    Course module   NWIMOL046  Category   BA (Bachelor)  Language of instruction   English  Offered by   Radboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;  Lecturer(s)     Academic year   2018   Period   KW3  (28/01/2019 to 07/04/2019) 
 Starting block   KW3  
 Course mode   fulltime  
 Remarks     Registration using OSIRIS   Yes  Course open to students from other faculties   Yes  Preregistration   No  Waiting list   No  Placement procedure    
      After this course, you  are able to carry out the basic analysis of quantummechanical energy levels and wavefunctions of the hydrogen atom
 can explain the structure of the periodic table, and are able to derive the electron configuration terms of the elements
 are able to apply matrix mechanics and perturbation theory to do quantum mechanical calculations
 know the quantummechanical description of rotations and the properties of the angular momentum operator


This course gives a broad introduction into the basics of quantum mechanics (QM) and its applications to the electronic structure of small systems. In part 2 we will extend the basic principles learned in part 1 to include rotations, and will combine all in the quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom. Using the solutions of the Schrodinger equation for the hydrogen as a basis, we will explain the electronic structure of the elements in terms of atomic orbitals, their possible configurations and terms, to make clear how the periodic table is formed.




• the hydrogen atom • spin, the Pauli exclusion principle • the periodic system • spinorbit coupling, term symbols • perturbation theory and the variational method • electronic transitions and selection rules • the BornOppenheimer approximation and the H2 molecule. 
Required course: Quantum Mechanics 1 (NWIMOL041) This is a course in the theme 'Physics and Mathematics'. 
   Required materialsBookD.A. McQuarrie, Quantum Chemistry, 2nd edition 2008, University Science Books 
ISBN  :   9781891389504 


Instructional modesLecture
 Response course
 Tutorial
 Zelfstudie

 TestsExamTest weight   1 
Test type   Exam 
Opportunities   Block KW3, Block KW4 


  
 
 