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CHEM 355 Physical Chemistry II

This course covers special relativity, elementary quantum theory, atomic structure and spectra. It is intended for students pursuing chemistry and physics major/minor.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.Note: Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 357 Physical Chemistry II Lab except by instructor permission.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective January 9, 2017 to May 2, 2023

Learning outcomes


  • Identify the Know the fundamentals of special relativity and quantum theory
  • Can apply these theories to quantum systems including atoms
  • Understand atomic electronic structure and spectra
  • Can solve Schrodinger equation with boundary conditions for basic quantum systems