Lecture 1. Course introduction, Size and Scale, classical mechanics (Newton’s laws of motion, trajectories, waves, electromagnetism, kinetic and potential energy)
Lecture 2. Failures of classical physics, spectra, quantization, photelectric effect, electron diffraction, deBroglie.
Lecture 3. Quantum mechanics - wavefunctions, Born interpretation, normalization, 3 dimensions. Restrictions on the wavefunction, operators, Schrodinger, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
Lecture 4. Particle in a box.
Lecture 5. Hydrogen atom spectra, angular momentum. H atom - Solution to the Schrodinger equation, spin.
Lecture 6. s, p and d orbitals, radial distribution functions. Many electron atoms. Pauli exclusion principle.
Lecture 7. Penetration and shielding, Aufbau, Hund, periodic table, ionization energies. Chemical bonding, Valence bond model, hybridization.
Lecture 8. MO Theory, bonding and antibonding orbitals, homonuclear diatomics, bond order and magnetism, heteronuclear diatomics, electronegativity, frontier orbitals.
Lecture 9. Ideal Gas Law, Kinetic theory of gases, Maxwell Boltzmann distribution, intermolecular forces.
Lecture 10. Polarizability, induced dipoles and dispersion interactions, hydrogen bonding. Modes of energy storage - translation, rotation, vibration, electronic energy, heat capacity, equipartition, the Boltzmann distribution, introduction to chemical thermodynamics.
Lecture 11. Heat and work, First Law of Thermodynamics, state functions, enthalpy, standard enthalpies, Hess’s law
Lecture 12. Defining equilibrium, entropy, second law, molecular basis of entropy,
Lecture 13. Helmholtz energy, Gibbs energy, chemical potential, chemical equilibria, equilibrium constants
15 minutes after class will be set aside for questions.