed., (W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2014), ISBN: 9781429290197, and the Student Solutions Manual.

You need a simple "scientific" calculator for this class. Smart phones, iPods, iPads, laptops or other portable computing devices are not permitted during exams. If the screen of your device is larger than 6 square inches or if the device has a (mini-) typewriter keyboard, the calculator will not be allowed.

For complete information about this class, please consult the First-Day Handout in the Handouts section below.


Office Hours during Finals Week: Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Thursday, May 5, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM; and Friday, May 6, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Final: Tuesday, May 10, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM; covers Sets 7 and 8.

Handouts and Lecture Notes

Handouts and lecture notes are available in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).

First Day: First-Day Handout (Syllabus)   pchem2hndout2016.pdf

Small collection of mathematical formulae formulae.pdf

Lecture Notes (The notes do not include problems worked in class.):

Set 1: Chapter 7A, 7B, 8A.1 – 8A.3: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics   PC2Set1.pdf

Set 2: Chapter 7C and 8A.4: Quantum Mechanics: Foundations and Applications   PC2Set2.pdf

Set 3: Chapter 8B & 8C: Quantum Mechanics: Vibrational and Rotational Motion   PC2Set3.pdf

Set 4: Chapter 9A & 9C.1: The Hydrogen Atom   PC2Set4.pdf

Set 5: Chapter 9B.1 & 9B.2, 9C.2: Multielectron Atoms   PC2Set5.pdf

Set 6: Chapter 10B & 10C, 13A.1 & 13A.2: Diatomic Molecules   PC2Set6.pdf

Set 7: Chapter 11A.1, 12B – 12E: Molecular Spectroscopy: Rotational and Vibrational Spectra   PC2Set7.pdf

Set 8: Chapters 15: Statistical Thermodynamics   PC2Set8.pdf

Set 9: Chapter 1B, 19A, 19C: Molecules in Motion   PC2Set9.pdf

Homework: End-of-Chapter Problems

You should work all of the exercises and problems listed below.

Set 1: Exercises: 7A.2(a), 7A.5(a), 7A.6(a), 7A.7(a), 7A.8(a), 7A.9(a), 7A.11(a), 7B.3(a), 8A.3(a), 8A.4(a), 8A.8(a), 8A.9(a), 8A.11(a), 8A.12(a). Problems: 7A.1, 7A.9, 7B.1, 7B.3, 7B.4, 8A.1, 8A.2, 8A.3.

Set 2: Exercise: 7B.4(a), 7B.5(a), 7C.2(a), 7C.3(a), 7C.4(a), 7C.5(a), 7C.6(a), 7C.8(a), 7C.9(a), 8A.1(a), 8A.2(a), 8A.5(a), 8A.6(a), 8A.13(a). Problems: 7C.3, 7C.5, 7C.7, 7C.9, 7C.10, 7C.15, 8A.8.

Set 3: Exercises: 8B.1(a), 8B.2(a), 8B.3(a), 8B.4(a), 8B.6(a), 8B.7(a), 8B.8(a), 8C.1(a), 8C.2(a), 8C.3(a), 8C.4(a), 8C.5(a), 8C.6(a), 8C.8(a). Problems: 7B.7, 8B.1, 8B.5, 8B.6 [first part only], 8B.11, 8C.1, 8C.3, 8C5, IA8.5.

Set 4: Exercises: 9A.1(a), 9A.2(a), 9A.3(a), 9A.4(a), 9A.5(a), 9A.6(a), 9A.7(a), 9A.8(a), 9A.9(a), 9C.1(a), 9C.2(a), 9C.3(a), 9C.4(a). Problems: 7B.5, 9A.1, 9A.5, 9A.7, 9A.11, 9C.1, 9C.3, 9C.8.

Set 5: Exercises: 9C.5(a), 9C.6(a), 9C.7(a), 9C.8(a), 9C.9(a), 9C.10(a), 9C.11(a), 9C.12(a). Problems: 9C.6, 9C.9

Set 6: Exercises: 10B.1(a), 10B.2(a), 10B.4(a), 10C.1(a), 10C.2(a), 10C.3(a), 10C.4(a), 10C.5(a), 10C.6(a), 10D.1(a), 10D.3(a), 13A.2(a); Problems: 10C.3.

Set 7: Exercises: 12B.1(a), 12B.4(a), 12B.5(a), 12C.1(a), 12C.2(a), 12C.3(a), 12C.4(a), 12C.5(a), 12C.6(a), 12C.7(a), 12C.8(a), 12D.2(a), 12D.3(a), 12D.4(a), 12D.5(a), 12D.6(a), 12E.1(a), 12E.2(a), 12E.6(a); Problems: 12C.1, 12C.3, 12C.9, 12D.1, 12D.7, 12D.9, 12D.15

Set 8: Exercises: 15A.1(a), 15A.2(a) (i) & (ii), 15A.3(a), 15A.4(a), 15A.5(a), 15A.6(a), 15B.1(a), 15B.2(a), 15B.3(a), 15B.4(a), 15B.9(a), 15B.10(a), 15B.11(a), 15B.12(a), 15B.13(a), 15C.1(a), 15C.5(a)*, 15C.6(a)*, 15C.7(a)* [* = Only work the first part of these problems, i.e., evaluate the mean vibrational energy.], 15C.8(a), 15E.1(a), 15E.2(a), 15E.3(a), 15E.5(a), 15E.6(a), 15E.7(a), 15F.1(a), 15F.2(a), 15F.3(a); Problems: 15A.1, 15B.3, 15B.5, 15B.7, 15C.2*, 15E.1* [* = You do not need to plot], 15E.11.

Set 9: Exercises: 1B.1(a), 1B.2(a), 1B.3(a), 1B.4(a), 1B.5(a), 1B.6(a), 19A.1(a), 19A.2(a), 19A.3(a), 19A.4(a), 19A.69a), 19A.7(a), 19C.1(a), 19C.5(a), 19C.6(a)19C.7(a), 19C.8(a); Problems: 19A.3.

Formulae Sheets for Tests

Formulae sheets will be updated about one week before each test.

Test1 2016

Test2 2016

Test3 2016

Final 2016

Web Sites and Literature

Web site for Atkins and de Paula: Physical Chemistry, 10th ed., with Living Graphs and links to Physical Chemistry on the Web.

The HyperPhysics web site contains a variety of modules that briefly present important concepts and experiments. The photoelectric effect and the Davisson-Germer experiment, for example, can be found in the Quantum Mechanics module.

A brief description and explanation of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Brief biography of Planck

L. de Broglie, Recherches sur la théorie des quanta, PhD thesis, Faculté des Sciences de Paris, (1924)

Brief biography of Schrödinger.
E. Schrödinger, Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem Ann. Phys., 384, 361-376 (1926).
E. Schrödinger, An Undulatory Theory of the Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules Phys. Rev., 28, 1049-1070 (1926).

Brief biography of Sackur and Tetrode

Alastair Rae: Quantum Physics: Illusion or Reality? 2nd ed., (Cambridge Univ Press, 2004)   Very readable book about the main conceptual problems of quantum mechanics, the measurement problem and non-locality, and the various interpretations of quantum theory, Copenhagen interpretation, many-worlds interpretation, …

Fundamental Physical Constants and International System of Units   National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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