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Overview

Engel and Reid’s Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy gives students a contemporary and accurate overview of physical chemistry while focusing on basic principles that unite the sub-disciplines of the field. The Third Edition continues to emphasize fundamental concepts and presents cutting-edge research developments that demonstrate the vibrancy of physical chemistry today.

Table of contents

1. From Classical to Quantum Mechanics
2. The Schrödinger Equation
3. The Quantum Mechanical Postulates
4. Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems
5. The Particle in the Box and the Real World
6. Commuting and Noncommuting Operators and the Surprising Consequences of Entanglement
7. A Quantum Mechanical Model for the Vibration and Rotation of Molecules
8. The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules
9. The Hydrogen Atom
10. Many-Electron Atoms
11. Quantum States for Many- Electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy
12. The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules
13. Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules
14. Electronic Spectroscopy
15. Computational Chemistry
16. Molecular Symmetry
17. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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