CH 107 : Physical Chemistry


Schrodinger equation, Origin of quantization, Born interpretation of wave function, Hydrogen atom: solution to f-part, Atomic orbitals, many electron atoms and spin orbitals. Chemical bonding: MO theory: LCAO molecular orbitals, Structure, bonding and energy levels of diatomic molecules. Concept of sp, sp2 and sp3 hybridization; Bonding and shape of many atom molecules; IntermolecularForces; Potential energy surfaces-Rates of reactions; Steady state approximation and its applications; Concept of pre-equilibrium; Equilibrium and related thermodynamic quantities.

Text References

1) P. Atkins and J. de Paula, Atkins Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 8th edition, 2006.
2) I. N. Levine, Physical Chemistry,  5th edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2002.
3) D. A. McQuarrie and J.D. Simon, Physical Chemistry - a molecular approach, Viva Books Pvt. Ltd. (1998).