Chemistry 140B: Physical Chemistry II Lecture

 

Spring 2014

Tues, Thurs 1:00 – 2:15 PM

Sequoia Hall 450 

 

Benjamin Gherman

Office Hours: Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

(and by appointment, made 24 hrs ahead)

E-mail: ghermanb@csus.edu

Office: Sequoia Hall 416-C

 

 

 

Announcements

Ø        1/4/14:  Course textbooks for the spring:

1.      Required:  “Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics” by Engel and Reid, 3rd edition (ISBN:  0-321-76618-0)  -- from Chem140A

(accompanying Student Solutions Manual, 3rd edition (ISBN: 0-321-76684-9) is recommended)

2.      Required:  “Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy” by Engel, 3rd edition (ISBN 0-321-76619-9)

(accompanying Student Solutions Manual, 3rd edition (ISBN: 0-321-71043-6) is recommended)

Ø        1/4/14:  A tentative course syllabus has now been posted.

 

 

Course Information

Ø        Syllabus (click here for PDF version)

Ø        Lecture Schedule

Ø        Powerpoint content from lectures, listed by day.

   

 

Handouts

Ø        2/11/14:  The particle-in-a-box as a standing wave.

Ø        2/18/14:  Example problems for the particle-in-a-box. 

Ø        3/6/14:  Summary of rigid rotor model for rotation. 

Ø        3/18/14:  Extra hydrogen-atom example problem with integration by parts.

Ø        3/18/14:  Extra hydrogen-atom example problem showing two wave functions are orthogonal.

Ø        4/1/14:  Practice problem with the Sz operator and the ground state of He.

Ø        4/3/14:  Trends in atomic properties.

Ø        4/15/14:  Practice problem with molecular orbital coefficients.

Ø        4/17/14:  Practice problem with molecular orbital configurations.

Ø        4/22/14:  Practice problem with Bent’s Rules.

Ø        5/8/14:  Practice problem with vibrational partition functions.

 

   

 

Supplementary Information

Topic

Internet Link(s)

Feynman Video Lectures

http://vega.org.uk/video/subseries/8

“Teleportation Milestone Achieved”

http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/090123-teleportation-atoms.html

“Scientists Take Quantum Steps Toward Teleportation”

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128910996&sc=fb&cc=fp

Stern-Gerlach experiment

http://rugth30.phys.rug.nl/quantummechanics/stern.htm

Tunneling

http://rugth30.phys.rug.nl/quantummechanics/tunnel.htm

 

Schrodinger’s Cat:  an epic poem and a remarkable cartoon.

 

 

Homework Assignments

Ø        Homework 1 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday, 2/4/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 2 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 2/11/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 3 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 2/18/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 4 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 3/4/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 5 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 3/11/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 6 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 3/18/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 7 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 4/8/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 8 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 4/15/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 9 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 4/22/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 10 (assignment – PDF)  due Tuesday 4/29/14

(solutions – PDF)

Ø        Homework 11 (assignment – PDF)  due Thursday 5/15/14

(solutions – PDF)

 

 

Quizzes

Ø        Quiz 1 – Thursday 2/6/14       (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 2 – Thursday 2/13/14     (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 3 – Thursday 3/6/14       (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 4 – Thursday 3/13/14     (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 5 – Thursday 4/10/14     (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 6 – Thursday 4/17/14     (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 7 – Thursday 4/24/14     (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 8 – Thursday 5/1/14       (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

Ø        Quiz 9 – Thursday 5/15/14     (quiz – PDF, solutions – PDF)

 

 Exams

Ø        Exam 1 – Thursday, 2/20/14   (exam – PDF, solutions – PDF)

o       topic checklist

o       practice problems and solutions

Ø        Exam 2 – Thursday 3/20/14    (exam – PDF, solutions – PDF)

o       topic checklist

o       equation sheet

o       practice problems and solutions

Ø        Exam 3 – Tuesday 5/6/14       (exam – PDF, solutions – PDF)

o       topic checklist

o       practice problems and solutions

Ø        Final Exam – Tuesday 5/20/14, 12:45pm-2:45pm

o       topic checklist

o       equation sheet

o       practice problems and solutions