OpenChemistry Lecture Videos

Professor Rachel Martin

CHEM 131B: Physical Chemistry - Molecular Structure and Elementary Statistical Mechanics

Principles of quantum mechanics with application to the elements of atomic structure and energy levels, diatomic molecular spectroscopy and structure determination, and chemical bonding in simple molecules.


Textbook: Quanta, Matter and Change by Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman. 
Lecture 1: Symmetry and Spectroscopy, Part I
Lecture 2: Symmetry and Spectroscopy, Part II
Lecture 3: Transformation Matrices
Lecture 4: Group Theory Applications
Lecture 5: Rotational Spectroscopy, Part I
Lecture 6: Rotational Spectroscopy, Part II
Lecture 7: Rotational Spectroscopy, Part III
Lecture 8: Molecular Motion
Lecture 9: Vibrations in Molecules
Lecture 10: Anharmonic Potential
Lecture 11:
Lecture 12: Electronic Spectroscopy
Lecture 13: Electronic Spectroscopy, Part II
Lecture 14: Electronic Spectroscopy, Part III
Lecture 15: Electronic Spectroscopy, Part IV
Lecture 16: Fourier Transforms, NMR Intro.
Lecture 17: NMR, Part II
Lecture 18: Eigenstates & Eigenvalues
Lecture 19: Spin Rotations T1 & T2
Lecture 20: NMR Applications/ Review
Lecture 21:
Lecture 22: The Boltzmann Distribution
Lecture 23: Partition Functions, Part I
Lecture 24: Partition Functions, Part II
Lecture 25: Partition Functions
Lecture 26: Final Exam Review