Quantum Chemistry Handouts

Quantum Chemistry III
In this lecture course, students learn time-dependent perturbation theory in quantum mechanics to describe time-dependent phenomena in chemistry. After learning about transition probabilities, they learn about quantization of the electromagnetic fields and photoabsorption and photoemission processes to understand there are two different photoemission processes called stimulated emission and spontaneous emission. They also learn molecular symmetry and group theory to classify symmetries of molecular species based on the point groups. They learn about the procedures for using the character tables to derive irreducible representations and symmetry-adapted eigenfunctions. Finally, after learning quantum mechanics of Raman scattering processes, they learn how the understanding of molecular symmetries is important in molecular spectroscopy.

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