After this course, you:
- are able to explain chemical bonding by using Quantum Chemicals Models
- are able to construct and solve molecular orbitals and wavefunctions of covalent, ionic and delocalized bonds using the MO Theory
- are able to create and use hybrid orbitals to describe chemical bonds using Valence Bond Theory
- can perform a Hückel calculation by applying symmetry in order to determine the binding energy and delocalization energy
The chemical bonding in molecules will be explained through quantum mechanics. To do this an introduction is given in Molecular orbital (MO) theory and valence bond (VB) theory. Also the relation between these theories will be discussed. The MO theory is applied to homo- and hetero-nuclear biatomics as well as multiple atomic molecules. Other topics are Pauli-principle, Slater determinants and localized vs delocalized bonds. We will discuss the construction and use of hybrid orbitals, and the Hückel model for describing conjugated bonds.
|Quantummechanics 1 and 2 (NWI-MOL041 and NWI-MOL046)
This is a course in the theme 'Physics and mathematics'.|