Physical Chemistry I OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Chemistry Class by MIT on Quantum Mechanics

Published Jan 31, 2009

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'Physical Chemistry I' is a free OpenCourseWare from MIT. This course acts as an undergraduate-level introduction to quantum mechanics and related topics, including wave functions and molecular orbit theory. This class is intended for any student interested in studying Chemistry, Physics or other, related fields.

Physical Chemistry I: Course Specifics

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Physical Chemistry I: Course Description

Designed as an introduction to quantum mechanics, 'Physical Chemistry I' offers an examination of many topics, including quantum theory and wave mechanics. Taught at MIT by Professors Robert Guy Griffin and Troy Van Voorhis, the course presents an in-depth investigation of atomic structure as well as the periodic table. A portion of the class is dedicated to the historical evolution of Chemistry. The course concludes with discussions of molecular orbital theory and spectroscopy. This undergraduate-level course is offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Chemistry.

Course materials include lecture notes, exams, class assignments and reading lists. To learn more, visit the physical chemistry course page.

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