 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 apply the basic principles learned in part 1, to explain the electronic structure of elements, and thus the periodic table. In this course we treat the electronic structure of atoms in terms of atomic orbitals, their possible configurations and terms, to make clear how the periodic table is formed. 



• D.A. McQuarrie, Quantum Chemistry, 2nd edition 2008, University Science Books, ISBN13: 9781891389504  obligatory 
• 16 hours lecture • 8 hours question session • 32 hours problem session • 28 hours individual study period 
This course will be taught in English. 
• 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
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 TestsTentamenTest weight   1 
Opportunities   Block KW3, Block KW4 


 