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Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

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ISBN-10: 0321615042

ISBN-13: 9780321615046

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Thomas Engel, Philip Reid

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This full-color, modern physical chemistry reference offers arresting illustrations that set it apart from others of its kind. The authors focus on core topics of physical chemistry, presented within a modern framework of applications. From Classical to Quantum Mechanics; The Schrouml;dinger Equation; The Quantum Mechanical Postulates; Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems; The Particle in the Box and the Real World; Commuting and Noncommuting Operators and the Surprising Consequences; A Quantum Mechanical Model for the Vibration and Rotation of Mole; The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules; The Hydrogen Atom; Many-Electron Atoms; Quantum States for Many-electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy; The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules; Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules; Electronic Spectroscopy; Computational Chemistry; Molecular Symmetry; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. A useful reference for chemistry professionals.
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Book details

List price: $108.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/17/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Thomas Engel has taught chemistry for more than 20 years at the University of Washington, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry and Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program. Professor Engel received his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He then spent 11 years as a researcher in Germany and Switzerland, in which time he received the Dr. rer. nat. habil. degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In 1980, he left the IBM research laboratory in Zurich to become a faculty member at the University of Washington. Professor Engel's research interests are in the area of surface chemistry, and he has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in this field. He has received the Surface Chemistry or Colloids Award from the American Chemical Society and a Senior Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which has allowed him to establish collaborations with researchers in Germany. He is currently working together with European manufacturers of catalytic converters to improve their performance for diesel engines. Philip Reid has taught chemistry at the University of Washington since he joined the chemistry faculty in 1995. Professor Reid received his bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1986, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, campus before moving to Washington. Professor Reid's research interests are in the areas of atmosphere chemistry, condensed-phase reaction dynamics, and nonlinear optical materials. He has published more than 70 articles in these fields. Professor Reid is the recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, is a Cottrell Scholar of the Research Corporation, and is a Sloan fellow.

From Classical to Quantum Mechanics
Why Study Quantum Mechanics?
Quantum Mechanics Arose Out of the Interplay of Experiments and Theory
Blackbody Radiation
The Photoelectric Effect
Particles Exhibit Wave-Like Behavior
Diffraction by a Double Slit
Atomic Spectra and the Bohr Model for the Hydrogen Atom
The Schrodinger Equation
What Determines If a System Needs to Be Described Using Quantum Mechanics?
Classical Waves and the Nondispersive Wave Equation
Waves Are Conveniently Represented as Complex Functions
Quantum Mechanical Waves and the Schrodinger Equation
Solving the Schrodinger Equation: Operators, Observables, Eigenfunctions, and Eigenvalues
The Eigenfunctions of a Quantum Mechanical Operator Are Orthogonal
The Eigenfunctions of a Quantum Mechanical Operator Form a Complete Set
Summing Up the New Concepts
The Quantum Mechanical Postulates
The Physical Meaning Associated with the Wave Function
Every Observable Has a Corresponding Operator
The Result of an Individual Measurement
The Expectation Value
The Evolution in Time of a Quantum Mechanical System
Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems
The Free Particle
The Particle in a One-Dimensional Box
Two- and Three-Dimensional Boxes
Using the Postulates to Understand the Particle in the Box and Vice Versa
The Particle in the Box and the Real World
The Particle in the Finite Depth Box
Differences in Overlap between Core and Valence Electrons
Pi Electrons in Conjugated Molecules Can Be Treated as Moving Freely in a Box
Why Does Sodium Conduct Electricity and Why Is Diamond an Insulator?
Tunneling through a Barrier
The Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Tunneling in Chemical Reactions 5.8
(Supplemental) Quantum Wells and Quantum Dots
Commuting and Noncommuting Operators and the Surprising Consequences of Entanglement
Commutation Relations
The Stern-Gerlach Experiment
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
(Supplemental) The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Expressed in Terms of Standard Deviations
(Supplemental) A Thought Experiment Using a Particle in a Three-Dimensional Box
(Supplemental) Entangled States, Teleportation, and Quantum Computers
A Quantum Mechanical Model for the Vibration and Rotation of Molecules
Solving the Schrodinger Equation for the Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator
Solving the Schrodinger Equation for Rotation in Two Dimensions
Solving the Schrodinger Equation for Rotation in Three Dimensions
The Quantization of Angular Momentum
The Spherical Harmonic Functions
(Optional Review) The Classical Harmonic Oscillator
(Optional Review) Angular Motion and the Classical Rigid Rotor
(Supplemental) Spatial Quantization
The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecu