CHE-464 Physical Chemistry I

This is the first semester of a two-semester course sequence. This course will cover the quantum mechanical nature of matter starting with the hydrogen atom. A quantum mechanical perspective of chemical bonding will be developed for diatomic molecules. From these bases the methods for determining energy states of simple systems from QM origins will be derived and applied to show the origin and theory of spectroscopic techniques including IR, UV-Vis and NMR. The additional and required laboratory/recitation credit for this course will explore both computational and experimental physical chemistry concepts as well as develop more fully the mathematical techniques used in physical sciences. Prerequisites: CHE-141, CHE-142, MAT-175, PHY-271 and PHY-272. Corequisite: CHE-464L