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By Roger Grinter

This publication explores the best way quantum thought has develop into vital to our figuring out of the behaviour of atoms and molecules. It seems on the approach within which this underlies such a lot of of the experimental measurements we make, how we interpret these experiments and the language which we use to explain our effects. It makes an attempt to supply an account of the quantum idea and a few of its purposes to chemistry.This publication is for researchers engaged on experimental features of chemistry and the allied sciences in any respect degrees, from complicated undergraduates to skilled study venture leaders, wishing to enhance, by means of self-study or in small research-orientated teams, their knowing of the ways that quantum mechanics may be utilized to their difficulties. The e-book additionally goals to supply helpful history fabric for academics of quantum mechanics classes and their scholars.

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The Schr¨odinger method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An electron on a ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Hamiltonian operator for the electron on a ring . . 2 Solution of the Schr¨odinger equation . . . . . . . 3 The acceptable eigenfunctions . . . . . . . . . H¨uckel’s (4N + 2) rule: aromaticity . . . . . . . . . . 2) . . . . . . . . An electron in a linear box . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The acceptable eigenfunctions .

2 The acceptable eigenfunctions . . . . . . . . . 3 Boundary conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . The linear and angular momenta of electrons confined within a one-dimensional box or on a ring . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The linear momentum of an electron in a box . . . . 2 The angular momentum of an electron on a ring . . . The eigenfunctions of different operators . . . . . . . . Eigenfunctions, eigenvalues and experimental measurements . . More about measurement: the Heisenberg uncertainty principle .

3 Linear momentum, pˆ x . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Kinetic energy, Wˆ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Angular momentum, Lˆ . . . . . . . . . . . Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bibliography and further reading . . . . . . . . . . . Problems for Chapter 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Quantum in Chemistry R. Grinter  2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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