
Course unit
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2
SCO2045328, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Core courses 
CHIM/02 
Physical Chemistry 
7.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
2nd Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Practice 
1.0 
10 
15.0 
No turn 
Lecture 
6.0 
48 
102.0 
No turn 
Prerequisites:

Mathematics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physical Chemistry 1 
Target skills and knowledge:

Acquire the basic principles of quantum mechanics. Understand how quantum mechanics describes atoms, molecules and their energy states. Know the basic principles of the interaction between electromagnetic waves and matter. Understand the principles of absorption, emission and "scattering" spectroscopies. 
Examination methods:

One written exam followed by an oral interview. 
Assessment criteria:

Will be evaluated both the knowledge of the contents indicated in the following, and the general understanding of the physicochemical approach to the description of the atomic and molecular structure and to the interaction of such chemical species with electromagnetic radiation. 
Course unit contents:

The origin of quantum mechanics: experiments and basic theories of the discretization of the energy and the particlewave duality. Dynamics of molecular systems: the Schroedinger equation. Postulates of quantum mechanics. Quantistic models for translational, rotational and vibrational motions. Introduction to timeindependent perturbation theory. Quantummechanical solutions for the hydrogen atom. Spin angular momentum and states with different spin multiplicity. Variational principle and mean field theory for many electrons atoms. Spinorbit coupling. BornOppenheimer approximation. Chemical bond theories: molecular orbital theory and valence bond description. Molecular orbitals for polyatomic molecules: HÃ¼ckel method and mean field theories (HartreeFock and DFT). Electromagnetic radiationmatter interaction and mention to the timedependent perturbation theory. Introduction to rotational spectroscopy. Models for quantum mechanical vibration, and normal modes of vibration. Infrared spectroscopy and "scattering" Raman. Normal modes in polyatomic molecules. Electronic spectroscopy: absorption, fluorescence and phosphorescence. FrankCondon principle. Magnetic spectroscopy: principles of NMR and EPR. Scalar coupling J in NMR, its origin and its consequences on the NMR spectrum. Coupling of Fermi. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Classroom lessons carried out with the aid of the slide show. Some slides will be made available to the students.
Solution in classroom of numerical exercises on atomic and molecular systems with the theoretical tools covered in the lectures. Examples of theoretical approach to problems related to the course content. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Some of the slides projected in the classroom (those concerning topics covered not thoroughly in the text book) will be made available to the students. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula, Physical Chemistry. : Oxford University Press, 2010. ninth edition

Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula, Chimica Fisica. : Zanichelli, 2012. Quinta edizione italiana

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
 Matlab
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

