Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10420401E11276QUANTUM CHEMISTRYCompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the basic concepts of quantum mechanics and how these concepts are applied to chemical problems
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Armağan KINAL
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to understand the basic concepts of quantum mechanics
2To be able to solve problems by applying the basic principles of quantum chemistry to the model and real chemical systems
3To be able to understand the basis of spectroscopic methods with the help of Information based on quantum chemistry
4To be able to apply mathematical methods of quantum chemical problems
5To be able to think the chemical event on the molecular level
6To be able to gain ability thinking and asking questions about quantum chemistry
7To be able to perceive daily life applications of quantum chemistry
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to Quantum chemistry, observations leading to the birth of quantum mechanics, Bohr model, de Broglie hypothesis and the wave particle duality, Postulates of quantum mechanics, implementation of the postulates on the model and actual systems, particle in the box, harmonic oscillator, operators, Commutative property, the uncertainty principle, the hydrogen atom, general motion of diatomic molecules, angular momentum, spherical harmonics, the electron spin, and the approximate solution methods of multi-electron atoms, Pauli principle, Slater determinants, term symbols,Molecular orbital and valence bond theories
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Quantum chemistryProblem solving
2Observations leading to the birth of quantum mechanicsProblem solving
3Bohr model, de Broglie hypothesis and the wave particle dualityProblem solving
4Postulates of quantum mechanicsProblem solving
5Implementation of the postulates on the model and actual systemsProblem solving
6Harmonic oscillator, operatorsProblem solving
7Operators, Commutative property, the uncertainty principleProblem solving
8Midterm exam
9The hydrogen atomProblem solving
10The hydrogen atomProblem solving
11General motion of diatomic molecules, angular momentum, spherical harmonics, the electron spinProblem solving
12The approximate solution methods of multi-electron atomsProblem solving
13Pauli principle, Slater determinantsProblem solving
14Term symbolsProblem solving
15Molecular orbital and valence bond theories Problem solving
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book(s): I.N.Levine, “ Quantum Chemistry”, Prentice Hall (1999) Helper Book(s): 1.Zekiye ÇINAR, Kuantum Kimyası, Çağlayan Kitabevi,İstanbul, 1994 2.M.W.HANNA Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry, third Ed., Benjamin/Cummings pub Co., Massachusetts, 1981. 3.Mc.Quarrie, “Quantum Chemistry”, Mill Valley (1983)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Problem Solving14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination15050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
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