Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HG290000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物理化学IIB
Subject Name
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Physical Chemistry IIB
Instructor ABE MINORI
アベ ミノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-2,Thur1-2:SCI E210
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Chemistry
Eligible Students
Keywords electronic structure, molecular orbital, quantum chemistry, group theory 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This course will learn the basic concepts for the electronic structure and properties of molecule, which these topics are a premise for succeeded several courses in the fifth or sixth semesters such as "quantum chemistry", "molecular structual chemistry", "photochemistry", and "molecular photochemistry". The knowledge learned in the "physical chemistry IB" course is assumed.  
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To thoroughly understand and learn knowledge of physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.
・Understanding and acquiring logical frameworks and structure of basic studying and knowledge and skills necessary for learning construction. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course teaches the electronic structure of molecule, which is the fundamental concept of quantum chemistry to determine molecular structure and properties using molecular orbital theory. 
Class Schedule (Week 1) Review of Quantum Mechanics: Early Quantum Theory, Schrödinger Equation
(Week 2) Review of Quantum Mechanics: From Multi-dimensional Well Potential to Hydrogen Atom
(Week 3) From Hydrogen Atom to Multi-electron Atoms
(Week 4) Angular Momentum of Atoms, Addition of Angular Momenta
(Week 5) Determination of Electronic Terms of Atoms, Hund's Rule
(Week 6) Fundamentals of Linear Algebra and Adaptation to Quantum Mechanics
(Week 7) Fundamentals of Linear Algebra and Adaptation to Quantum Mechanics
(Week 8) Variational Principle, LCAO Method, H2 Molecule, Secular Equation
(Week 9) Molecular Orbitals of Diatomic Molecules, Hückel Method
(Week 10) Symmetry of Molecules
(Week 11) Symmetry Operations and Groups
(Week 12) Matrix Representations of Groups
(Week 13) Irreducible Representations and Projection Operators
(Week 14) Reduction to the Irreducible Representation and Rules of Integrals
(Week 15) Preparation Period for Final Report 
P. Atkins, "Physical Chemistry", (review p298-390), Topic 9B(p391) - Topic 11C(p496) 
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(More Details) black board, projector slide 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Just come to all lectures and do all excercises. It will be your great help. 
Grading Method examinations and reports will be used for evaluation. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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