PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

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Code
65156
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching, on the acquisition of knowledge related to the field physical-chemical, it aims at providing the basic tools of quantum mechanics and its applications in the chemical (eg in molecular spectroscopy). Will be provided the methodological tools and the basic language of quantum chemistry, that will put the student in a position to understand and reinterpret, in a formal way, the basic understanding of chemistry (chemical bonding, wave function, interaction radiation / matter, etc...). Furthermore the teaching aims to develop the student's abilities and skills, enabling him to draw connections between the concepts acquired with the basic knowledge in the chemical, and the ability to address problems using the formal tools of quantum mechanics.

Teaching methods

Traditional lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Introduction to quantum mechanics.
  • The Schrödinger equation and postulates of quantum mechanics.
  • Quantum mechanics applied  to simple systems.
  • Approximate methods for solving Schrödinger equation.
  • The atomic structure.
  • The molecular structure.
  • Applications of quantum mechanics in molecular spectroscopy.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

P. W. Atkins, J. De Paula, Chimica Fisica, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2004.

P. W. Atkins, R. Friedman, Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Optional:

James R. Barrante, Applied Mathematics for Physical Chemistry

Donald A. McQuarrie, Mathematics for Physical Chemistry

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: All days, by appointment.

Exam Board

MASSIMO OTTONELLI (President)

MARINA RUI (President)

MARCELLA PANI

MAURIZIO FERRETTI

MARIA CARNASCIALI

MARINA ALLOISIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lessons

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

It is evaluated the depth and coherence of the acquired knowledge on chemical and physical methods useful for the description of chemical systems (atoms or molecules) combined with the ability to apply the chemical and physical methods studied, in specific cases. The oral examination is always conducted by two faculty members and has a duration of at least 30 minutes.