Advanced Physical Chemistry

Module code: NS4008

Topics Covered

  • Mutual reliance of theory, statistical methods and spectroscopy
  • Schrödinger equation and the contributions to potential and kinetic energy
  • Molecular orbit theory
  • Symmetry of atomic and molecular wave funcations
  • Hückel theory
  • Classification of molecular motion
  • Partition functions
  • Interaction between light and matter
  • Quantum mechanics, spectroscopic principles and statistical thermodynamics

Learning

  • 33 hours of lectures
  • 4 hours of tutorials 
  • 113 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2.5 hours (60%)
  • Coursework (40%)