Calendar

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Symmetry Elements and Operations
2 Operator Properties and Mathematical Groups
3 Similarity Transforms, Classes and Representations
4 Characters and Character Tables
5 Molecular Point Groups I
6 Molecular Point Groups II Problem set 1 due
7 LCAO and Hückel Theory I
8 Hückel Theory II Problem set 2 due
9 N-Dimensional Cyclic Systems
10 From Molecular Orbitals to Bands
11 Band Theory Problem set 3 due
12 Frontier Molecular Orbitals: σ Ligands
Exam 1
13 Frontier Molecular Orbitals: π Ligands
14 ML6 σ Complexes
15 ML6 π Complexes
16 Angular Overlap Method and M-L Diatomics
17 AOM for MLn Ligand Fields Problem set 4 due
18 Spectrochemical Series (Oh) / Descent in Symmetry
19 Multiply Bonded Metal-Ligand Complexes
20 Sandwich Compounds Problem set 5 due
21 Bent Cp Complexes
22 Metal-Metal Bonding: Single Bonds
23 Metal-Metal Bonding: Quadruple Bonds Problem set 6 due
24 Spectroscopy Introduction
25 Central Field Approximation
Exam 2
26 One Electron Crystal Field Energies
27 Many Electron States: Russell Saunders Coupling
28 Atomic State Wave Functions and Energies
29 Weak and Strong Field Approximations
30 Tanabe Sugano Diagrams
31 Electronic Selection Rules Problem set 8 due
32 Vibrational Spectroscopy and the IR
33 Normal Coordinate Analysis Problem set 9 due
Exam 3