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Darin J. Ulness Fall 2006 – 2007

Contents

I Basic Quantum Mechanics 15

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1 Quantum Theory 1.1 The “Fall” of Classical Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 Bohr’s Atomic Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2.1 First Attempts at the Structure of the Atom . . . . . . . . 2 The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics 2.1 Postulate I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 How to normalize a wavefunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 Postulates II and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Setup of a Quantum Mechanical Problem The Hamiltonian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Quantum Mechanical Problem . . . . . . . The Average Value Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle . . . . . .

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4 Particle in a Box 4.1 The 1D Particle in a Box Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2 Implications of the Particle in a Box problem . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Harmonic Oscillator 5.1 Interesting Aspects of the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator . . . . . i

5.2 Spectroscopy (An Introduction) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules

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6 Hydrogenic Systems 6.1 Hydrogenic systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 Discussion of the Wavefunctions . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3 Spin of the electron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 Summary: the Complete Hydrogenic Wavefunction 7 Multi-electron atoms 7.1 Two Electron Atoms: Helium 7.2 The Pauli Exclusion Principle 7.3 Many Electron Atoms . . . . 7.3.1 The Total Hamiltonian

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8 Diatomic Molecules and the Born Oppenheimer Approximation 8.1 Molecular Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1.1 The Hamiltonian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1.2 The Born—Oppenheimer Approximation . . . . . . . . . . 8.2 Molecular Vibrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2.1 The Morse Oscillator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2.2 Vibrational Spectroscopy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Molecular Orbital Theory and Symmetry 9.1 Molecular Orbital Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.2 Symmetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Molecular Orbital Diagrams 10.1 LCAO–Linear Combinations of Atomic Orbitals . . . . . . . . . 10.1.1 Classiﬁcation of Molecular Orbitals . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10.2 The Hydrogen Molecule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.3 Molecular Orbital Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.4 The Complete Molecular Hamiltonian and Wavefunction . . . . . 11 An Aside: Light Scattering–Why the Sky is Blue 11.1 The Classical Electrodynamics Treatment of Light Scattering 11.2 The Blue Sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2.1 Sunsets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2.2 White Clouds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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12 Rudiments of Statistical Mechanics 12.1 Statistics and Entropy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.1.1 Combinations and Permutations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.2 Fluctuations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Boltzmann Distribution 13.1 Partition Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.1.1 Relation between the Q and W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.2 The Molecular Partition Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Statistical Thermodynamics 15 Work 15.1 Properties of Partial Derivatives 15.1.1 Summary of Relations . 15.2 Deﬁnitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.2.1 Types of Systems . . . . 15.2.2 System Parameters . . . 89 89 90 92 94 96 97 99 103 107 107 107 108 108 109

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15.3 Work and Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 15.3.1 Generalized Forces and Displacements . . . . . . . . . . . 110 15.3.2 P V work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 16 Maximum Work and Reversible changes 16.1 Maximal Work: Reversible versus Irreversible changes . . 16.2 Heat Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.3 Equations of State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.3.1 Example 1: The Ideal Gas Law . . . . . . . . . . 16.3.2 Example 2: The van der Waals Equation of State 16.3.3 Other Equations of State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 113 115 116 116 117 118

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17 The Zeroth and First Laws of Thermodynamics 119 17.1 Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics . . . . . . . 119 17.2 The First Law of Thermodynamics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 17.2.1 The internal energy state function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 18 The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics 18.1 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics . 18.1.1 Statements of the Second Law . . . . . . . . 18.2 The Third Law of Thermodynamics . . . . . . . . . 18.2.1 The Third Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.2.2 Debye’s Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.3 Times Arrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 124 127 127 128 129 130

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Basics of Thermodynamics

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19 Auxillary Functions and Maxwell Relations 135 19.1 The Other Important State Functions of Thermodynamics . . . . 135 19.2 Enthalpy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 19.2.1 Heuristic deﬁnition: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

19.3 Helmholtz Free Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.3.1 Heuristic deﬁnition: . . . . . . . . . . 19.4 Gibbs Free Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.4.1 Heuristic deﬁnition: . . . . . . . . . . 19.5 Heat Capacity of Gases . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.5.1 The Relationship Between CP and CV 19.6 The Maxwell Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Chemical Potential 20.1 Spontaneity of processes . . . . . . . . . . . 20.2 Chemical potential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.3 Activity and the Activity coeﬃcient . . . . . 20.3.1 Reference States . . . . . . . . . . . 20.3.2 Activity and the Chemical Potential

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21 Equilibrium 151 21.0.3 Equilibrium constants in terms of KC . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 21.0.4 The Partition Coeﬃcient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 22 Chemical Reactions 22.1 Heats of Reactions . . . . . . . 22.1.1 Heats of Formation . . . 22.1.2 Temperature dependence 22.2 Reversible reactions . . . . . . . 22.3 Temperature Dependence of Ka 22.4 Extent of Reaction . . . . . . . 156 156 157 157 158 159 160

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23 Ionics 161 23.1 Ionic Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 23.1.1 Ionic activity coeﬃcients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 23.2 Theory of Electrolytic Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

23.3 Ion Mobility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 23.3.1 Ion mobility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 24 Thermodynamics of Solvation 24.1 The Born Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.1.1 Free Energy of Solvation for the Born 24.1.2 Ion Transfer Between Phases . . . . . 24.1.3 Enthalpy and Entropy of Solvation . 24.2 Corrections to the Born Model . . . . . . . . 25 Key Equations for Exam 4 169 170 173 174 174 175 177

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Quantum Mechanics and Dynamics

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26 Particle in a 3D Box 181 26.1 Particle in a Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 26.2 The 3D Particle in a Box Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 27 Operators 187 27.1 Operator Algebra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 27.2 Orthogonality, Completeness, and the Superposition Principle . . 191 28 Angular Momentum 28.1 Classical Theory of Angular Momentum . . 28.2 Quantum theory of Angular Momentum . . 28.3 Particle on a Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.4 General Theory of Angular Momentum . . . 28.5 Quantum Properties of Angular Momentum 28.5.1 The rigid rotor . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 192 193 194 195 199 200

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. 32. . . . . . .1 Normal Modes . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . .3 Symmetry of Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32. . . . . . . 32. . . .1 Symmetry Operators . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Addition of Angular Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. .3 Term Symbols . . . . . . . .29 Addition of Angular Momentum 29. . . . 229 . . . . .1 The Two Level System . . . . . . . . . . . 209 31 The Two Level System and Quantum Dynamics 211 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.1 The Addition of Angular Momentum: 29. . . . . . . . 29. . .4 Spin Orbit Coupling . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Spin Angular Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Direct Products . . .2 An Example: Two Electrons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 31. . . . . . . . .1 Molecular Vibrations . . . . . . .3. . . . . .1. . . . . . . . 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32. . .2 Quantum Dynamics . . . . . . . . . . .2 Normal Modes and Group Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 201 202 202 203 204 205 30 Approximation Techniques 207 30. . . . . . . .2. . .2 Mathematical Groups . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Molecules and Symmetry 228 33. . . Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 33.2. . 29. . . . . .2 Variational method . . . . . . .2. . . . .1 Example: The C2v Group . . . . . . . . . 207 30. . . . General . . . . . . . . . . 214 VI Symmetry and Spectroscopy 220 221 222 222 223 223 225 225 32 Symmetry and Group Theory 32. . . .4 Symmetry Breaking and Crystal Field Splitting . . 228 33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. .1 Perturbation Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . .2 Integrated rate laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Determination of Rate Laws . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39. . . . . . . . . . . 35. . 252 39 The Rate Laws of Chemical Kinetics 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Rotational Spectroscopy . . . . . . . . . . . . 36. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . 36 Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules 36. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Vibrational Spectroscopy and Group Theory 231 34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 38. . . . . . .1 The Fourier transformation . . . . . . . 36. .1 IR Spectroscopy .1 Diﬀerential methods based on the rate law 39. . . . . . 36. . . . . . .1 Absorption Spectra . . . 37 Fourier Transforms 245 37. . . . . .3 Fluorescence Spectra . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . 233 35 Molecular Rotations 35. . . . . . . 231 34. . . .1 The Structure of the Electronic State 36.2 Molecular Collisions . . . . . . . . . .1 Relaxing the rigid rotor . . 254 254 258 259 259 . .1 The Franck—Condon principle 235 236 236 237 240 240 241 241 242 243 243 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Rate Laws . . 36. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Raman Spectroscopy . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 VII Kinetics and Gases 249 38 Physical Kinetics 250 38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 kinetic theory of gases . . .2 Franck—Condon activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . .2 Emission Spectra . . .3 Rotation of Polyatomic Molecules . . . . 35. . . . .

.2 α and κT for liquids and solids . . . 42. . . . . . . .1 Entropy of Real Gases . . . . . . . . .40 Temperature and Chemical Kinetics 40. . .3 When P is the more convenient variable .2. . . . 42. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40. . .2 Heat Capacity of Gases Revisited . . 42. 286 43.1. . 42. . . . .3. . . . .1. . . . . .2 Theory of Reaction Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Joule-Thomson expansion .1 P. . . . . . . . . .1 α and κT for an ideal gas . . . . .4 Estimation of Virial Coeﬃcients . .2. . . . . . . . . . . 288 . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Temperature Eﬀects on Rate Constants . . . . . . .3 The Virial Series in Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . 40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42. . . . . . . .4 Joule expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . parameters . . . . . . . 41. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Multistep Reactions . . . . . . .3 Expansion of Gases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V and T behavior . . . .2 Heat capacity CV for adiabatic expansions 42. . . . . . . 42 Behavior of Gases 42. . . . . 41. . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . .1 Temperature corrections to the Arrhenious 40. . . . . . . . . . . .1 Isothermal and Adiabatic expansions . . . . . . . . . . 42. . 41. .3. . 43 Entropy of Gases 286 43. . . .4 Chain Reactions . 42. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42. . 42. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . .1 Calculation of Entropy . 40. . .2 The Virial Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Relation to the van der Waals Equation of State 41. . . . . . . . . .1 Equations of State . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 The Relationship Between CP and CV . . . . . .3. .2. . 261 261 262 262 265 267 269 269 270 271 272 272 273 274 274 275 275 276 276 279 279 280 281 282 283 41 Gases and the Virial Series 41. 41. . . . . . . .2 The Boyle Temperature . . . . .1. . . .3. . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . .1 Measures of Composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 The Clapeyron Equation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Phase Equilibrium . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . 45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Thermal Conductivity of 45. . . 46. . . . . . . . . . . . . 46. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Diﬀusion . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Notation . . 44. . . . . . 44. . . . . . . . . . 45 Transport Properties of Fluids 45. . . . . . . . 46. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . .3. . . . . . 45.3 Ideal Solutions (RL) . 46. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Triple Point and Phase Diagrams . . . . Gases and Solids . . . . . . . . . .1.1 The chemical potential and T and P . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Henry’s Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44. . .2 Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . .2 Partial Molar Volumes . . . . . . .3. 44.2 Thermal Conductivity of 46 Solutions 46. . .1 Critical Behavior of ﬂuids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Gas Laws in the Critical Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . 46. . . . .3. . . . . . .2 Partial Molar Quantities . 45. . 46. 44. . . . . 44. . . . 46. . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vapor Equilibrium and the Clausius-Clapeyron Equation 44. . .4 Equilibria of condensed phases . . . . Liquids . . 44. . . .3 Thermal conductivity . . . . . .3 Reference states for liquids . .1 Activity (a brief review) 46. . .2 Gas Constants from Critical Data . . . . .2 Raoult’s Law . . . . .VIII More Thermodyanmics 292 293 293 294 295 296 296 297 298 298 299 300 301 301 303 305 306 307 308 308 308 309 310 311 311 312 314 316 44 Critical Phenomena 44. . .2. . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . .2 The Law of Corresponding States . . . .3. . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44. . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chemistry 351: Physical Chemistry I 1 1 .

Keep in mind this chapter provides some examples of how to solve problems for both physical chemistry I and physical chemistry II. Tips for solving problems Working problem sets is the heart and sole of learning physical chemistry. The only way that you can be sure that you understand a concept at to be able to solve the problems associated with it.Solved Problems I make-up most of the problems on the problems sets. so it might be helpful to you to see some of these problems worked out. But there are some things that you can do to help yourself with these problems. Consequently early in the course some of the examples might seem very itimidating. Even though there aren’t many “book” problems assigned during the year. you can still learn a lot be working these and looking that their solutions in the solution manual. Simply skip those examples as you scan through this chapter. This takes time and hard work. Tips 2 2 .

This will make the problem sets much more eﬃcient at helping you learn. They have all been solved before. There is a tendency to try to start solving the problem before fully understanding the question. 3 .1. 5. • If the question is long. 4. If you think you can’t do the problem then maybe you need try a diﬀerent way of thinking about it. Remember nobody cares if you solve any particular problem on the problem set. • Determine wether you need to approach the problem mathematically or conceptually or both.. The only reason you work them is to learn. try to identify subsections of it. so if you solve them you will not become famous nor will you save the world. • Read the question carefully • Try to think about what topic(s) in lecture and in the notes the problem is dealing with. • Do not be afraid. • Do not worry about not knowing how to solve it yet. Then work on them consistently during the week. 3. You can do the problem. Part of the trouble is simply understanding what the problem is asking you to do.. 2. • Just identify the general ideas that you think you might need. Try to whip-oﬀ a few on the same day that you get the problem set. Budget your time so that you don’t have to work on an overwhelming number of problems at a time. Try to ﬁgure out what mathematical techniques you need to express the solution to the problem. I don’t assign problems that you cannot do. For problems that require a mathematical approach.

. This occurs at x = nπ. ±1. If you are not sure. Therefore the entire function has a period of π. ±2 . Does you ﬁnal answer jive with what you know.. The second function we should remember from trig as having a period of 2π. We know that this function will repeat zeros when ever sin x = 0. For problems that require a conceptual approach. It might take some review on your part. n = 0. • Always check to see if the math makes sense when you are done. . cos 2x.. has a period of π as does the imaginary part. Finally for the last function it is best to used Euler’s identity and write e−2ix = cos 2x + i sin 2x (1) The real part of this function. Problems Dealing With Quantum Mechanics Problem: What is the periodicity of the following functions • f (x) = sin2 x • f (x) = cos x • f(x) = e−2ix Solution: For the ﬁrst function it is easiest to see the periodicity by writing the function as f (x) = (sin x)(sin x). • Look for self-consistency. 6.. so the periodicity is π. 4 . either you will be able to do this or you won’t. • Make sure that the physical idea that you are using in your argument is correct. sin 2x. start with a related concept that is better known by you.• Do the math.

yes. For the second function px ψ(x) = −i~ ˆ de−αx dψ(x) ↓ 2 = −i~ = 2i~αxe−αx = 2i~αxψ(x). For the case of momentum all we need to do is take the derivative of each function. What is the probability of ﬁnding the object further than α away from the origin ( x = 0)? 2 5 . dx dx 2 (3) so. ˆ • ψ(x) = eikx • ψ(x) = e−αx 2 • ψ(x) = cos kx Solution: We need to determine if px ψ(x) = λψ(x) where λ is a constant. px ψ(x) = −i~ ˆ dx dx 6=cos kx (4) so. dx dx (2) so. For the last function z }| { d cos kx dψ(x) = −i~ = −i~k sin kx. Problem: A quantum object is described by the wavefunction ψ(x) = e−αx . no. this function is not and eigenfunction of the momentum operator.Problem: Which of the following functions are eigenfunction of the momentum d operator. multiply by −i~ and check to see if the eigenvalue equation holds. If ˆ this equation is true then the function is an eigenfunction with eigenvalue λ. this function is not an eigenfunction of the momentum operator. For the ﬁrst function px ψ(x) = −i~ ˆ deikx dψ(x) = −i~ = ~keikx = ~kψ(x). px = −i~ dx . this function is an eigenfunction of the momentum operator. no.

(7) Solution: First of all we do not know if this wavefunction is normalized. If you were working with a normalized wavefunction the denominator would be equal to 1 and hence not needed. but we won’t. To do this using an unnormalized wavefunction we must evaluate R −α R∞ |ψ(x)|2 dx + α |ψ(x)|2 dx P (|x| > α) = −∞ R∞ . space (8) (9) 6 . Plugging in the wavefunctions we have R −α −2αx2 R∞ 2 e dx + α e−2αx dx −∞ R∞ P (|x| > α) = . We could normalize this wavefunction. We are interested in ﬁnding the probability that the object is outside of the region −α < x < α. Solution: Following our general procedure from the notes if we have some unnormalized wavefunction. The denominator accounts for the fact that the wavefunction is unnormalized. ψunnorm we know that this function must simply be some constant N multiplied by the normalized version of this function: ψ unnorm = Nψnorm We have shown generally that N is given by sZ N= |ψunnorm (x)|2 dx. Normalize this wavefunction. (6) e−2αx2 dx −∞ Mathematica can assist with these integrals to give the ﬁnal answer of √ 3 P (|x| > α) = erfc[ 2α 2 ]. (5) |ψ(x)|2 dx −∞ Problem: A quantum object is described by the wavefunction ψ(x) = e−γx over the range 0 ≤ x < ∞. so we should assume that it isn’t.The ﬁrst integral in the numerator gives the probability that the object is at a position x < −α and the second integral in the numerator gives the probability for x > α. The limits of the integral in the denominator represent all space for the object.

ψ(x) = 2γe−γx . What is the average position of the object? Solution: We need to work with the normalized wavefunction that we found in √ the previous problem. (14) Remember the extra r2 sin θ is needed when integrating in spherical polar coordinates. Generally and average is calculated as Z ψ∗ (x)ˆψ(x). 2γ Problem: What is the probability of ﬁnding an electron in the 1s state of hydrogen further than one Bohr radius away from the nucleus? Solution: We need to evaluate Z P (r > a0 ) = 2π 0 Z π 0 Z ∞ a0 |ψ1s |2 r2 sin θdrdθdφ. Problem: A quantum object is described by the wavefunction ψ(x) = e−γx over the range 0 ≤ x < ∞. πa0 (15) 7 . 2γ (13) So on average you will ﬁnd the object at x = 1 . The normalized 1s wavefunction is 1 ψ1s = p 3 er/a0 .Which for this case is N= sZ ∞ 0 |e−γx |2 dx = sZ ∞ e−2γx dx = 0 r 1 2γ (10) So ﬁnally we get the normalized wavefunction by rearanging ψunnorm = Nψnorm : p (11) ψnorm (x) = 2γe−γx . o (12) hˆi = o space which in this case is Z ∞p Z p −γx −γx hˆi = x 2γe x 2γe dx = 2γ 0 ∞ xe−2γx dx = 0 1 .

677. We know that if the wavefunction is to be a product state then the Hamiltonian must be made up of a sum of independent terms.We can do this integral by hand or have Mathematica help us to give P (r > a0 ) = 5 = 0. Problem: A free particle in three dimensions is described by the Hamiltonian. y. which is a function of the three spatial dimensions. about 68% of the time the electron would be found at some distance greater then one Bohr radius from the proton. To see this we write out the Laplacian to get µ ¶ −~2 ∂ 2 ∂2 ∂2 ˆ H= . Express the wavefunction (in Cartesian coordinates) as a product 2m state. 2 ˆ H = −~ ∇2 . (19) 8 . e2 (16) So. Verify that the coeﬃcient for the linear term is zero. z) as a product state. (18) Problem: Expand the Morse potential in a Taylor’s series about Req . a term depending only on y and a term that depends only on z. y. Therefore the appropriate product state is Ψ(x. (17) + + 2m ∂x2 ∂y 2 ∂z 2 We see that indeed the Hamiltonian is a sum of term that depends only on x. Solution: This problem appears hard at ﬁrst since we are not studying three dimensional systems. z) = ψ(x)ψ(y)ψ(z). Ψ(x. but all it is asking is to express the wavefunction. What is the force constant associated with the Morse potential? Solution: The Morse potential is £ ¤ V (x) = De 1 − e−β(R−Req ) .

Problem: Without performing any calculations. (20) V (x) = V (x)|Req + dx ¯Req 2! dx2 ¯Req | {z } | {z } | {z } =0 =0 = β 2 De Problems Dealing With Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Problem: A vial containing 10 20 benzene molecules is at 300K. This will always be true when you perform a Taylor series expansion about a minimum (or maximum). compare hRi as a function of the vibrational quantum number for a diatomic modelled as a harmonic oscillator versus a Morse oscillator. The Taylor series about Req for this function is ¯ ¯ 2 ¯ dV (x) ¯ ¯ (R − Req ) + 1 d V (x) ¯ (R − Req )2 + · · · .So. yes the coeﬃcient of the linear term (the term involving (R − Req ) to the ﬁrst power) is zero. The force constant is given by the coeﬃcient of the quadratic term so in this case k = β 2 De . The potential for the harmonic oscillator is described by a parabola centered about the equilibrium bond length. How many molecules are in the ﬁrst excited state of the ‘ring breathing’ mode (992 cm −1 )? How 9 . Therefore without performing any calculations we can at least say that hRi increases as the quantum number increases. Hence no mater what the vibrational quantum number is there is just as much of the wavefunction on either side equilibrium thus hRi = Req for any quantum number. It is steeper on the “short” side of equilibrium and softer on the “long” side of equilibrium and this “softness” increases with increasing quantum number. Solution: This problem requires the we think qualitatively about the wavefunctions and the potentials for the harmonic oscillator and the Morse oscillator. The Morse potential does not have this symmetry.

V (j+1) = MV (j) . V = ⎣ 3 ⎦. To solve this problem it is useful to deﬁne the set of three dimensional column vectors V (j) such that the three elements are the total number of allowed conﬁgurations of a j-atom chain having the j th atom in state A. V = ⎣ 7 ⎦. So.··· .02×10 × 100% = 1020 0. ⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤ 1 2 5 ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ (1) (2) (3) (23) V = ⎣ 1 ⎦.many are in the ﬁrst excited state of the symmetric C—H vibrational mode (3063 cm −1 )? Solution: This is a problem that deals with the Boltzmann distribution. B or C.841% of the benzene molecules are in the 1020 13 ﬁrst vibrational excited state for the ring breathing mode and 4. Find the entropy per atom for this system as N → ∞. × e = 2 sinh 2 × 208 17 (22) (25) 10 .02 × 1013 . 0 1 1 ⎡ (24) ¶ ³ µ ´ 3063 − 3×3063 2×208 × 1020 = 4.0000402% of the benzene molecules are in the ﬁrst excited state for the C—H stretching mode. except that an atom in state A can not be adjacent to an atom in state C. 1 2 5 The V (j+1) can be found from the V (j) vector using the matrix equation. Problem: Consider a linear chain of N atoms. ¶ ³ µ ´ 3×992 992 rb × e− 2×208 × 1020 = 8. For example. B or C.41×10 × 100% = 0.41 × 1017 Nv=1 = 2 sinh (21) 2 × 208 and C—H Nv=1 We see that about 8. where for this example ⎤ 1 1 0 ⎥ ⎢ M = ⎣ 1 1 1 ⎦. Each of the atoms can be in one of three states A.

Verify V (3) explicitly by drawing all the allowed 3-atom conﬁgurations. Use M to ﬁnd V (4) 2. It can be shown that the number of conﬁgurations W = Tr[M N ]. Remembering that V (3) gives us the number of sequences that end in a given state we should organize our list in the same manner States ending in A States ending in B AAA ABA BAA BBA CBA AAB ABB BAB BBB BCB CBB CCB √ 7 states States ending in C ABC BBC BCC CBC Solution: For part (a) we simply problem (we are given V (3) ): ⎡ 1 1 ⎢ (4) V =⎣ 1 1 0 1 use the transfer matrix as directed in the ⎤ ⎤⎡ ⎤ ⎡ 12 5 0 ⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎥ ⎢ 1 ⎦ ⎣ 7 ⎦ = ⎣ 17 ⎦ . For part (b) we need to list all states for the case of N = 3 and verify the we get the same result as calculated using the transfer matrix. Verify W = Tr[M N ] for N = 1 and N = 2. 12 5 1 . max where λmax is the largest eigenvalue of M. Now for large N. 1. So W = lim λN . Use Boltzmann’s equation to ﬁnd the entropy per atom for this chain as N goes to inﬁnity. 5 states √ 5 states √ 11 . Tr[M N ] ≈ λN . 3.The matrix M is the so-called transfer matrix for this system. 4. max N→∞ (26) 1.

is 20000cm−1 . in this case. (29) N Problem: Using the classical theory of light scattering. calculate the positions of the Rayleigh. There is only one Rayleigh line and it is at the same frequency at the input laser beam which. Stokes and anti-Stokes spectral lines for benzene. one at 20000cm−1 + 992cm−1 = 20992cm−1 and one at 20000cm−1 + 3063cm−1 = 23063cm−1 . W = Tr[M] = 3 This corresponds to the three distinguishable microstates A. B. and C. BB. AB. For part (d) we use S k k k = ln W = lim ln λN = lim N ln λmax = k ln λmax .States like AAC are not allowed because A and C are neighbors. one at 20000cm−1 − 992cm−1 = 19008cm−1 and one at 20000cm−1 − 3063cm−1 = 16937cm−1 . we simply need to ﬁnd the maximum eigenvalue of the Transfer matrix. For N = 2. Therefore the limiting entropy per atom is ³ √ ´ S = k ln 1 + 2 . BC. 12 . max N→∞ N N→∞ N N N (28) So. For part (c) we evaluate W = Tr[M N ] for N = 1 and 2. BA. For N = 1. Solution: Since there are two vibrational modes we expect two Stokes lines to the red of 20000cm−1 . CB and CC (Remember C and A cannot be neighbors). Using √ Mathematica we ﬁnd λmax = 1 + 2. Likewise we expect two anti-Stokes lines. Assume benzene has only two active modes (992cm −1 and 3063cm −1 ) and assume the Laser light used to do the scattering is at 20000cm −1 (this is 500nm–green light). ⎤⎤ ⎡⎡ ⎤⎤ ⎤⎡ ⎡⎡ 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 ⎥⎥ ⎢⎢ ⎥⎥ ⎥⎢ ⎢⎢ W = Tr[M 2 ] = Tr ⎣⎣ 1 1 1 ⎦ ⎣ 1 1 1 ⎦⎦ = Tr ⎣⎣ 2 3 2 ⎦⎦ = 7 (27) 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 This corresponds to the seven distinguishable microstates AA.

(35) dU = ∂T V ∂V T 13 . V − nb T V 2 (34) We are interesting in an equation of state for U(T. S. V ) we get ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂U ∂U dT + dV. Determine A. Solution: For this model the crystal is modelled as a collection of harmonic oscillators so we need the partition function for the harmonic oscillator. Writing out the total derivative of U(T. A = −kT ln Qcrystal = +NKT ln 2 sinh 2 (31) where we used properties of logs to pull the N out front and move the sinh term from to the numerator.Problem: A simple model for a crystal is a “gas” of harmonic oscillators. and U from the partition function for this model. V ). Solution: The equation representing a Berthelot gas is P = nRT n2 a − . Ã ! 1 N Qcrystal = qHO = (30) 2 sinh β~ω 2 From our formulas for statistical thermodynamics ¶ µ β~ω . (33) ∂β 2 2 Problem: Express the equation of state for internal energy for a Berthelot gas. S = −kβ ∂Qcrystal + k ln Qcrystal ∂β µ ¶ β~ω β~ω Nkβ~ω coth − k ln 2 sinh = 2 2 2 U =− (32) and N~ω β~ω ∂Qcrystal = coth .

¶2 µ ¶ µ ∂P ∂V . CV . One obtains ¶ µ ¶ µ n2 a n2 a ∂P nRT nR 2n2 a + 2 2 − + T −P =T = . ∂T V factor (39) Solution: Here we either remember an identity or turn to our handout of partial ¡ ¢ derivative identities to employ the cyclic rule to ∂P V : ∂T µ ∂P ∂T ¶ V ∂P =− ∂V µ ¶ µ T ∂V ∂T ¶ . but ∂V T is nothing convenient so we must ∂T proceed. Cp = Cv − T ∂T P ∂V T (41) 14 . (40) P This eliminates the constant V term and so.¡ ¢ ¡ ∂U ¢ Now ∂U V is just heat capacity. (37) ∂T V V − nb T V V − nb T V 2 TV 2 Hence the equation of state for internal energy of a Berthelot gas is dU = CV dT + 2n2 a dV TV 2 ¡ ∂P ¢ (38) Problem: Use the identities for partial derivatives to eliminate the in ¶ µ ¶ µ ∂P ∂V Cp = Cv + T ∂T P ∂T V so that all derivatives are at constant pressure or temperature. We employ the “useful relation” µ ¶ ¶ µ ∂U ∂P =T −P (36) ∂V T ∂T V to eliminate U in favor of P so that we can use the equation of state for a Berthelot gas.

Part I Basic Quantum Mechanics 15 15 .

Low temperature heat capacity 3. The “Fall” of Classical Physics A good theory: • explain known experimental results • self consistent • predictive • minimal number of postulates Around the turn of the century. 1. Atomic spectral lines 4. experiments were being performed in which the results deﬁed explanation by means of the current understanding of physics. • Many phenomena described by minimal and general concepts. Among these experiments were 1. Black body radiation and the ultraviolet catastrophe 16 16 .1. Quantum Theory The goal of science is uniﬁcation.1. The photoelectric eﬀect 2.

• The electron orbits the nucleus with the attractive coulomb force balanced by the repulsive centrifugal force.2.2. Bohr’s Atomic Theory 1.5. First Attempts at the Structure of the Atom The “solar system” model.1. The Stern-Gerlach experiment ∗ ∗ See Handouts ∗ ∗ 1. Flaws of the solar system model • Newton: OK √ √ • Maxwell: problem 17 . The two slit experiment 6.

the atom acts as an oscillating dipole • — The classical theory of electromagnetism states that oscillating dipoles emit radiation and thereby lose energy.— As the electron orbits the nucleus. — The system is not stable and the electron spirals into the nucleus. The atom collapses! Bohr’s model: Niels Bohr (1885—1962) 18 .

52918 Å and is called the Bohr radius. • If the orbital radius was continuous the gas would have a continuous spectrum. 2 The constant quantity 4π e0e~ appears often and is given the special symbol a0 ≡ m 2 4π 0 ~2 = 0. N is a positive real integer called the quantum number.3) Eionize = E∞ − E1 = 2a0 ∞2 1 2a0 (1. ~ = h/2π is Planck’s constant divided by 2π.e. N = 1 → N = ∞ µ ¶ 1 e2 −Z 2 e2 1 − 2 = (1.• Atoms don’t collapse =⇒ what are the consequences Experimental clues • Atomic gases have discrete spectral lines. EN = −Z 2a0 N 2 Tests of the Bohr atom • Ionization energy of Hydrogen atoms — The Ionization energy for Hydrogen atoms (Z = 1) is the minium energy required to completely remove an electron form it ground state. r= 4π 0 N 2 ~2 (1.. i. me and e are the mass and charge of the electron respectively and 0 is the permittivity of free space.2) 19 . me e2 The total energy of the Bohr atom is related to its quantum number µ 2 ¶ e 1 2 .1) Zme e2 where Z is the atomic number. • Therefore atomic orbitals must be quantized.

5) Failure of the Bohr model • No ﬁne structure predicted (electron-electron coupling) • No hyperﬁne structure predicted (electron-nucleus coupling) • No Zeeman eﬀect predicted (response of spectrum to magnetic ﬁeld) 20 .8.· · · Series Name Lyman Balmer Pachen Brackett Pfund (1.605 eV (very good agreement) • Spectroscopic lines from Hydrogen represent the diﬀerence in energy between the quantum states — Bohr theory: Diﬀerence energies µ ¶ µ ¶ 1 1 e2 1 1 Ej − Ek = − 2 =R − 2 2a0 Nj2 Nk Nj2 Nk Initial state Nk 1 2 3 4 5 • Final States Nj 2.7.e — Eionize = 2a0 = 13.606 eV = 109.· · · 5.6.4) — Since the orbitals are quantized.· · · 3.4.3. 2 — Eionize experimentally observed from spectroscopy is 13.7.· · · 6. — Doing this results in the emission or absorption of a photon with energy v= ˜ 4E hc (1. the atom may only change its orbital radius by discrete amounts.6.5. R is called the Rydberg constant.· · · 4.667 cm−1 = R.4.5.

The wave must satisfy periodic boundary conditions much like a vibrating ring ∗ ∗ ∗ See Fig. 11.• Spin is not included in theory The Bohr quantization idea points to a wavelike behavior for the electron.9 Laidler&Meiser ∗ ∗∗ The must be continuous and single valued Particles have wave-like characteristics The Bohr atom was an important step towards the formulation of quantum theory • Erwin Schrödinger (1887—1961): Wave mechanics • Werner Heisenberg (1902—1976): Matrix mechanics • Paul Dirac (1902—1984): Abstract vector space approach 21 .

2.1. y. z) Note: In general the wavefunction need not be expressed as a function of coordinate. represents a probability distribution which is directly observable. ψ∗ ψ = |ψ|2 . z) and. the probability of ﬁnding a particle which is described by ψ(x. y and y +dy and z and z +dz is |ψ(x. 22 22 . y. Postulate I Postulate I: The state of a system is deﬁned by a wavefunction. y. That is. ψ. The wavefunction ψ represents a probability amplitude and is not directly observable. z) at the position between x and x+dx. y. However the mod-square of the wavefunction. We will normally take ψ to be a complex valued function of time and coordinates: ψ(t. for example. θ. which contains all the information that can be known about the system. φ)|2 r2 sin θdrdθdφ in spherical coordinates). The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics 2. in fact. z)|2 dxdydz (or |ψ(r. we will most often deal with time independent “stationary” states ψ(x. x. It may. be a function of momentum.

z)|2 dxdydz < ∞ Normalization of the wavefunction In order for |ψ(x.2. z)|2 dxdydz space R This assures that space |ψnorm |2 dxdydz = 1 as expected for a probability distribution From now on we will always normalize our wavefunctions. where N = |ψunnorm (x. 2. qR That is. we take the mod-square of both sides and then integrate both sides of this equation over all space Z Z 2 |ψunnorm | dxdydz = |Nψnorm |2 dxdydz. y. ψ unnorm = Nψnorm . y. ψunnorm we know that this function must simply be some constant N multiplied by the normalized version of this function: ψ unnorm = Nψnorm . z) must be normalizable. ψ(x. y.2) space space 23 .1) Now. z)|2 to be exactly interpreted as a probability distribution. How to normalize a wavefunction If we have some unnormalized wavefunction.Properties of the wavefunction • Single valueness • continuous and ﬁnite • continuous and ﬁnite ﬁrst derivative R • space |ψ(x. (2. y. (2.

Postulates II and II Postulate II: Every physical observable is represented by a linear (Hermitian) operator.5) space Z space |ψnorm |2 dxdydz = 1 (2.4) This gives us an expression for N. Thus wherever R we see space |ψnorm |2 dxdydz we can replace it with 1. So. Taking the square root of both sides gives. y. (2.6) So ﬁnally we get the normalized wavefunction by reagranging ψ unnorm = Nψnorm : ψ norm = 1 ψ .8) 2 normalized x |ψ(x)| dx 1 −∞ 2.but The N is just a constant so it can be pulled out of both the mod-square and the integral Z Z 2 2 |ψunnorm | dxdydz = N |ψnorm |2 dxdydz.3. sZ N= space |ψunnorm (x. therefore this is a general procedure that will work for any wavefunction. (2.7) Notice that no where did we ever specify what ψunnorm or ψnorm actually were. Z |ψunnorm |2 dxdydz = N 2 × 1 = N 2 . To ﬁnd the probability for the particle to be in a ﬁnite region of space we simple evaluate (here a 1D case) R x2 Z x2 |ψ(x)|2 dx if ψ(x) x1 P (x1 < x < x2 ) = R ∞ =⇒ |ψ(x)|2 dx (2. 24 .3) space space because that is the very deﬁnition of a normalized wavefunction. (2. N unnorm (2. z)|2 dxdydz.

10) 25 . For a given operator only a special set of function satisfy this equation. etc. So in quantum mechanics operators act on the wavefunction to produce a new wavefunction The two most important operators as far as we are concerned are • x=x ˆ ∂ • px = −i~ ∂x ˆ and of course the analogous operators for the other coordinates (y. Nearly all operators we will need are algebraic combinations of the above. There is a special operator equation called the eigenvalue equation which is ˆ Of (x) = λf (x) where λ is just a number.9) This is just like how a function takes a number and turns it into another number.). Postulate III: The measurement of a physical observable will give a result that is one of the eigenvalues of the corresponding operator. (2. z) and coordinate systems (spherical.An operator takes a function and turns it into another function ˆ Of (x) = g(x) (2. These functions are called eigenfunctions. cylindrical.

Example ˆ ˆ Let O in the eignevalue equation be the operator that takes the derivative: O = ˆ d d = dx .The number that goes with each function is called the eigenvalue. So solution of the eigenvalue equation gives a set of eigenfunctions and a set of eigenvalues.11) So. we ask ourselves what function is proportional to its own derivative? ⇒ f (x) = eλx . So the eigenfunctions are the set of functions f (x) = eλx and the eigenvalues are the numbers λ 26 . So we want a solution to ˆ df (x) = λf (x) df (x) = λf (x) dx (2.

3. 27 27 .1. The Hamiltonian The most important physical observable is that of the total energy E.2. The Quantum Mechanical Problem Nearly every problem one is faced with in elementary quantum mechanics is handled by the same procedure as given in the following steps. The eigenvalue equation for the Hamiltonian is ˆ Hψ = Eψ. This equation is the most important equation of the course and we will use it many times throughout our discussion of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. This equation is the (time independent) Schrödinger equation. 1. Deﬁne the classical Hamiltonian for the system. (3. The operator associated with the total energy is called the Hamiltonian operator ˆ (or simply the Hamiltonian) and is given the symbol H. The Setup of a Quantum Mechanical Problem 3.1) 3.

. −~2 2 ˆ ˆ ˆ ∇ + V (x.8) ⇒ 2m 28 . 2 2 ˆ −~ ∇2 = −~ ∇2 . Use Postulate II to replace the classical variables.2) (3.• The total energy for a classical system is Ecl = T + V. y. Solve the Schrödinger equation. px etc. z) H =T +V = 2m (3. x. y . z). x ˆ ˆ So. 2. y.6) ˆ V = V (ˆ. z) ψ = Eψ 2m −~2 2 ∇ ψ + (V (x. with their appropriate operators. which is now a second order diﬀerential equation of the form ¸ ∙ 2 −~ 2 ∇ + V (x. z ) = V (x. y. Thus. y. where T is the kinetic energy and V is the potential energy.4) • Note: Some quantum systems don’t have classical analogs so the Hamiltonian operator must be hypothesized.5) where ∇2 ≡ ∂2 ∂x2 + ∂2 ∂y2 + ∂2 .7) ˆ 3. ˆ T = 2m 2m (3. z) − E) ψ = 0 (3. y.3) • The potential energy is almost always a function of coordinates only V = V (x. • The kinetic energy is always of the form T = ¢ 1 ¡ 2 px + p2 + p2 y z 2m (3. Hψ = Eψ. ∂z 2 and (3. z) (3.

10) space For example.• Note: It is solely the form of V (x. We can. The Average Value Theorem Postulate III implies that if ψ is an eigenfunction of a particular operator representing a physical observable. give an expectation. If ψ is not an eigenfunction of a particular operator.9) 3. hˆi = x and hˆx i = p Z Z ψ xψdxdydz = ˆ ∗ space Z space x |ψ|2 dxdydz ψ∗ ∂ψ dxdydz ∂x (3. however.11) space ψ px ψdxdydz = −i~ ˆ ∗ Z (3. However. • For one-dimensional problems −~2 d2 ψ + (V (x) − E) ψ = 0 2m dx2 (3.12) space 29 . y. value for the measurement. This is given by Z hˆ i = α ψ∗ αψdxdydz ˆ (3. then all measurements of that physical property will still yield an eigenvalue. or average.3. but we cannot predict for certain which one. then all measurements of that physical property will yield the associated eigenvalue. z) which determines whether this is easy or hard to do.

We see δpx δx ≥ 1 1 |h[ˆx . α. even in principle. This idea is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and is of profound importance.. Such variables are called complimentary. at the very best we can only hope to simultaneously know position and momentum such that the product of the uncertainty in each is ~ . (n. δpx δy = 0.b. β ˆ ˆ deﬁned as h i ˆ ≡ αβ − β α. the y position and the x momentum to arbitrary precision. for example. β ¯ . The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle In quantum mechanics certain pairs of variables can not.13) 2 h i ˆ means the commutator of α and β. The general statement of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle is 1 ¯Dh ˆ iE¯ ¯ ¯ δαδβ ≥ ¯ α. x]i| = |hˆx x − xpx i| p ˆ p ˆ ˆˆ 2 ¯Z 2 ¯ µ ¶ ¯ 1¯ ¯ ψ ∗ ~ ∂ x − x ∂ ψdx¯ = ¯ 2¯ i ∂x ∂x ¯ ¯ ¯~¯ ~ = ¯ ¯= .4. ¯ 2i ¯ 2 (3.14) The most important example of complimentary variables is position and momentum. β ˆ ˆˆ ˆˆ (3.15) So. ˆ (3. be simultaneously known to arbitrary precision.) Suppose we know the position of a particle perfectly.3. The commutator is ˆ where the notation α. we can 2 know. what can we say about its momentum? 30 .

Nevertheless it is of great pedagogical and practical value.1. V (x). we must violate one of our criteria for a good wavefunction. We shall soon see that the particle in a box is a physically unrealistic system and. shown in the ﬁgure and given by ⎧ x≤0 ⎪ ∞ ⎨ V (x) = 0 0<x<a .1) Because of the inﬁnities at x = 0 and x = a. It also can be used as a “zeroth order” model for certain physical systems. This system is very simple which is one reason for beginning with it. 31 31 . ⎪ ⎩ ∞ x≥a (4. we need to partition the x-axis into the three regions shown in the ﬁgure.4. as a consequence. The 1D Particle in a Box Problem Consider the potential. 4. Particle in a Box We now will apply the general program for solving a quantum mechanical problem to our ﬁrst system: the particle in a box.

The Schrödinger equation in region II is (V (x) = 0) 2 2 ˆ = Eψ =⇒ −~ d ψ(x) = Eψ. ~2 (4. in region I and III.): ψ(0) = 0 and ψ(a) = 0.Now.4) Now ψ must be continuous for all x. dx2 ~ The general solution of this diﬀerential equation is ψ(x) = A sin kx + B cos kx. ψ must equal zero in these regions. Hψ 2m dx2 (4. where k = q 2mE .2) which can be rearranged into the form d2 ψ(x) 2mE + 2 ψ(x) = 0. the particle can never exist so. 32 . where the potential is inﬁnite.3) (4. Therefore it must satisfy the boundary conditions (b.c. The particle must be found only in region II.

In particular. n = 1. · · · .6) The constant A is the normalization constant.From the ψ(0) = 0 b. this becomes a Z π π A2 a a/ 2a = .8) 33 . As can be inferred from the following ﬁgure. So. a (4. places certain restrictions on k. ψ(a) = 0. 2.7) du = π dx. ψn (x)ψ n (x) = 1 = A2 sin a a −∞ 0 Letting u = πx . now we have nπx . 3.5) (4. the second b.c. So we are left with ψ(x) = A sin kx for our wavefunction. we see that the constant B must be zero because cos kx|x=0 = 1. 1=A sin2 nudu = A2 π 0 2 / 2 π (4. a The values of k are quantized.. We obtain A from Z ∞ Z a nπx nπx ∗ sin dx.c. nπ . ψn (x) = A sin a kn = (4.

2ma2 8ma2 (4. Implications of the Particle in a Box problem Zero Point Energy 34 .11) 4.10) We can get the energy levels from kn = En = and kn = nπ : a h n2 π 2 ~2 ~= 2π n2 h2 = . a in a box are I II III .2. (4.9) Is this wavefunction OK? Thus our normalized wavefunctions for a particle ⎧ ⎪ 0 ⎪ q ⎨ 2 ψn (x) = sin nπx a ⎪ a ⎪ ⎩ 0 q 2mEn ~2 (4.Solving for A gives A= r 2 .

so δˆ 6= ∞. the lowest energy state.The smallest value for n is 1 which corresponds to an energy of E1 = h2 6= 0. δ p = 0. 8ma2 (4. But we also know that the particle is located within a ﬁnite region of ˆ space. x Hence.12) That is.13) h2 8ma2 • This spacing increases linearly with quantum level n • This spacing decreases with increasing mass • This spacing decreases with increasing a • It is this level spacing that is what is measured experimentally The Curvature of the Wavefunction 35 . x ˆ Features of the Particle in a Box Energy Levels • The energy level spacing is 4E = En+1 − En = 4E = (2n + 1) (n + 1)2 h2 n2 h2 h2 − = (n2 + 2n + 1 − n2 ) / / 8ma2 8ma2 8ma2 (4. If the energy was zero then we would conclude that momentum was exactly zero. This residual energy is called the zero point energy and is a consequence of the uncertainty principle. or ground state. has nonzero energy. δˆδp = 0 which violates the uncertainty principle.

We have already seen such nonclassical behavior as quantized energy and zero point energy. a wavefunction with more curvature will have a larger second derivative and hence it will posses more kinetic energy. Therefore the energy levels decrease in energy as does their diﬀerence. As another example consider the expectation value of position for a particle in the second quantum level: Z ∞ Z a 2 a 2π ∗ hxi = (4. This is an important concept for the qualitative understanding of wavefunctions for any quantum system. • We know the wavefunction is zero in regions I and III. Applying this idea to the particle in a box we an anticipate both zero point energy and the behavior of the energy levels with increasing a. dx2 From freshman calculus we know that the second derivative of a function describes its curvature so. It must have some curvature and hence some zero point energy. The particle in a box problem illustrates some of the many strange features of quantum mechanics.14) ψ2 (x)xψ 2 (x)dx = x sin2 [ x]dx = a 0 a 2 −∞ 36 .ˆ The operator for kinetic energy is T = −~ 2 d2 . 2m dx2 The important part of this is d2 . the wavefunction is less conﬁned and so the curvature does not need to be as great to satisfy the boundary conditions. We also know that the wave function is not zero everywhere. Therefore it must do something between x = 0 and x = a. • As a is increased.

yet the probability of ﬁnding the particle at x = a is zero: ψ2 ( a ) = 0. it can never be found at the node. 37 . So even though the particle may be found anywhere else in the box and it may get from the left side of the node to the right side. There is 2 2 a a node at x = 2 .

5. The force exerted by the spring in the above ﬁgure is F = −k(R − Req ). Setting x = R − Req we can measure the displacement about the equilibrium position. We shall begin by reviewing the classical harmonic oscillator and than we will turn our attention to the quantum oscillator. The classical example is a ball on a spring The harmonic oscillator is arguably the single most important model in all of physics. The Harmonic Oscillator The harmonic oscillator model which is simply a mass undergoing simple harmonic motion. 38 38 . where k is the spring constant and Req is the equilibrium position of the ball.

x From Newton’s law of motion F = ma = m d 2 . we need to express the force of the spring in terms of potential energy V . (5.E.1) This is second order diﬀerential equation which we already know the solutions to: x = A sin ωt + B cos ωt.3) 2 Since energy is on an arbitrary scale we can set C = 0. P.2) and A and B are constants which are determined by the initial For quantum mechanics it is much more convenient to talk about energy rather than forces. We know Z 1 V = − F dx = kx2 + C.4) (5. 2 By postulate III the Schrödinger equation becomes ⎛ ⎞ K.E. This can be rearrange into the form −~2 d2 ψ + 2m dx2 1 ⎜ −~2 d2 ⎟ ˆ Hψ = Eψ ⇒ ⎝ + kx2 ⎠ ψ = Eψ. we get dt 2 d2 x k d2 x m 2 = −kx ⇒ 2 + x = 0 dt dt m (5. 39 . where ω = conditions. so in going to the quantum oscillator. q k m (5.5) This diﬀerential equation is not easy to solve (you can wait to solve it in graduate school). 2 2 |2m dx } | {z } {z µ ¶ 1 2 kx − E ψ = 0 2 (5. Thus V = 1 kx2 .

As it turns out.1. y = (5. Interesting Aspects of the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator It is interesting to investigate some of the unintuitive properties of the oscillator as we have gone quantum mechanical 40 .8) q k m and is called the vibrational constant.12 Laidler&Meiser ∗ ∗∗ 5. 11. The eigenvalues (the energy levels) are 1 En = (n + )~ω. 2 where ν 0 = 1 2π (5. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Fig. the solutions (the eigenfunctions) to the Schrödinger equation for the harmonic oscillator are ¶1 µ 2 km 4 1 − y2 ψn (y) = An Hn (y)e .The equation is very close to the form of a know diﬀerential equation called Hermite’s diﬀerential equation the solutions of which are called the Hermite polynominals. 2 where again ω = q k .6) x. m (5. An = p √ . 2 ~ 2n n! π where An is the normalization constant for the nth eigenfunction and Hn (y) are the Hermite polynomials.7) Note the energy levels are often written as 1 En = (n + )hν 0 .

• It is a consequence of uncertainty principle — If the ground state energy was really zero. Consider the wavefunctions. — This is a manifestation of the correspondence principle which states that for large quantum numbers. Consider the ground state (the lowest energy level) • There is residual energy in the ground state because 1 E0 = (0 + )~ω. Interpretation of the wavefunctions and energy levels 41 . In other words the quantum mechanics must contain classical mechanics as a limit. 2 • Just like for the particle in a box. 2. • The probability distribution |ψ|2 becomes more and more like what is expected for the classical oscillator when v → ∞.1. — On the other hand. this energy is called the zero point energy. • The wavefunctions penetrate into the region where the classical particle is forbidden to go — The wavefunction is nonzero past the classical turning point. so δpδx = 0 Not allowed! — The uncertainty principle forces there to be some residual zero point energy. we would conclude the particle was located at the bottom of the potential well (at x = 0) — Thus we would have δp = 0. δx = 0. the quantum system must behave like a classical system. 3. then we would conclude that the momentum of the oscillator was zero.

Experiments involving electromagnetic radiation—matter interaction are called spectroscopies. 5. Spectroscopy (An Introduction) The primary method of measuring the energy levels of a material is through the use of electromagnetic radiation. These speciﬁc values correspond to the energy level diﬀerence between the initial and ﬁnal states. Atoms and molecules absorb or emit light only at speciﬁc (quantized) energies. 42 .2.• Remember the wavefunctions are time independent and the energy levels are stationary • If a molecule is in a particular vibrational state it is NOT vibrating.

11) 43 43 . N unnorm (5. The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets. see above for 3D). The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material. sZ N= space |ψunnorm (x)|2 dx. (5. (5. ˆ Hψ = Eψ. Equations • The short cut for getting the normalization constant (1D.10) • The Schrödinger equation (which should be posted on your refrigerator).Key Equations for Exam 1 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 1.9) • The normalized wavefunction: ψ norm = 1 ψ .

r • The energy levels are 1 En = (n + )~ω. r nπx 2 ψn (x) = sin . ω = 2 k m (5.14) • Normalized wavefunctions for the 1D particle in a box. 2ma2 8ma2 (5. ˆ hˆ i = α space (5. a a • The energy levels for the 1D particle in a box.13) • The momentum operator px = −i~ ˆ ∂ .18) where An is the normalization constant for the nth eigenfunction and Hn (y) are the Hermite polynomials.12) (5. ∂x (5. 2m dx2 • How to get the average value for some property (1D version). 2 n n! π ~ 2 (5.17) • The wavefunctions for the harmonic oscillator are ¶1 µ 2 km 4 1 − y2 x. 4E = (2n + 1) h2 8ma2 (5. Z ψ∗ αψdx. −~2 d2 ψ + (V (x) − E) ψ = 0. En = h n2 π 2 ~2 ~= 2π n2 h2 = .15) (5. An = p ψn (y) = An Hn (y)e .19) 44 .• The Schrödinger equation for 1D problems as a diﬀerential equation. y = √ .16) • The energy level spacing for the 1D particle in a box.

Part II Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules 45 45 .

The Hydrogen atom (one proton and one electron) is the obvious example Ions such as He+ and Li2+ are also hydrogenic systems. 6.6. The Schrödinger equation for all the other atoms on the periodic table must be solved by approximate methods. So this will be the ﬁrst atomic system we discuss. Hydrogenic systems Hydrogenic systems are those atomic systems which consist of a nucleus and one electron. we move onto the quantum mechanical treatment of atoms.1. Hydrogenic Systems Now that we have developed the formalism of quantum theory and have discussed several important systems. The obvious choice for the coordinate system is to use spherical polar coordinates 46 46 . Hydrogen is the only atom for which we can exactly solve the Schrödinger equation for. These system are centrosymmetric. That is they are completely symmetric about the nucleus.

(6. φ) = ψrad (r)ψang (θ. ψ(r. The classical potential energy for these hydrogenic systems is V (r) = So the Hamiltonian is −Ze2 .7) 47 . (4π 0 )r (6. φ) = Eψang (θ.2) Schrödinger’s equation (in spherical polar coordinates) becomes ˆ Eψ = Hψ (6.5) −~2 ˆ Hang = 2me (6.3) ¶ µ 2 2 −Ze −~ ˆ 2 ψ ∇ + Eψ = 2me (4π 0 )ˆ r µ 2∙ ¶ µ ¶¸ −~ 1 ∂ 2 ∂ 1 ∂ 1 ∂2 1 ∂ −Ze2 Eψ = r + sin θ + ψ + 2me r2 ∂r ∂r r2 sin θ ∂θ ∂θ sin2 θ ∂φ2 (4π 0 )r The Hamiltonian is (almost) the sum of a radial part (only a function of r) and an angular part (only a function of θ and φ): 1 ˆ ˆ ˆ H = Hrad + 2 Hang .6) Since the Hamiltonian is the sum of two terms.4) (6. φ) It turns out that solving the Schrödinger equation.1) −Ze2 −~2 ˆ 2 ˆ . r ˆ Hrad and ¸ ∙ Ze2 −~2 1 ∂ 2 ∂ r − = 2me r2 ∂r ∂r (4π 0 )r µ ∂ 1 ∂2 1 ∂ sin θ + sin θ ∂θ ∂θ sin2 θ ∂φ2 ¶ (6. φ). ψ must be a product state.8) (6. θ. ∇ + H= 2me (4π 0 )ˆ r (6.with the origin located on the nucleus. ˆ Hang ψang (θ.

φ) = Eψ(r. φ) ¶ µ 1 ˆ ˆ Hrad + 2 Hang R(r)Ylm (θ.9) where the Ylm (θ.10) (6. φ) Hang ψang (θ. φ). (6. φ). φ) H 2me r2 (6. 2me (6.yields ψ ang (θ. φ) = ER(r)Ylm (θ. The spherical harmonics are known functions. l(l + 1)~2 ˆ ψang (θ. φ) ˆ HR(r)Ylm (θ. φ) = 2me Now let’s denote the radial part of the wavefunction as ψ rad (r) = R(r). θ. φ) = ER(r)Ylm (θ. r ˆ Operating with Hang we get ¶ µ 2 ˆ rad + l(l + 1)~ R(r)Ylm (θ.12) (6.) We shall use the spherical harmonics more next semester when we develop the quantum theory of angular momentum. The full Schrödinger equation becomes ˆ Hψ(r. ˆ It also turns out that the energy associated with Hang is found to be E = El = So. (Mathematica knows them and you can use them just like any other built-in function like sine or cosine. φ) = ER(r)Ylm (θ. φ) = Ylm (θ. φ)’s are the spherical harmonic functions characterized by quantum numbers l and m. θ.11) l(l + 1)~2 .13) 48 .

n In fact. depends on the n and l quantum numbers as sµ ¶3 2Z (n − l − 1)! Anl = − (6. i.. Also Note: the energy levels are the same as for the Bohr model. (6. Anl . 49 . φ) can now be cancelled to leave a one dimensional diﬀerential equation: µ ¶ Ze2 l(l + 1) −~2 1 ∂ 2 ∂ r − − R(r) = ER(r). the solutions to our diﬀerential equation are closely related to the Laguerre polynomials.15) e Ln+1 n n where the normalization constant.e.14) 2me r2 ∂r ∂r 4π 0 r r2 This diﬀerential equation is very similar to a known equation called Laguerre’s diﬀerential equation which has as solutions the Laguerre polynomials Ll (x). the total wavefunction that describes a hydrogenic system (ignoring the spin of the electron. the energy levels are given by En = − Z 2R n2 (6. Discussion of the Wavefunctions We are now very close to having the atomic orbitals familiar from freshman chemistry. (6.The Ylm (θ.17) Note: The energy levels are determined by n alone–l drops out.16) na0 2n[(n + l)!]3 The energy eigenvalues. θ. which will be brieﬂy discussed later) is ψ nlm (r.2. µ ¶l µ ¶ 2σ 2σ −σ/n 2l+1 Rnl (σ) = Anl . φ) (6. φ) = Rnl (r)Ylm (θ. So.18) 6.

The table below lists the atomic orbitals in the “chemists” picture as linear combinations of the “physicists” picture wave functions. ψ 2p0 .We have explicitly derived the “physicists” picture of the atomic orbitals orbital n l 1s 2s 2p 3d 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 m 0 0 0 ±1 0 ±1 ±2 wavefunctions (σ = r/a0 ) ψ1s = ψ100 = e−σ ¡ ¢ ψ2s = ψ200 = 1 − σ e−σ/2 2 ψ2p0 = ψ210 = σe−σ/2 cos θ ψ2p±1 = ψ21±1 = σe−σ/2 sin θe±iφ ψ3d0 = ψ320 = σ2 e−σ/3 (3 cos2 θ − 1) ψ3d±1 = ψ32±1 = R32 (r) cos θ sin θe±iφ ψ3d±2 = ψ32±2 = R32 (r) sin2 θe±i2φ The wavefunctions in the “physicists” picture are complex (they have real and imaginary components). ψ 2s . The atomic orbital you are used to from freshman chemistry are the “chemists” picture of atomic orbitals In the above table ψ1s . So one needs to form linear combinations of these orbitals such that these combinations are pure real. The wavefunctions that chemists like are pure real. ψ 3d0 are pure real and so these are the same in the “chemists” picture as in the “physicists” picture. 50 .

so we can not write down an explicit function of the coordinate space variables. For now we must be satisﬁed with the following: • There are two quantum numbers associated with spin: s and ms • s is the spin quantum number and for an electron s = 1/2 (always). Spin of the electron ψ3dz2 = ψ3d0 £ ¤ 1 2 ±1 ψ3dxz = √2 ψ3d1 + ψ3d−1 £ ¤ 1 2 ±1 ψ3dyz = i√2 ψ3d1 − ψ3d−1 £ ¤ 1 2 ±2 ψ3dxy = √2 ψ3d2 + ψ3d−2 £ ¤ 1 ψ3dx2 −y2 = i√2 ψ3d2 − ψ3d−2 2 0 ψ1s = ψ1s ψ2s = ψ2s ψpz = ψ2p0 £ ¤ 1 ψ2px = √2 ψ2p1 + ψ2p−1 £ ¤ 1 1 ±1 ψ2py = i√2 ψ2p1 − ψ2p−1 As we know from freshman chemistry. • ms is the spin orientation quantum number and ms = ±1/2 for electrons. Spin is actually rather peculiar so we will put oﬀ a more detailed discussion until next semester. electrons also posses an intrinsic quantity called spin.orbital n l 1s 2s 2p 1 2 2 2 2 3d 3 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 m 0 0 0 ±1 wavefunctions (σ = r/a0 ) 6.3. The spin wavefunction is a function in spin space not the usual coordinate space. 51 .

19) 52 .We simply denote the spin wavefunction generally as χs.s. n: determines the total energy of the systems and the atomic shells. n. . Again note that for a free hydrogenic system the total energy depends only on the principle quantum number n. When a particular spin state is needed a further notation is commonly used: α ≡ χ 1 . It also determines the atomic sub-shells (6.2.4.20) n2 where recall. • The angular momentum quantum numbers.ms and “tack it on” as another factor of the complete wavefunction.m (θ. Summary: the Complete Hydrogenic Wavefunction We are now in position to fully describe all properties of hydrogenic systems (except for relativistic eﬀects) The full wave function is Ψn.ms = Rnl (r)Yl. can take on values of 1.3. — The principle quantum number. 1 (the “spin-up” state) and β ≡ χ 1 .ms = ψn. En = − The quantum numbers of the hydrogenic system • The principle quantum number.m χs.l. . (6. φ)χ The energy is given by Z 2R .l. l: determines the total angular momentum of the system.m.− 1 (the “spin-down” state) 2 2 2 2 6.

ms : determines the projection of the spin angular momentum onto the z-axis (i. . l = 2 is called d. His theory also made the 53 . developed a relativistic quantum theory in which the well established phenomenon of spin arose naturally. The Schrödinger theory is a non-relativistic one. Dirac. that is. . It also determines the orientation of the atomic sub-shells — The magnetic quantum number. We have determined all that we can about the hydrogen atom within Schrödinger’s theory of quantum mechanics. . 1. m. ± l. it can not account for relativistic eﬀects which show up in spectral data. . spin-up or spin-down). can take on values of 0. l = 3 is called f etc. ±1. .e. l = 1 is called p. can take on values of 0. We also had to add spin in an ad hoc manner to account for what we know experimentally–spin did not fall out of the theory naturally. • The spin orientation quantum number. (n − 1) — For historical reasons l = 0 is called s. — For electrons s = 1/2. m: determine the projection of the angular momentum onto the z-axis. This is not the full story however.. — For electrons ms = ±1/2 We have accomplished quite a bit.— The angular momentum quantum number. in the late 1920’s. • The spin quantum number. s: determines the total spin angular momentum. l. • The orientation quantum number. .

In 1948 Richard Feynman developed the beginnings of quantum electrodynamics (QED). because there still existed experimental phenomena that was not properly described.bold prediction of the existence anti-matter that has now been veriﬁed time and again. QED is the best theory ever developed in terms of matching with experimental data. 54 . Both the relativistic Dirac theory and QED are beyond our reach. so we limit ourselves to the non-relativistic Schrödinger theory. The Dirac theory was still not fully complete.

for example. helium. The Hamiltonian for helium is ~2 2 ˆ H= − ∇ 2me 1 | {z } ~2 2 − ∇ 2me 2 | {z } Ze2 − 4π r | {z 0 1 } Ze2 − + 4π 0 r2 | {z } e2 4π 0 r | {z 12 } . Two Electron Atoms: Helium We now consider a system consisting of two electrons and a nucleus.1. repulsion where r12 = |r1 − r2 | is the distance between the electrons. The electron—electron repulsion term is responsible for the diﬃculty of the problem.E of electron 1 K. The helium atom is an example of the “three-body-problem”–diﬃcult to handle even in classical mechanics–one can not get a closed form solution. Although the extension from hydrogen to helium seems simple it is actually extremely complicated. it is so complicated that it can’t be solved exactly.E of electron 2 P. Multi-electron atoms 7. In fact.E of electron 1 P.—elec.E of eletcron 2 elec.1) K.7. The problem must be solved by one of the following methods • Numerical solutions (we will not discuss this) 55 55 . It makes a closed form solution impossible. (7.

2) = or ⎪ ⎩ −ψ(2. electrons) must be antisymmetric under the exchange of indistinguishable fermions. say.g.g. ⎨ ψ(1. 1) symmetric (7. helium 56 .2) antisymmetric The Pauli exclusion principle states: The total wavefunctions for fermions (e.2.• Perturbation theory (next semester) • Variational theory (next semester) • Ignore the electron—electron repulsion (good for qualitative work only) 7.. Note: a similar statement exists for bosons (e. All physical properties of a system where we have labelled the electrons as. 1). All this implies that ⎧ ⎪ +ψ(2.. photons): The total wavefunction for bosons must be symmetric under exchange of indistinguishable bosons. The Pauli Exclusion Principle Electron are fundamentally indistinguishable. Now. They can not truly be labelled. Let us consider the two electron atom. only |ψ|2 is directly measurable–not ψ itself. 1 and 2 must be exactly the same as when the electrons are labelled 2 and 1.

4) where the single particle wavefunctions are that of the hydrogenic system. The Pauli exclusion principle implies that if the spatial part is even with respect to exchange then the spin part must be odd.The total wavefunction is Ψ = ψ(1. we may as well simplify matters and use product state wavefunctions (products of the hydrogenic wavefunctions). Since we are doing this. Ψ = ψ(1)ψ(2)χ(1)χ(2). | {z }| {z } spatial part spin part (7.5) 57 . Likewise if the spatial part is odd then the spin part must be even.3) Since a complete solution for helium is not possible we must use approximate wavefunctions. Now let’s blindly list all possibilities for the ground state wave function of helium Ψa = ψ1s (1)α(1)ψ1s (2)α(2) Ψb = ψ1s (1)α(1)ψ1s (2)β(2) Ψc = ψ1s (1)β(1)ψ1s (2)α(2) Ψd = ψ1s (1)β(1)ψ1s (2)β(2) These appear to be four reasonable ground state wavefunctions which would imply a four-fold degeneracy. 2) (7. So. (7. However considering the symmetry with respect to exchange we see the following • Ψa has symmetric spatial and spin parts and is there for symmetric. • Similarly for Ψd . • Ψb and Ψc have symmetric spatial parts. It must be excluded. 2)χ(1. one must make an antisymmetric linear combination of the spin parts. but the spin part is neither symmetric or antisymmetric.

¯ ¯ . .The appropriate linear combination is α(1)β(2) − α(2)β(1). . . . .3. . . Namely the wavefunction is product state that must be antisymmeterized in accordance with the Pauli exclusion principle. The aufbau principle states that the ground state wavefunction is built-up of hydrogenic wavefunctions To arrive at an antisymmetric wavefunction we construct the Slater determinant: ¯ ¯ ¯ ψ (1)α(1) ψ1s (1)β(1) · · · ψn (1)α(1) ψn (1)β(1) ¯ ¯ 1s ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ψ1s (2)α(2) ψ1s (2)β(2) · · · ψn (2)α(2) ψn (2)β(2) ¯ ¯ Ψ=¯ (7. Consequences of the Pauli exclusion principle • No two electrons can have the same ﬁve quantum numbers • Electrons occupying that same subshell must have opposite spins (7. Many Electron Atoms The remaining atoms on the periodic table are handled in a manner similar to helium. . .6) 7. The product wavefunction for the ground state is determined by applying the aufbau principle. . So the ground state wave function for helium is Ψg = ψ1s (1)ψ1s (2) [α(1)β(2) − α(2)β(1)] .8) .7) (7. . . . ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ψ (N)α(N) ψ (N)β(N) ψn (N )α(N) ψn (N)β(N) ¯ 1s 1s 58 .

10) • The short hand notation for these states is (1s)2 (2s)1 7. As an example consider lithium: • There are three electrons so we need three hydrogenic wavefunctions: ψ1s α. It is also antisymmetric under exchange of columns.1. This agrees with the Puli exclusion principle.11) H= 2me i 4π 0 ri j>i 4π 0 rij i=1 59 .The reason one can be sure that this wavefunction is the antisymmeterized is that we know from linear algebra that the determinant is antisymmetric under exchange of rows (corresponds to exchanging two electrons). • We construct the Slater determinant as ¯ ¯ ¯ ψ (1)α(1) ψ (1)β(1) ψ (1)α(1) ¯ 1s 1s 2s ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ Ψ1 = ¯ ψ1s (2)α(2) ψ1s (2)β(2) ψ2s (2)α(2) ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ψ (3)α(3) ψ (3)β(3) ψ (3)α(3) ¯ 1s 1s 2s or ¯ ¯ ¯ ψ (1)α(1) ψ (1)β(1) ψ (1)β(1) ¯ 1s 2s ¯ ¯ 1s ¯ ¯ Ψ2 = ¯ ψ1s (2)α(2) ψ1s (2)β(2) ψ2s (2)β(2) ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ψ (3)α(3) ψ (3)β(3) ψ (3)β(3) ¯ 1s 1s 2s (7. ψ1s β.9) (7. and ψ2s α (or ψ 2s β). The Total Hamiltonian The total Hamiltonian for a many electron (ignoring spin-orbit coupling which will be discussed next semester) atom is " # N X −~2 X e2 Ze2 ˆ ∇2 − + (7. Another property of the determinant is that if two rows are the same (corresponds to two electrons in the same state) the determinant is zero.3.

R determines the internuclear separation and θ and φ determine the orientation. 3n of these describe the position of the n electrons. Three of these describe the center of mass position. This leaves three degrees of freedom (R. θ. Diatomic Molecules and the Born Oppenheimer Approximation Now that we have applied quantum mechanics to atoms. This chapter will be limited to diatomic molecules. 60 60 .8.1. Molecular Energy A diatomic molecule with n electrons requires that 3n+6 coordinates be speciﬁed. we are able to begin the discussion of molecules. 8. φ) which describe the position of the nuclei relative to the center of mass.

61 . The Hamiltonian In the center of mass coordinates the Hamiltonian for a diatomic molecule is ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ H = TN + Te + VN N + VNe + Vee . e2 4π 0 rji is the electron—electron potential energy operator.1) (8. P ~2 ˆ 2 ˆ Te = i − 2me ∇ei is the kinetic energy operator for the electrons. ˆ TN is the nuclear kinetic energy operator and is given by 2 2 ~2 ˆ2 ∂ ˆ2 ∂ ˆN ˆN = − ~ ∇2 = − ~ + J . ˆ VNN = ZA ZBe e2 4π 0 R is is the nuclear—nuclear potential energy operator. + ZB e2 4π 0 rBi P ˆ VNe = − i P ˆ Vee = i>j h ZA e2 4π 0 rAi i is the nuclear—electron potential energy operator.1.1.8. R T 2μ 2μR2 ∂R ∂R 2μ (8.2) m1 m2 m1 +m2 ˆ where J is angular momentum operator for molecular rotation and μ = the reduced mass of the diatomic molecule.

8.1.2. The Born—Oppenheimer Approximation The Born—Oppenheimer approximation: The nuclei move much slower than the electrons. (classical picture) We put the Born—Oppenheimer approximation to work by ﬁrst deﬁning an eﬀective Hamiltonian ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Hef f = Te + VN N + VNe + Vee . (8.3) The approximation comes in by treating R as a parameter rather than an operator (or variable). So one writes ˆ Hef f ψe (R, {ri }) = Ee (R)ψ e (R, {ri }). ψe is the so-called electronic wavefunction. Now the Schrödinger equation for the diatomic molecule is ³ ´ ˆ ˆ TN + Hef f ψ(R, {ri }) = Eψ(R, {ri }). (8.4)

(8.5)

Since the Hamiltonian is a sum of two terms, one can write the wavefunction ψ(R, {ri }) as a product wavefunction ψ = ψN ψe , (8.6)

where ψN is the so-called nuclear wavefunction. Substituting the product wavefunction into the Schrödinger equation gives ³ ´ ˆ ˆ (8.7) TN + Hef f ψN ψe = EψN ψe ³ ´ ˆ / / TN + Ee (R) ψ N ψe = EψN ψe ³ ´ ˆ TN + Ee (R) ψ N = EψN .

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The last equation is exactly like a Schrödinger equation with a potential equal to Ee (R). One now models Ee (R) or determines it experimentally.

8.2. Molecular Vibrations

As stated earlier R is the internuclear separation and θ and φ determine the orientation. Consequently, R is the variable involved with vibration whereas θ and φ are involved with rotation. Considering only the R part of the Hamiltonian (under the Born—Oppenheimer approximation), we have ∙ 2 2 ¸ ~ ∂ − + Ee (R) ψvib = Evib ψvib . (8.8) 2μ ∂R2 It is convenient at this point to expand Ee (R) in a Taylor series about the equilibrium position, Req : ¶ µ ¶ µ ∂E 1 ∂2E 0 (R − Req ) + (R − Req )2 + · · · . (8.9) Ee (R) = E + 2 ∂R Req 2! ∂R Req Now E 0 is just a constant which, by choice of the zero of energy, can be set to an arbitrary value. Since we are at a minimum, One deﬁnes ³

∂2E ∂R2

´

¡ ∂E ¢

∂R Req

must be zero, so the linear term vanishes.

Req

≡ ke as the force constant.

The remaining terms in the expansion can collective be deﬁned as O[(R−Req )3 ] ≡ Vanh , the anharmonic potential.

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As a ﬁrst approximation we can neglect the anharmonicity. With this, the Schrödinger equation becomes ∙ 2 2 ¸ ~ ∂ 1 2 − + ke (R − Req ) ψvib = Evib ψvib . (8.10) 2μ ∂R2 2 If we let x = (R − Req ) this becomes ¸ ∙ 2 2 1 ~ ∂ 2 + ke x ψvib = Evib ψvib , − 2μ ∂x2 2 which is exactly the harmonic oscillator equation. Hence √ 2 ψ vib,n = An Hn ( αx)e−αx /2 , where α ≡ And q q

ke μ . ~

(8.11)

(8.12)

1 Evib,n = hc˜ e (n + ), ω 2

ke . μ

(8.13)

where ω e ≡ ˜

1 2π

8.2.1. The Morse Oscillator Neglecting anharmonicity and using the harmonic oscillator approximation works well for low energies. However, it is a poor model for high energies. For high energies we need a more realistic potential–one that will allow of bond dissociation. The Morse potential Ee (R) = De [1 − e−β(R−Re q ) ]2 , (8.14)

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μ where De is the well depth and β = 2πc˜ e 2De is the Morse parameter. Note: ω this expression for the Morse potential has the zero of energy at the bottom of the well (i.e. R = Req , ;Ee (Req ) = 0).

q

The Morse Potential can also be written as Ee (R) = De [e−2β(R−Req ) − 2e−β(R−Re q ) ]. (8.15)

Now the zero of energy is the dissociated state (i.e. R → ∞, ;Ee (R → ∞) = 0). We approach this quantum mechanical problem exactly like all the other. The Schrödinger equation is ¸ ∙ 2 2 ~ ∂ −β(R−Req ) 2 + De [1 − e ] ψvib = Evib ψvib − 2μ ∂R2

(8.16)

This is another diﬀerential equation that is diﬃcult to solve.

As it turns out, this Schrödinger equation can be transformed into a one of a broad class of known diﬀerential equations called conﬂuent hypergeometric equations– the solutions of which are the conﬂuent hypergeometric functions, 1 F1 . Doing this yields the wavefunctions of the form ψvib,n (z) = z Apn e−z 1 F1 (−n, 1 + 2Apn , 2z), √ 2De μ −βx e , z = βh √ 2μ , A = βh p −1 − n pn = De + 2 A and energy levels of the form 1 1 Evib,n = −De + hc˜ e (n + ) − hc˜ e xe (n + )2 , ω ω 2 2 (8.17)

(8.18)

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where ω e xe together is the anharmonicity constant, with xe = ˜ ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout ∗ ∗∗ 8.2.2. Vibrational Spectroscopy

hc˜ e ω . 4De

Infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy are the two most widely used techniques to probe vibrational levels. The spectral peaks appear at v = ˜

4E hc

(in units of wavenumbers, cm−1 ).

The transition from the n = 0 to the n = 1 state is called the fundamental transition. Transitions from n = 0 to n = 2, 3, 4 · · · are called overtone transitions. Transitions from n = 1 to 2, 3, 4 · · · , n = 2 to 3, 4, 5 · · · , etc. are called hot transitions (or hot bands) Since the energy levels depend on mass, isotopes will have a diﬀerent transition energy and hence appear in a diﬀerent place in the spectrum. Heavier isotopes have lower transition energies.

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9.1. Molecular Orbital Theory

One of the most important concepts in all of chemistry is the chemical bond. In freshman chemistry we learn of one model for chemical bonding–VSEPR (valence shell electron-pair repulsion) theory, where hybridized atomic orbitals determine the bonding geometry of a given molecule. We are now prepared to discuss a bonding theory that is more rigorously based in quantum mechanics. Basically we will treat the molecules in the same way as all our other quantum mechanical problems (e.g., particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, etc.) As you might expect, it is not possible to obtain the exact wavefunctions and energy levels so, we must settle for approximate solutions. As a ﬁrst example, let us consider the molecular hydrogen ion H+ . 2 The Hamiltonianfor H+ is 2 ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ H = TN + Tel + VNel + VNN 67

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We use the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and treat the nuclear coordinates as a parameters rather than as variables. So we only worry about parts of the Hamiltonian that deal with the electron. The eﬀective Hamiltonian becomes ˆ ˆ ˆ H = Tel + VNel e2 e2 −~2 2 ∇ − − . = 2me 4π 0 rA 4π 0 rB The eigenfunctions of this Hamiltonian are called molecular orbitals. The molecular orbitals are the analogues of the atomic orbitals. • Atomic orbitals: Hydrogen is the prototype and all other atomic orbitals are built from the hydrogen atomic orbitals. • Molecular orbitals: The hydrogen molecular ion is the prototype and all other molecular orbitals are built from the hydrogen molecular ion molecular orbitals. (9.2)

There is one signiﬁcant diﬀerence between the above, which is the hydrogen atomic orbitals are exact whereas the hydrogen molecular ion molecular orbitals are not exact. In fact, we shall see that these molecular orbitals are constructed as linear combinations of atomic orbitals.

9.2. Symmetry

Let the atoms of the hydrogen molecular ion lie on the z-axis of the center of mass coordinate system.

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y. • Because of the symmetry the electron density at (x. ı • Moreover the eigenvalue a can be either +1 or −1. That is ı ˆψ(x. (9. ˆ. y. y. z) must equal the electron density at (−x. −z). • The above symmetry therefore requires that the molecular orbitals be eigenfunctions of the inversion operator. z) = ψ(−x.3) Cylindrical symmetry 69 . • If a = +1 the molecular wavefunction is even with respect to inversion and is called gerade and labelled with a “g”: ˆψ g = ψg ı • If a = −1 the molecular wavefunction is odd with respect to inversion and is called ungerade and labelled with a “u”: ˆψ u = −ψu ı • The terms gerade and ungerade apply only to systems that posses inversion symmetry. −y.Inversion symmetry • The potential ﬁeld of the hydrogen molecular ion is cylindrically symmetric about the z-axis. −z) = aψ(x. z). −y.

• The molecular wavefunction is described by an eigenvalue λ = 0. . — We use λ to label the molecular orbitals as shown in the table λ 0 label σ ±1 ±2 · · · π δ ··· Mirror plane symmetry 70 . ±2.• The cylindrical symmetry implies that the potential energy can not depend on the φ. . . ±1.

• There are also vertical mirror plane symmetries. — If the eigenvalue is +1 (even with respect to σ h ) the molecular orbital ˆ is called a bonding orbital. 71 . — If the eigenvalue is −1 (odd with respect to σ h ) the molecular orbital ˆ is called an antibonding orbital.• There is also a symmetry about the x-y plane called horizontal mirror plane symmetry: operator σ h . but we will put that discussion oﬀ for the time being. ˆ • Thus the molecular wavefunction must be an eigenfunction of σ h with eigenˆ value ±1.

LCAO–Linear Combinations of Atomic Orbitals Now that we know what symmetry the molecular orbitals must posses. Unfortunately we can’t have both.1.1) and (1sB ) = ke−rB /a0 (10.2) 72 72 . Useful can mean qualitatively useful or quantitatively useful. LCAO is qualitatively very useful but it lacks quantitative precision. Linear combination of the 1s atomic orbital from each H atom is used for the molecular orbital of H+ : 2 (1sA ) = ke−rA /a0 (10. We will discuss the approximation which models the molecular orbitals as linear combinations of atomic orbitals (LCAO). we need to ﬁnd some useful approximations for them.10. Molecular Orbital Diagrams 10. Let us again consider the hydrogen molecular ion H+ : let one H atom be labelled 2 A and the other labelled B.

Classiﬁcation of Molecular Orbitals With atoms we classiﬁed atomic orbitals according to angular momentum.We construct two molecular orbitals as Φ+ = C+ (1sA + 1sB ) and Φ− = C− (1sA − 1sB ) The normalization condition is Z Φ± Φ± dΩ = 1 (10.1. For molecular orbitals we shall also classify them according to angular momentum. 73 . Φ+ represents a situation in which the electron density is concentrated between the nuclei and thus represents a bonding orbital.4) (10. But we shall also classify them according to their inversion symmetry and wether or not they are bonding or antibonding.5) As can be seen from the above ﬁgure.3) (10. Conversely Φ− represents a situation in which the electron density is very low between the nuclei and thus represents an antibonding orbital 10.1.

e. λ 0 orbital symbol σ ±1 ±2 · · · π δ ··· Atomic orbitals with m = 0 form σ type molecular orbitals. For example.g. σ g or σ u etc. If the two atoms are inﬁnitely far apart.. The ground state of the system would consist of two separate hydrogen molecules in their ground atomic states: (1s)1 74 . Those with m = ±1 form π type molecular orbitals. 10.The classiﬁcation according to angular momentum is as follows. This molecules is a homonuclear diatomic with two electrons. pz ⇒ σ.g.2. The classiﬁcation according to inversion symmetry is simply a subscript “g” or “u”.. e. σ g is a bonding orbital and σ ∗ is an antibonding u orbital. The Hydrogen Molecule Let us now consider the hydrogen molecule. s ⇒ σ. px ⇒ π etc. For example. The classiﬁcation according to bonding or antibonding is an asterisk is used to denote antibonding.

These are σg = 1sA + 1sB and σ ∗ = 1sA − 1sB .As the atom are brought closer together. u (10. There are two acceptable linear combinations. their respective s orbitals begin to overlap. so one forms linear combinations of the atomic orbitals.7) (10.6) 75 . It is now more appropriate to speak in terms of molecular orbitals.

The molecular orbital diagram for H2 is shown below Molecular orbital diagrams can be drawn for any molecule. We will focus on the second row homonuclear diatomics and some simple heteronuclear diatomics. 76 . Molecular Orbital Diagrams The energy levels associated with the molecular orbitals are drawn schematically is what is called a molecular orbital diagram. It is also to be expected since we know H2 is a stable molecule. 10.It can be shown mathematically that the energy level associated with σg is lower than σ∗ . u We can intuit this qualitatively however since the σ ∗ orbital must have a node u whereas the σ g does not. Some get very complicated.3.

8) • Examples follow in the supplement. For example a high lying 1s orbital may combine with a low lying 2s orbital to form a σ molecular orbital. Bond order • One important property that can be predicted from the molecular orbital diagrams is bond order. A consequence of this energy level disparity is that molecular orbitals may be formed from nonidentical atomic orbitals. This disparity is not present for homonuclear diatomics. 77 . The supplement that follows this section contains some examples of heteronuclear diatomics. Heteronuclear diatomics are some what more complicated since there is a disparity in the energy levels of the atomic orbitals for the separated atoms. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Supplement ∗ ∗∗ The supplement that follows this section contains examples for each of the second row diatomics. • Bond order is deﬁned as BO = 1 (# of bonding electrons − # of antibonding electrons) 2 (10.The molecular orbital diagrams for the second row homonuclear diatomics are rather simple.

4. Next semester we will discuss molecular rotations and just like for vibrations and electronic transitions they are governed by the rotational Hamiltonian and described by the rotational wavefunction. Likewise we have discussed molecular orbitals which are the electronic wavefunctions. We can succinctly express the Schrödinger equation for a molecule as follows. (Next semester will we look at the details of this for polyatomic molecules) ˆ Hmol Ψmol = Emol Ψmol (10.10. The Complete Molecular Hamiltonian and Wavefunction We have discussed molecular vibrations which under the Born-Oppenheimer approximation are governed by the vibrational Hamiltonian and described by the vibrational wavefunction.9) ´ ³ ˆ ˆ ˆ Hele + Hvib + Hrot ψele ψvib ψrot = (Eele + Evib + Erot ) ψele ψvib ψrot 78 .

• Classical electrodynamics • Classical statistical mechanics Since this is not a course on electrodynamics. (11. The Classical Electrodynamics Treatment of Light Scattering As usual we work under the electric dipole approximation and only focus on the interaction of the electric ﬁeld part of light with a dipole.11. we have to take several key results from that theory on faith.1) where α is the polarizability of the molecule describing the “ﬂexibility” of its electron cloud. When the light interacts with the molecule an electric dipole is induced according to μ = αE.1. 11. An Aside: Light Scattering–Why the Sky is Blue This chapter addresses the topic of light scattering from two diﬀerent perspectives. 79 79 .

80 . The ﬁrst term corresponds to Rayleigh scattering where the scattered light is at the same frequency as the incident light. The second term corresponds to Stokes Raman scattering where the scattered light is shifted to the red of the incident frequency. the electric ﬁeld part is E(t) = E0 cos ωt. Thus the light—matter interaction is described as μ(t) = α(t)E(t) = (α0 + α1 cos ω v t) E0 cos ωt = α0 E0 cos ωt + α1 E0 cos ω v t cos ωt ⎡ ⎤ α1 E0 ⎣ cos(ω − ω v )t + cos(ω + ω v )t ⎦ = α0 E0 cos ωt + | {z } {z } | {z } | 2 Rayleigh Stokes Raman AntiStokes Raman (11.4) where a trig identity was used in the last step. According to classical electrodynamics an oscillating dipole emits an electromagnetic ﬁeld at the oscillation frequency. In this case we see the dipole oscillates at three distinct frequencies: ω. (11.2) The polarizability also depends on the positions of nuclei to some degree. there is a vibrational (and rotational) contribution to the polarizability: α(t) = α0 + α1 cos ωv t (here for simplicity we assume only one vibrational mode).3) (11.For light. That is. ω − ωv and ω + ω v as part of three terms in the above expression.

This quartic scattering dependence is. in fact.2. The Blue Sky The spectrum of visible light from the sun incident on the outer atmosphere is essentially ﬂat as shown below. the reason why the sky is blue (from the point of view of classical electrodynamics) and is called the Rayleigh scattering law. There is a very strong dependence on frequency (or wavelength). The important point to note is that I ∝ ω 4 or alternatively I ∝ 1/λ4 . 81 . 11. It can be shown that the emitted intensity is I= ω4 2 μ. To explicitly derive this expression we would need a fair bit of electrodynamics and so the derivation is not shown here.5) where μ0 = α0 E0 for the case of Rayleigh scattering and μ0 = α1 E0 /2 for the case of Raman scattering. Classical electrodynamics can describe exactly how the oscillating electric dipole emits electromagnetic radiation. 3c3 0 (11.The third term corresponds to anti-Stokes Raman scattering where the scattered light is shifted to the blue of the incident frequency.

Sunsets We have focused on a blue sky.2.We just learned that light scatters as it traverses the atmosphere according to Rayleigh’s scattering law: I(λ) ∝ 1/λ4 . 11. The following ﬁgures illustrate why Rayleigh scattering implies that the sky is blue. 82 .1. but red sunsets occur for the same reason– Rayleigh scattering.

2. 83 .If we look directly at the sun during a sunset (or sunrise) it appears red because most of the blue light has scattered in other directions. White Clouds We might expect that clouds should be highly colored since they consist of droplets of water which scatter light very eﬀectively. 11. This more pronounced at dawn or dusk since the light must traverse more of the atmosphere at those times then at noonday at which time the sun appears yellow in color.2.

Mie scattering is referred to as Tyndall scattering 84 . In this limit an entirely diﬀerent analysis is made–one does not have Rayleigh scattering but instead has a process called Mie scattering. In some contexts. The water droplets are much larger than the wavelenght of the light–quite the opposite case as above. particularly in liquid suspensions.The key diﬀerence between light scattering by clouds versus by the atmosphere is the size of the scatterer.

depends on the n and l quantum numbers as sµ ¶3 2Z (n − l − 1)! Anl = − (11. (11. Anl . φ) • The radial part is. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material.Key Equations for Exam 2 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 2.6) µ 2σ n ¶l e −σ/n 2l+1 Ln+1 µ 2σ n ¶ .8) na0 2n[(n + l)!]3 85 85 .7) where the normalization constant. φ) = Rnl (r)Ylm (θ. The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations. Equations • The wavefunctions for the hydrogenic system are ψnlm (r. θ. The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets. Rnl (σ) = Anl (11.

e. • The energy levels are 1 En = (n + )~ω.12) q μ where De is the well depth and β = 2πc˜ e 2De is the Morse parameter. (11. ω = 2 • The Morse potential is r k m (11. . 2 n n! π ~ 2 (11. (11. . 2 2 where ω e xe together is the anharmonicity constant.Ee (Req ) = 0).n = −De + hc˜ e (n + ) − hc˜ e xe (n + )2 .e.10) where An is the normalization constant for the nth eigenfunction and Hn (y) are the Hermite polynomials. y = x. 4De (11.14) 86 . R → ∞.Ee (R → ∞) = 0). R = Req .• The energy levels for the hydrogenic system are given by En = − Z 2R n2 (11. ω Note: this expression for the Morse potential has the zero of energy at the bottom of the well (i. An = p √ . with xe = ˜ hc˜ e ω . • The energy levels for the Morse oscillator are of the form 1 1 ω ω Evib.9) • The wavefunctions for the harmonic oscillator are ¶1 µ 2 km 4 1 − y2 ψ n (y) = An Hn (y)e .13) Now the zero of energy is the dissociated state (i.11) Ee (R) = De [1 − e−β(R−Re q ) ]2 . • The Morse Potential can also be written as Ee (R) = De [e−2β(R−Req ) − 2e−β(R−Req ) ].

16) 87 .15) • The Rayleigh scattering law is I(λ) ∝ 1/λ4 ∝ ω 4 (11.• Bond order is deﬁned as BO = 1 (# of bonding electrons − # of antibonding electrons) 2 (11.

Part III Statistical Mechanics and The Laws of Thermodynamics 88 88 .

even with the fastest computers. say. However.12. at least 100 million molecules. Statistics and Entropy Probability and statistics is at the heart of statistical mechanics. We will need some deﬁnitions • Ensemble: A large collection of equivalent macroscopic systems. we use a very detailed theory. to write down and solve the Schrödinger equation for those 100 million molecules. which allows one to handle macroscopic sized systems without losing to much of the rigor. Rudiments of Statistical Mechanics When we study simple systems like a single molecule. 89 89 . most of the time in the real world we are dealing with macroscopic systems. So we need a less detailed theory called statistical mechanics. but often Avogadro’s number of molecules.1. The systems are the same except that each one is in a diﬀerent so-called microstate. quantum mechanics. 12. It is simply impossible.

(12. • Conﬁguration: The collection of all equivalent microstates. p!(N − p)! (12.1. 12. The Boltzmann equation is S = k ln W Where S is entropy and k is Boltzmann’s constant. The number of possible conﬁgurations is deﬁned as W.1.g. p) is also called the binomial coeﬃcient because it gives the coeﬃcient for the pth order term in the expansion (1 + x) = N N X p=0 C(N.. This is given by the mathematical formula for combinations C(N.• Microstate: The single particular state of one member of the ensemble given by listing the individual states of each of the microscopic systems in the macroscopic state.2) (12. p) = N! . ﬂipping coins). p)xp . Combinations and Permutations Consider a random system that when measured can appear in one of two outcomes (e. Boltzmann developed an equation to connect the microscopic properties of an ensemble to the macroscopic properties.1) The number C(N. outcome 1 after N measurements.3) 90 . One valuable piece of statistical information about system is knowing how many diﬀerent ways the system appears p times in. say.

p) = N N 2 2 p!(N − p)! (12.6) where N is the total number of measurements and Ni is the number of indistinguishable results of type i. p). 91 . So rather than a particular combination. This is given by W (N. Sometimes the order is important. p) = 1 1 N! C(N.This formula will allow us to derive a normalization constant so that we can obtain the probability of obtaining p measurements of state 1.5) For combinations we did not care what order the results of the measurements occurred.4) 2N = C(N. {Ni }) = N! N1 !N2 !N3 ! · · · (12. p)(1)p (12. So the probability of any one outcome of N measurements is P (N. This gives (1 + 1) N = N X p=0 N X p=0 C(N. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Examples on Handout ∗ ∗∗ For both combinations and permutations we need to evaluated factorials. we are interested in a particular permutation. Set x = 1 in the above.

Sterlings Approximation: • In place of evaluating factorials of large number one can use Sterling’s approximation to approximate the value of the factorial.2. Fluctuations When we list the macroscopic properties of a material such as a beaker of benzene or the air of the atmosphere. O σ O is consider the range of the observable property. the value of a certain property ﬂuctuates about the average value. • Sterling’s approximation is ln(N!) ' N ln N − N (12. ¯ O N where N is the number of particles. but sometimes it is important.This is no problem for small numbers. Macroscopic equilibrium is a dynamic rather than static equilibrium. Often this ﬂuctuation is not important. It can be shown that (12.7) 12. So for example if N = 1024 then (12.9) 1 √ N = 10−12 92 .8) σO 1 ≈√ . Consequently. we speak of the average value of the property. The ﬂuctuation about an average value for any observable property O is described by the variance which is deﬁned as ¯ σ 2 ≡ O2 − O2 . but when we consider macroscopic systems (1020 or so molecules) no calculator can handle factorials of such large numbers.

For ensembles having large numbers of particles measured values of a property are extremely sharply peaked about the average value. 93 .

and the total number of particles will be constant.1) Ni (13. The total energy is given by E= where Ni is the number of particles in energy state i. of course. N= X i X i Ni i . 94 94 . (13. The total number of particles is. Since the system is isolated the total energy.3) A system in equilibrium always tries to maximize entropy and minimize energy and so the equilibrium conﬁguration is a compromise between these two cases. E. N1 !N2 ! · · · (13.13. The Boltzmann Distribution Consider a isolated system of N molecules that has the set { i } energy levels associated with it.2) The number of conﬁgurations for the system is then given by the number of distinct permutations of the system W = N! .

Maximizing entropy corresponds to maximizing W (via S = k ln W ). 95 . We start by considering our original system–that being one with constant energy.4) −β j j gj e | {z } pi where β ≡ 1 kT and gj denotes the degeneracy of states having energy j. The derivation using Lagrange multipliers arrives at the conﬁguration in which the gi e−β i Ni = N P . This is done using the mathematical technique of Lagrange multipliers (page 951 of your calc book). These two situations are contradictory and some compromise must be obtained.For the moment let us relax the isolation constraint. (13. Minimizing energy would be the case where all the particles are in the ground state (say 1 ). E and number of particles N To determine the equilibrium conﬁguration we must ﬁnd the maximum W subject to the constraint of constant energy and constant number of particles. This would be the situation in which every particle was in a diﬀerent energy state. That is all Ni = 1 or 0. We will not discuss this method in detail and consequently we cannot derive the equilibrium conﬁguration.

A given energy E will correspond to a unique temperature T. β and hence T are constants. The second partition function is Q= X j gj e−βEj (13.e.5) j Since we started with a isolated system. The ﬁrst is W –the number of conﬁgurations.6) and is called the canonical partition function. This is the Boltzmann distribution gi e−β i Pi = P −β j gj e (13.1. 13. Partition Functions We have already come across both the partition functions that we will use in this class. nonisolated systems by considering T as a variable..The pi represents the probability of ﬁnding the a randomly chosen particle or system which has energy i . The analysis readily generalizes to variable energy i. This partition function is not very useful to us so we will not discuss it further. 96 . This is called the microcanonical partition function.

There are other partition functions that are useful in diﬀerent situations but we will do nothing more than list two important ones here: i) the grand canonical partition function and ii) the isothermal—isobaric partition function 13.This was ﬁrst encountered as the denominator of the Boltzmann distribution and it is extremely important in statistical mechanics. That is. but it is a very good approximation for large numbers of particles. Relation between the Q and W When we get to connecting quantum mechanics with thermodynamics it will prove convenient to use Boltzmann’s equation (S = k ln W ) but as was stated earlier it is not convenient to use the microcanonical partition function (W ). the partition function contains all that can be known about the ensemble. energy levels and temperature do not explicitly appear.) The partition function is to statistical mechanics as the wavefunction is to quantum mechanics. It is not an exact relation as we derive it. for among other reasons. 97 . But this an inconvenient connection because. (Note: the symbol Z is also often used for the canonical partition function.1.1. In the following we give an argument which provides a relation between the partition functions. We shall see in the next chapter that the partition function will provide a link between the microscopic (quantum mechanics or classical mechanics) and the macroscopic (thermodynamics). In fact we have already seen this in the S = k ln W.

The microcanonical partition function describes a system at ﬁxed energy E. In fact W is the number of available states of the ensemble at the particular energy E. This is essentially the same as the degeneracy of the ensemble gE . Conversely the canonical partition function describes a system with variable energy. However, based on our previous discussion of ﬂuctuations, even though the energy of the ensemble is allowed to vary, the number of states with energy equal to the ¯ average energy E is overwhelmingly large. That is, almost every state available ¯ to the ensemble has energy E. We can express these ideas mathematically to come up with a relation between W and Q. The canonical partition function is Q= but to a good approximation Q ' gE e−β E . ¯

¯

X

j

gj e−β j ,

(13.7)

(13.8)

Now since the degeneracy is essentially the microcanonical partition function we have ¯ (13.9) Q ' W e−β E . So the canonical partition function is a Boltzmann weighted version of the microcanonical partition function. We will soon make use of the Boltmann’s equation in terms of the canonical

98

**partition function: ln Q ' ln(W e−β E ) = ln W + ln(e−β E ) ¯ E = ln W − | {z } kT .
**

S/k ¯ ¯

(13.10)

so,

S = k ln Q +

¯ E T

(13.11)

**13.2. The Molecular Partition Function
**

We ended the previous chapter by stating the total molecular energy (about the center of mass) as = ele + vib + rot . (13.12) This is a consequence of the Born Oppenheimer approximation If we include the center of mass translational motion this is = The ith total energy level is

i ele

+

vib

+

rot

+

trans

(13.13)

=

ele,n

+

vib,v

+

rot,J

+

trans,m .

(13.14)

Now if we have a collection of molecules in a macroscopic system. A given conﬁguration (say, conﬁguration j) of that system has total energy Ej . So the canonical partition function is Q= X

j

gj e−βEj

(13.15)

99

**But, each Ej is made up of the contributions of all of the molecules: Ej =
**

a l

+

b m

+

c n

+ ···

(13.16)

**The partition function for the molecule is written as Q = = X
**

j

**gj e−βEj = gla e−β {z
**

a l

X |l

qm o l,a

where the qmol,i are the molecular partition functions.

}|m

X

l,m,n···

a gm e−β qm o l,b

X {z

**b c (gla gm gn · · · )e−β( l + m + n +··· )
**

a m

a

b

c

(13.17)

}| n {z

X

a gn e−β n · · ·

a

qm o l,c

}

The total canonical partition function is the product of the molecular partition functions. For the case where the molecules are the same then all the qmol,i are the same: qmol,i = qmol thus qN (13.18) Q = mol . N! This allows us to focus only on a single molecule: qmol = X

i

**gi e−β i = gele,n e−β
**

qele

X |n

n,v,J,m

ele ,n

X }| v

n s,m ) gele,n gvib,v grot,J gtrans,m e−β ( ele,n + v ib ,v + ro t,J + tra(13.19)

{z

X

gvib,v e−β

qv ib

v ib ,v

{z

}| J

X

grot,J e−β

qro t

ro t,J

{z

}|m

X

gtrans,m e−β

qtra n s

tra n s,m

{z

}

We now collect below the expression for each of these partition functions. You will get the chance to derive each of these for your home work

100

The Translational Partition Function qtrans = where V Λ3 (13.20)

h Λ≡ √ 2πmkT is the thermal de Broglie wavelength. The Rotational Partition Function (linear molecules)

(13.21)

We will discuss rotations next semester. However, the high temperature limit, which works for all gases (of linear molecules) except H2 is T (13.22) qrot ≈ σθr

h where θr ≡ 8π2 Ik (I is the moment of inertia) and σ is the so-called symmetry number in which σ = 1 for unsymmetrical molecules and σ = 2 for symmetrical molecules.

2

**The Vibrational Partition Function qvib e− 2 β~ω 1 = = −β~ω 1−e 2 sinh 1 β~ω 2
**

1

(13.23)

Note this is for the harmonic oscillator. At temperatures well below the dissociation energy this is a very good approximation. (You will derive this as a homework problem.) The Electronic Partition Function There is usually only a very few electronic states of interest. Only at exceedingly high temperatures does any state other that the ground state(s) become important

101

so qele =

X

i

gele,i e−β

tele ,i

≈ gele,ground

(13.24)

102

14. Statistical Thermodynamics

The partition function allows one to calculate ensemble averages which correspond to macroscopically measurable properties such as internal energy, free energy, entropy etc. In this chapter we will obtain expressions for internal energy, U, pressure, P, entropy, S, and Helmholtz free energy, A. With these quantities in hand we will, in the subsequent chapters, formally develop thermodynamics with no need to refer back to the partition function. Ensemble averages The ensemble average of any property is given by 1 X ¯ O= Oi gi e−β i . Q i Internal energy One critical property of an ensemble is the average (internal) energy U. 1 X −β i ¯ . U ≡E= i gi e Q i Let us look closer at the above expression. Recall that Q= X

i

(14.1)

(14.2)

gi e−β i .

(14.3)

103

103

**Now take the derivative of Q with respect to β gives Ã #! " ¶ µ X µ ∂e−β i ¶ ∂ X −β i ∂Q = gi e = gi ∂β n,V ∂β i ∂β n,V i n,V X = − gi i e−β i
**

i

(14.4)

**By comparing this to the expression for U, we see µ ¶ ¶ µ 1 ∂Q ∂ ln Q U =− =− , Q ∂β n,V ∂β n,V where we used the identity
**

1 ∂y y ∂x

(14.5)

=

∂ ln y . ∂x

Pressure Another important property is pressure. When the ensemble is in the particular state i, d temperature and number of particles ¶ µ ∂ i pi = − ∂V n,β

i

= −pi dV . So at constant (14.6)

Thus the ensemble average pressure is given by ¶ µ 1 X ∂ i P =p=− ¯ gi e−β i . Q i ∂V n,β Multiplying by β/β we get 1 X P =− gi βQ i Using the chain rule in reverse, i.e., ∂e−β ∂V z }| ¶ µ ¶ µ ¶ µ −β i { ∂ i ∂e ∂ i = =− βe−β ∂ i ∂V ∂V

−βe−β

i

(14.7)

µ

∂ i ∂V

¶

βe−β i .

(14.8)

n,β

i

i

(14.9)

104

V (14.β Entropy We have already obtained the expression for entropy.β n.we proceed as ! Ã µ −β i ¶ ∂e 1 1 X ∂ X −β i P = gi = gi e βQ i ∂V βQ ∂V i n.10) 105 .β µ ¶ µ ¶ ∂Q 1 1 ∂ ln Q = = .11) (14. It is S = U + k ln Q T µ ¶ ∂ ln Q = −kβ + k ln Q ∂β n.β β ∂V n. βQ ∂V n.

it is the energy of the system minus the energy that is “tied-up” in the random (unusable) thermal motion of the particle in the system: A ≡ U − T S Free energy is probably the key concept in thermodynamics and so we will discuss it in much greater detail later.V n. That is. The Helmholtz free energy has the most direct relation to the partition function as can be seen from µ ¶ ¶ µ ∂ ln Q ∂ ln Q A ≡ U − TS = − + kT β − kT ln Q (14. We will make the distinction between the Helmholtz free energy and the more familiar Gibb’s free energy (G) later as well.Helmholtz Free Energy Free energy is the energy contained in the system which is available to do work.12) ∂β ∂β n.V = −kT ln Q Any thermodynamic property can now be obtained from the above functions as we shall see in the following chapters. 106 .

∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout ∗ ∗∗ 15.1.1) (15. Work We now begin the study of thermodynamics. The chain rule for partial derivatives: µ ¶ µ ¶ µ ¶ ∂u ∂z ∂z = ∂x y ∂u y ∂x y 107 107 (15. Thermodynamics is completely independent of the microscopic structure of the system.1. y): µ ¶ µ ¶ ∂z ∂z dz = dx + dy ∂x y ∂y x 2.15. 15.2) .1. The total derivative of z(x. Summary of Relations 1. Thermodynamics is a theory describing the most general properties of macroscopic systems at equilibrium and the process of transferring between equilibrium states. Properties of Partial Derivatives Of critical importance in mastering thermodynamics is to become proﬁcient with partial derivatives.

108 . Types of Systems Isolated system: A system that cannot exchange matter or energy with its environment.3. Microscopic systems: Systems containing a small number of particles. Deﬁnitions System: a collection of particles Macroscopic systems: Systems containing a large number of particles.1.3) y 4. The cyclic rule: ¶ y ∂z =− ∂y ∂z ∂x ¶ µ ¶ µ x ∂y ∂x (15.2. 15.2. Closed system: A system that cannot exchange matter with its environment but may exchange energy. Finally µ ∂z ∂x ¶ = u µ + y µ ∂z ∂y ¶ µ x ∂y ∂x (15. Environment: Everything not included in the system (or set of systems) Note that the distinction between the system and the environment is arbitrary and is chosen as a matter of convenience.5) u 15.4) ¶ z 5. The reciprocal rule: µ µ ∂z ∂x ∂z ∂x ¶ µ y ∂x ∂z ¶ =1 ¶ (15.

2. 15. = density.Open system: A system that may exchange matter and energy with its environment. • For example. • For example. heat capacity mass 15. pressure. Intensive parameters (or properties): properties that are independent of the amount of matter. Adiabatic system: A closed system that also can not exchange heat energy with its environment.2. Extensive properties can be “converted” to intensive properties through ratios: Extensive property → Intensive property. mass. • Heat is exchanged if only internal parameters are changed during the process.3. volume moles = molar volume. heat capacity. density. • Work is exchanged if external parameters are changed during the process. Work and Heat A system may exchange energy with its environment or another system in the form of work or heat. temperature.6) = speciﬁc heat. volume. System Parameters Extensive parameters (or properties): properties that depend on the amount of matter. Extensive property For example mass volume (15. 109 .

but the product of the two must have units of energy (e. A may be considered as a ‘generalized force’ which is coupled to a particular internal parameter. 15.g. Heat. Work is negative (w < 0) if work is done by the system..g.Convention Work.1. meters). q. which acts as ‘generalized displacement.. is positive (q > 0) if heat is absorbed by the system. Any given external parameter. (15. times and inﬁnitesimal change in position. Heat is negative (q < 0) if heat is released from the system. F . dx: dw = F dx. Joules).7) For thermodynamics.8) Ai dai (15.9) 110 .g. Generalized Forces and Displacements In physics you learned that an inﬁnitesimal change in work is given by the product of force. Newtons) and the generalized displacement need not have units of position (e. is positive (w > 0) if work is done on the system..3. w. or more generally as dw = X i (15. we need a more general deﬁnition if inﬁnitesimal work.’ Note that the generalized force need not have units of force (e. a. The inﬁnitesimal amount of work done on the system is then given by dw = Ada.

−P Stress. The following table gives some examples of generalized forces and displacements Generalized Force. dQ Magnetization.2. P V work In principle all work is interchangeable so that without loss of generality we will develop the formal aspects of thermodynamics assuming all work is due to changes in volume under a given pressure. dε Surface area. H Chemical Potential. mg Volume. When we get to applications of thermodynamics we will then be concerned with the various forms of work like those shown in the table above.3. dh −P dV σdε γdA EdQ HdM μdn mgdh 15. dV Strain.if more than one set of parameters change. dn Height. E Magnetic Field.10) Expanding Gases Consider the work done by a gas expanding in piston from volume V1 to V2 against some constant external pressure P = Pex (see ﬁgure) 111 . σ Surface tension. μ Gravity. That is dw = −P dV. a Contribution to dw Pressure. this is called P V work. dA Charge. γ Voltage. A Generalized Displacement. (15. dM Moles.

This can be manipulated as Z x2 Z x2 Z V2 F w=− F dx = − Adx = − Pex dV (15.11) A |{z} x1 x1 |{z} V1 dV Pex If Pex is independent of V then Z Z V2 Pex dV = −Pex w=− V1 V2 V1 dV = −Pex 4V (15. Rx Recall from physics that work is the (path) integral over force: w = − x12 F dx.12) 112 .The force exerted on a gas by a piston is equal to the external pressure times the area of the piston: F = Pex A ⇒ Pex = F/A.

16.1.1) 113 113 . Maximum Work and Reversible changes Now that we have learned about PV work we will consider the situation where the system does the maximum amount of work possible. Maximal Work: Reversible versus Irreversible changes The value of w depends on Pex during the entire expansion.16. In the ﬁgure wA = − Z V2 V1 Patm dV = −Patm (V2 − V1 ) (16.

wrev = − Z V2 Pgas dV (16.3) w2 = − Vi Patm dV = −Patm (V2 − Vi ) (16. there is always an intermediate equilibrium throughout the expansion.2) V1 Patm+2W dV = −Patm+2W (Vi − V1 ) Z V2 (16. Now consider case in the ﬁgure below The expansion is reversible. That is.5) V1 This is the limiting case of path B in the previous ﬁgure. Namely Pgas = Pex . 114 . where w1 = − and Z Vi (16.and wB = w1 + w2 . Thus wrev is the maximum possible work that can be done in an expansion.4) Hence it is clear that |wB | > |wA | . So. wrev = wmax .

heat capacity is a function of T . ¡ dq ¢ ¡ dq ¢ e.g. when the temperature of a substance having a heat capacity C(t) is changed by dT.9) V 115 .. To make an intensive property 1. Temperature is an intensive property and heat is an extensive property. divide by mass to get speciﬁc heat 1 cV = m We will discuss heat capacity more later. (16.7) That is.. Temperature is not the amount of heat.16. heat is related to temperature through the heat capacity dq dT n. CV (T ) = dT V and CP (T ) = dT P are not the same Heat capacity is an extensive property. µ dq dT ¶ (16.8) (16. The heat capacity also depends on the conditions during the temperature change.b. However.6) (16.2. divide by the number of moles to get molar heat capacity µ ¶ 1 dq CV m (T ) = n dT V 2. it is not a constant. Heat Capacity Temperature and heat are diﬀerent. C(T ) = From this equation dq = C(t)dT. dq amount of heat energy is transferred.

P independent then heat capacity is a function of T and P . 16. so we will focus our development of thermodynamics on simple systems. but behave in the same way as the more simple pure system. (More complicated systems require more than two independent variables. (16.315 J K−1 mol−1 ) and n is the number of moles. e.16. (16. Equations of State The macroscopic properties of matter are related to one another via a phenomenological equation of state. Example 1: The Ideal Gas Law The equation of state for volume of an ideal gas is P V = nRT .10) where R is the gas constant (8. The state of a pure. T .3. The ideal gas equation of state can be expressed in terms of intensive variables only P Vm = RT . homogeneous material (in the absence of external ﬁelds) is given by the values of any two intensive properties.11) where Vm = V .. C(T.1. P ).12) 116 .g.3.) The functional dependence of any property on the two independent variables is an equation of state. ρ= nRT RT (and molar (16. n m V The equation of state can also be expressed in terms of density ρ = mass m/n) MP mP = .

Example 2: The van der Waals Equation of State A more realistic equation of state was presented by van der Waals: P = nRT n2 a − 2. V − nb V (16.13) The parameter a attempts to account for the attractive forces among the particles The parameter b attempts to account for the repulsive forces among the particles b originates from hard sphere collisions (see ﬁgure): 117 .3.2.16.

16) • Redlich-Kwang P = (16.17) 118 .15) RT e− RT Vm nRT e− RT V = P = V − nb Vm − b nRT n2 a a RT −√ −√ = V − nb Vm − b T V (V − nb) T Vm (Vm − b) (16.In term of intensive variables P = a RT − 2.14) 16. Other Equations of State The van der Waals equation of state is not the only one that has been proposed.3. Vm − b Vm (16. Some other equations of state are • Berthelot • Dieterici n2 a a nRT RT − − = 2 2 V − nb T V Vm − b T Vm an a P = (16.3.

The temperature at which (for ﬁxed V and n) the pressure is zero is deﬁned as T =0K • T (Kelvin) = T (Celsius) + 273. Next time we will cover the second and third laws which both deal with entropy.1. which deal with temperature and total energy respectively. Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics Temperature tells us the direction of thermal energy (heat) ﬂow.17. • Heat ﬂows from high T to Low T.15 119 119 . Today we will cover the zeroth and ﬁrst laws. The Zeroth and First Laws of Thermodynamics Over the course of the next two lectures we will discuss the four core laws of thermodyanmics. 17. Temperature scales • Celsius: A relative scale based on water (T = 0◦ C for melting ice and T = 100◦ C for boiling water) • Kelvin: An absolute temperature scale based on the ideal gas law.

The zeroth law of thermodynamics • Mathematical statement: If TA = TB and TB = TC . 120 .1) The zeroth law implies that if an arbitrary system. Thermal equilibrium: If two systems are in contact along a diathermic wall and no heat ﬂows across the wall. is chosen as a thermometer then it will read the same temperature when it is in thermal contact along a diathermic wall with system A as when it is in thermal contact along a diathermic wall with system B.15 K and P = 1 atm.Standard conditions • standard temperature and pressure (STP): T = 273.789 L/mol) Diathermic wall: A wall that allows heat to ﬂow through it.414 L/mol) • standard ambient temperature and pressure (SATP): T = 298. Adiabatic wall: A wall the does not allow heat to ﬂow through it. (17.15 K and P = 1 bar. (Vm (SATP) = 24. then TA = TC This the mathematical statement of transitivity • Verbal statement: If system A is in thermal equilibrium with system B and system B is in thermal equilibrium system C then system A is also in thermal equilibrium with system C. (Vm (STP) = 22. then the systems are in thermal equilibrium. C.

. The internal energy state function For characterizing the change in energy of a system. The ﬁrst law of thermodynamics: • Mathematical statement: or in diﬀerential form dU = dq + dw (17.2.g.2.4) 121 .2) • Verbal statement: The change in internal energy of a system is equal to the amount of work done on the system plus the amount of heat provided to the system.1. The value of the state function depends only on that given state and on no other possible state of the system. 17. one is concerned with the work done on the system (w) and the heat supplied to the system (q).3) 4U = q + w (17. P )). The First Law of Thermodynamics Deﬁnitions: • State: the state of a system is deﬁned by specifying a minimum number in intensive variables • State Function: A function of the chosen independent variables that describes a property of the state (e. The energy of a system is called the internal energy (U) of the system. V (T.17. So for a system where all the work is P V work the ﬁrst law becomes Z V2 4U = q − Pex dV V1 (17.

The total diﬀerential of U (T.9) (17.in diﬀerential form this is dU = dq − Pex dV (17. ¶ ¶ µ ∂U ∂U dq = CV dT = dq =⇒ = ∂T V ∂T V dT ¡ ¢ Hence the slope ∂U V is the heat capacity. U → U(T. is called the internal pressure (it has no standard symbol). A useful relation (derivation to come) is ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂U ∂P =T −P ∂V T ∂T V Example: A van der Waals gas n2 a nRT − 2 ⇒ P = V − nb V µ ∂P ∂T ¶ = nR V − nb (17. ¡ ∂U ¢ ∂V T (17.8) . V ) is µ ¶ ¶ µ ∂U ∂U dU = dT + dV ∂T V ∂V T Consider adding heat at a constant volume then ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂U ∂U dT + dV = dq − Pex dV.5) Although U can be expressed as a function of any two state variables. V ). the most convenient at this time are V and T. dU = ∂T V ∂V T So.6) (17.10) V 122 .7) µ (17. ∂T The other slope.

Start with the total diﬀerential of U ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂U ∂U dT + dV dU = ∂T V ∂V T ¡ ∂U ¢ ¡ ¢ ¡ ¢ but ∂U V = CV and ∂V T = T ∂P V − P (useful relation). and P. 123 .so the useful relation becomes ¶ µ nRT nRT n2 a nR ∂U −P = − + 2 = T ∂V T V − nb V − nb V − nb V 2 na = + 2 V (17. ii) ideal gas or at constant volume.13) is the equation of state for U.11) The equation of state for U : Express U in terms of T. V. A useful approximation is 4U = CV 4T which is valid for i) heat capacity nearly constant over 4T and with no phase transitions. Hence ∂T ∂T ¶ ∙ µ ¸ ∂P − P dV dU = CV dT + T ∂T V (17.12) (17.

S is also a state function .18.1) T ¯ Now. and T are state functions. U A 1 − = (U − A). S= So we may write dS = (18. Hence. is a measure of the disorder of the system and is expressed via Boltzmann’s equation S = k ln W (where W is the micocanonical partition function) We expressed Boltzmann’s law in terms of the more convenient canonical partition function as ¯ E S = + k ln Q.1. (18.3) 124 . A. the average energy of the system E is in fact what we call internal energy: ¯ U ≡ E. The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics 18. Furthermore we derived the simple relation between the Helmholtz free energy and the canonical partition function as A = −kT ln Q. S. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics We learned from statistical mechanics that entropy. T T T Since U.2) 1 (dU − dA) T 124 (18.

V ≥ 0 For a general process: dU = dq − Pex dV For a reversible process Pex = P and dq = T dS so dU = T dS − P dV 125 . Recall the deﬁnition of Helmholtz free energy–the energy of the system available to do work. We learned previously that the maximum amount of work one can extract from the system is the work done during a reversible process. For now let us limit the discussion to reversible processes. Hence dA = dwrev . Then dS = 1 1 (dU − dwrev ) = (dqrev + dw rev − dw rev ) / / T T dqrev . (Reversible process) = T (18.4) Note: An alternative approach to thermodynamics which makes no reference to molecules or statistical mechanics is to simply begin by deﬁning entropy as dS ≡ dqrev T The principle of Clausius • “The entropy of an isolated system will always increase in a spontaneous process” • Mathematical statement: (dS)U.for an isothermal process.

and V are state functions. This is a mathematical statement of the second law of thermodynamics (18. Thus for any spontaneous process T dS ≥ dq. T dS is not heat and −P dV is not work. dU = T dS − P dV holds for any process. but in general. S.Since U. T.5) 126 . dq − Pex dV = T dS − P dV ⇒ T dS = dq − Pex dV + P dV T dS = dq + (P − Pex ) dV • Case i) Pex > P then (spontaneous) dV is negative so (P −Pex )dV is positive. P. (see ﬁgure) T dS is heat and −P dV is work only for reversible processes. • Case iii) P = Pex then (spontaneous) dV is zero so (P − Pex )dV is zero. For some dU. • Case ii) P > Pex then (spontaneous) dV is positive so (P −Pex )dV is positive.

The Third Law of Thermodynamics Consider the ﬁrst law for a reversible change at constant volume. So CV dT =⇒ 4S = dS = T Z T2 (18. Statements of the Second Law Unlike the ﬁrst law.8) 127 . 6. Work must be done to transfer heat from a cold to a hot reservoir. So. dU = CV dT but also dU = T dS.2. dU = dq + dw = dq − Pex dV (18.6) From our earlier discussion of heat capacity dq = CV dT (CV since constant volume).1.1. 4. T (18.7) T1 CV dT. The entropy of the universe is increasing 5. 3.18. the second law has a number of equivalent statements 1. Spontaneous processes are irreversible in character. A cyclic process must transfer heat from a hot to cold reservoir if it is to convert heat into work. A useful perpetual motion machine does not exist. 2. The entropy of an isolated system will always increase in a spontaneous process (the principle of Clausius) 18.

. To derive the mathematical statement of the third laws we starting with Z T2 CP dT (18.1. CO).A very similar derivation can be done for a reversible change at constant pressure (we can not do it quite yet) to yield Z T2 CP dT (18.g.2.12) From a macroscopic point of view S0 is arbitrary..11) Hence the mathematical statement of the third law is Z T2 CP S(T2 ) = dT + S0 T 0 (18.).g.9) 4S = T T1 18. Consider the heat capacity near T → 0. 128 . Ar. a microscopic point of view suggests S0 = 0 for perfect crystals of atoms or of totally symmetric molecules (e. However.10) 4S = T T1 now let T1 → 0 4S = S2 − S0 = Z T2 0 CP dT T (18. Thus CP → 0. For S0 to have signiﬁcance CP T must be ﬁnite (not inﬁnite) as T → 0. Alternative statement of the third law: Absolute zero is unattainable. S0 6= 0 for imperfect crystals and crystals of asymmetric molecules (e. The Third Law Verbal statement The third law of thermodynamics permits the absolute measurement of entropy. O2 etc.

2. an inﬁnitesimal amount of heat causes an inﬁnite change in temperature. a = CP m /T ∗3 . the ever present random ﬂuctuations in energy provide the inﬁnitesimal amount of heat and so you can never reach absolute zero corresponding to an average energy of zero. 18. In other words. ∗ ∗ CP m . 129 .2. (Debye) Postulate: CP m = aT 3 . In view of what we have learned about ﬂuctuations. T ∗ are the lowest temperature data points. That is at low temperatures heat capacity goes as the cube of the temperature.But CP = dq dT → 0 implies dT dq → ∞. Debye’s Law Heat capacity data only goes down so far. So one needs a theoretical extrapolation down to T = 0. So.

We know which picture was taken ﬁrst. Yet. 130 .3.The molar entropy is Sm (T ) = = ∗ Z 18. Thus the simple fact that you have an enormous number of particles induces a perceived asymmetry in time. T ∗3 3 ¯ 3 0 T∗ Z T∗ T 2 dT (18. the behavior of the macrosystem deﬁnitely changes if you replace t with −t. Both Newton’s laws and Quantum dynamics (next semester) are the same if you replace t with −t. if we see a picture of your PChem book in mint condition and we see a picture of your PChem book all battered and beaten. For example.13) 0 Entropy and the second law give a direction to time. Times Arrow ∗ CP C =aT 3 CP m dT P m = T T ∗3 0 ¯T ∗ ∗ ∗ CP m T 3 ¯ ¯ = CP m . The interesting thing is that each molecule in a macroscopic system obeys time invariant dynamics.

15) • The canonical partition function is Q= gj e−βEj (18.16) 131 131 . The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets. (18. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material.14) (18.Key Equations for Exam 3 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 3. Equations • The Boltzmann equation is • The Boltzmann distribution : g e−β i P i −β j gj e X j j S = k ln W. The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations.

17) N! • The Translational Partition Function V qtrans = 3 (18. O= Q i (18.19) 2πmkT is the thermal de Broglie wavelength.β 132 .22) • The relations between the canonical partition function and the thermodynamics variables are Internal energy Entropy Helmholtz Free Energy A = −kT³ln Q ´ 1 U = −Q ∂Q ∂β S Pressure P n. • The Rotational Partition Function (linear molecules) is T qrot ≈ .18) Λ where h Λ≡ √ (18. (18.21) • The ensemble average of any property is given by 1 X ¯ Oi gi e−β i .V n. 2 sinh 1 β~ω 2 (18.β = β ³ =− + k ln Q ¡ ∂ ln Q ¢ ∂V ³ ∂ ln Q ∂β ´ n.V ´ ∂ ln Q = −kβ ∂β n. σθr 2 (18.• The relation between the partition function and the molecular partition function is qN Q = mol .20) h where θr ≡ 8π2 Ik (I is the moment of inertia) and σ is the so-called symmetry number in which σ = 1 for unsymmetrical molecules and σ = 2 for symmetrical molecules • The Vibrational Partition Function is qvib = 1 .V ¡ ∂Q ¢ 1 1 = βQ ∂V n.

dq = C(t)dT. • The second law • The third law T dS ≥ dq.28) 0 CP dT + S0 T (18. 3 (18.25) (18.29) • Debye’s law for entropy at very low temperatures Sm (T ∗ ) = ∗ CP m .27) (18. in diﬀerential form this is dU = dq − Pex dV. S(T2 ) = Z T2 (18.26) (18. Also. dU = T dS − P dV.23) (18. (18.24) 4U = q + w.30) ∗ where CP m is the molar heat capacity at the lowest temperature for which there is data.• P V work is • Heat capacity: • General forms of the ﬁrst law: dw = −P dV. 133 .

Part IV Basics of Thermodynamics 134 134 .

Consequently. electrochemistry. (which you are familiar with from general chemistry) serves are a common point which connects thermodynamics. and kinetics–topics we will encounter throughout the year. 19. The Other Important State Functions of Thermodynamics As was the case in quantum mechanics.19. The equilibrium constant for a thermodynamic process. the concept of equilibrium plays a key role in much of what we will discuss for the remainder of the year. Auxillary Functions and Maxwell Relations We have stated that thermodynamics as we are studying it deals with states in equilibrium or transitions between equilibrium states. K. So far we have encountered two state functions which characterize the energy of a macroscopic system–the internal energy and.1. 135 135 . brieﬂy the Helmholtz free energy. here too is energy the key property with which to work.

The other pairs of natural variables being (S and P ). Enthalpy We want a state function whose natural variables are S and P Let us try the deﬁnition H ≡ U + P V. V ) Unfortunately S can not be directly measured and most often P is a more convenient variable than V Because of this fact.1) we say that the natural (most convenient) variables for the equation of state for U are S and V . (T and V ) and (T and P ) The table below lists these state functions State function Internal Energy Enthalpy Helmholtz free energy Gibbs free energy Symbol Natural variables U H A G S S T T and V and P and V and P Deﬁnition H ≡ U + PV A ≡ U − TS G ≡ H − TS Units energy energy energy energy We consider each of these functions in turn 19. 136 . it is handy to deﬁne state functions which have diﬀerent pairs of natural variables. so that no mater what situation arises we have convenient equations of state to work with. This is U = U(S.2.From the ﬁrst law as stated as dU = T dS − P dV (19.

For example.1. 19. Heuristic deﬁnition: (19. The system does work during the expansion. The enthalpy of the system on the other hand does not change–it is the internal energy adjusted by an amount of energy equal to the P V work done by the system.3. but dU = T dS − P dV.Now formally dH = dU + d(P V ) = dU + P dV + V dP. Since the process is adiabatic no heat energy can ﬂow in to compensate for the work done and the gas cools. consider an reversibly expanding gas under constant pressure (dP = 0) and adiabatic (dq = 0) conditions.2. If the process occurs at constant pressure then the enthalpy change is the heat given oﬀ or taken in. Hence Enthalpy does indeed have the desired natural variables. As Freshmen we learn this as 4H = qp .3) Enthalpy is the total energy of the system minus the pressure volume energy. Helmholtz Free Energy Now we want a state function whose natural variables are T and V 137 . 19.2) / / dH = T dS − P dV + P dV + V dP = T dS + V dP. The total internal energy decreases. in doing so it must lose energy. So a change in enthalpy is the change in internal energy adjusted for the P V work done. so (19.

Heuristic deﬁnition: As we have said before Helmholtz free energy is the energy of the system which is available to do work–It is the internal energy minus that energy which is “used up” by the random thermal motion of the molecules. so (19.5) Hence Helmholtz free energy does indeed have the desired natural variables. (19. but dU = T dS − P dV. Now formally dG = dH + d(T S) = dH − T dS − SdT.1. Gibbs Free Energy Finally we want a state function whose natural variables are T and P Let us try the deﬁnition G ≡ H − T S. (19.Let us try the deﬁnition A ≡ U − T S. 19. Hence Gibbs free energy does indeed have the desired natural variables.4) / / dA = T dS − P dV − T dS − SdT = −P dV − SdT.6) 138 . so dG = T dS + V dP − T dS − SdT / / = V dP − SdT.4. Formally dA = dU − d(T S) = dU − T dS − SdT.7) (19.3. 19. but from above dH = T dS + V dP.

Heat Capacity of Gases 19.9) (19.5. ¶ ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂ (U + P V ) ∂U ∂V CP = = +P (19.1.10) (19.4. The Relationship Between CP and CV To ﬁnd how CP and CV are related we begin with dH = T dS + V dP at constant pressure and reversible conditions dH = T dS dH = dq but dq = CP dT (19.11) CP = ∂T P So. Use an identity of partial derivatives ∂T ∂T µ µ ∂U ∂T ¶ = P µ ∂U ∂T ¶ + V µ ∂U ∂V ¶ µ T ∂V ∂T ¶ (19.19. (19.12) ∂T ∂T P ∂T P P ¡ ¢ ¡ ¢ note ∂U P is not CV we need ∂U V .8) The constant pressure heat capcity can then be expressed in terms of enthalpy as ¶ µ ∂H . Heuristic deﬁnition: Gibbs free energy is the energy of the system which is available to do non P V work–It is the internal minus both that energy which is “used up” by the random thermal motion of the molecules and used up in doing the P V work.1. 19.5.13) P 139 .

Then ∂T µ ∂U ∂T µ CP = CV + Finally CP = CV + T µ ∂V ∂T ¶ ∙ µ ¶ ¸ ∂P T −P +P / / ∂T V P µ ∂V ∂T ¶ µ P ¶ (19.18) 19.16) V Example: Ideal gases 1.17) ∂T P ∂T V nRT nR nR = nR = CV + T P V PV Thus CP = CV + nR or CP m = CV m + R (19. ∂T P ∂V T ¡ ¢ ¡ ∂U ¢ Recall the expression for internal pressure ∂V T = T ∂P V − P .thus ¶ µ ¶ ¶ µ ∂V ∂U ∂V + +P (19.14) CP = ∂V T ∂T P ∂T P V ¶ ∙µ ¶ µ ¸ ∂U ∂V = CV + +P . Ideal gas (equation of state: P V = nRT ): This equation is easily made explicit in either P or V so we don’t need any of the above replacements ¶ µ ¶ µ ∂P ∂V CP = CV + T (19.15) ∂P ∂T ¶ (19.6. The Maxwell Relations Summary of thermodynamic relations we’ve seen so far Deﬁnitions and relations: • H = U + PV 140 .

CP = ¡ ∂H ¢ ∂T P basic equations dU = T dS − P dV dH = T dS + V dP dA = −P dV − SdT dG = V dP − SdT Maxwell relations ¡ ∂T ¢ ¡ ¢ = − ∂P V ∂V S ¡ ∂T ¢ ¡ ∂S ¢ = ∂V P ∂P S ∂S ¡ ∂S ¢ ¡ ¢ = + ∂P V ∂V T ¡ ∂S ¢ ¡ ∂T ¢ = − ∂V P ∂P T ∂T working equations £ ¡ ¢ ¤ dU = CV dT + T ∂P V − P dV ∂T £ ¡ ¢ ¤ dH = CP dT − T ∂V P − V dP ∂T ¡ ¢ dS = CV dT + ∂P V dV T ¡ ∂T ¢ dS = CP dT − ∂V P dP T ∂T We will get plenty of practice with derivations based on these equations and on the properties of partial derivatives. (See handout and Homework) 141 .• A = U − TS • G = H − TS • CV = ¡ ∂U ¢ ∂T V .

2) . Spontaneity of processes Two factors drive spontaneous processes 1.V ≤ 0 for a spontaneous process. The tendency to minimize energy 2. Chemical Potential 20.1) (20.1.V = 0.V = dq − T dS From the second law. Hence at equilibrium (dA)T.20. (dA)T. T dS ≥ dq for a spontaneous process. (dA)T. The tendency to maximize entropy Let us begin with Helmholtz free energy The total diﬀerential of A is (A = U − T S) dA = dU − T dS − SdT = dq − Pex dV − T dS − SdT For constant T and V. For chemistry it is most often more convenient to use Gibbs free energy The total diﬀerential of G is dG = dH − T dS − SdT = dq − Pex dV + P dV + V dP − T dS − SdT 142 142 (20.

P = 0. Note free energy provides no information about how fast a process proceeds to equilibrium. (20. The free energy functions are the workhorses of applied thermodynamics so we want to get a feel for them. T dS ≥ dq for a spontaneous process. Plugging these into the total diﬀerentials of free energy gives dA = −SdT − P dV and dG = −SdT + V dP (20.P = dq − T dS Again from the second law. (dG)T. Hence at equilibrium (dG)T.For constant T and P = Pex .3) 143 .P ≤ 0 for a spontaneous process.4) Expressing dU and dH generally as dU = T dS − P dV and dH = T dS + V dP (remember that in general T dS cannot be identiﬁed with dq and P dV cannot be identiﬁed with −w).5) (20.6) (20. (dG)T. dA = dU − T dS − SdT and dG = dH − T dS − SdT. So free energy provides a measure of the thermodynamic driving force towards equilibrium. Returning to the total diﬀerentials of free energy.

The total diﬀerential of A is also dA = dq + dw − T dS − SdT. the Gibbs free energy is the energy of the system available to do non-P V work.These expressions are quite general. For a reversible process dq = T dS and work is maximal.P = wmax (20. (dG)T.7) (20. Hence (dA)T = dwmax =⇒ (4A)T = wmax .9) (20. but i) only P V work and ii) closed systems. The total diﬀerential of G becomes dG = dq + dw0 − Pex dV + P dV + V dP − T dS − SdT.2.8) (20.10) So. as stated earlier. The total diﬀerential of G is also dG = dq + dw + P dV + V dP − T dS − SdT.P = dq + w0 − T dS. Chemical potential What if the amount of substance can change? 144 .P = dwmax =⇒ (4G)T. As we have stated in words a number of times before. For reversible processes q = T dS and this becomes 0 0 (dG)T. In general dw = dw0 − Pex dV where dw0 is the non-P V work. 20. For constant T and P = Pex .

T Let’s focus on the slope ¡ ∂A ¢ ∂n V. V ) now becomes A(T.n ∂V T.n P. • This is a measure of the change in Helmholtz free energy of a system (at constant T and V ) with the change in the amount of material. • It deﬁnes the chemical potential μ ≡ So we can also write dA = −SdT − P dV + μdn What about the relation of the chemical potential to Gibbs’ free energy? G = H − T S = U − T S + P V = A + P V so. (20. • Physically. | {z } =A ¡ ∂A ¢ ∂n V.12) dG = dA + P dV + V dP (20.T .n T. V.n ∂n V.11) ∂T V.13) = −SdT − P dV + P dV + V dP + μdn / / / / = −SdT + V dP + μdn.T . n) and the total diﬀerential becomes µ ¶ ¶ µ µ ¶ ∂A ∂A ∂A dA(T.14) P. but from dG = µ ∂G ∂T ¶ dT + µ ∂G ∂P ¶ dP + µ ∂G ∂n ¶ dn (20.Extensive properties depend on the amount of “stuﬀ” For example A(T. this is a measure of the potential to change the amount of material. n) = dT + dV + dn (20.T 145 . V.

for example. Activity is hard to deﬁne in words and indeed it has an awkward mathematical deﬁnition as we will soon see. there exist complicated interactions which cause deviations from ideal behavior. The mathematical deﬁnition of activity ai of some species i is implicitly stated as ζ→ζ lim ª ai =1 g(ζ) (20. a solute is dissolved in a solvent. The Gibbs free energy per mole (Gm ) for a pure substance is equal to the chemical potential. and ζ ª is the value of ζ at the reference state.15) P.g. The activity coeﬃcient has a more convenient deﬁnition which is that it is the measure of how a particular real system deviates from some reference system which is usually taken to be ideal. pressure. (20.3. μ is also a measure of the change in Gibbs free energy of a system (at constant T and P ) with the change in the amount of material and it still has the same physical meaning.we see that μ= µ ∂G ∂n ¶ .16) where g(ζ) is any reference function (e. (Gm = μ) 20. 146 . Activity and the Activity coeﬃcient When..T So. mole fraction.). To account for this one must introduce the concept of activity and the activity coeﬃcient. concentration etc.

18) The deﬁnition of activity implies that γ i = 1 at g(ζ ª ) (the reference state) 20. Reference States Thermodynamics is founded on the concept of energy which we know to have an arbitrary scale.1. ai g(ζ) (20. Note: the activity of gases as referenced to pressure has the special name fugacity (fugacity is a special case of activity). For example.17) 147 . (20.This implicit deﬁnition is awkward so for convenience one deﬁnes the activity coeﬃcient as the argument of the above limit. Let us consider the activity of a real gas for the above reference function and reference state. The choice of this state is completely up to us. but it is often the case that the reference state is chosen to be some ideal state. we can deﬁne are zero of energy any where we want. That is. γi ≡ which we can rearrange as ai = γ i g(ζ). Because of this it is always necessary to specify a reference state to which our real state can be compared.3. if we are talking about a gas we will mostly likely choose the ideal gas law in terms of pressure (P = nRT /V ) as our reference function and the reference state being when P = 0 since we know all gases behave ideally in the limit of zero pressure.

21) i and for the ideal state μid = μª + RT ln aid ⇒ μª = μid − RT ln aid . Based on the condition that γ → 1 as we approach the reference state (P = 0 in this case) we see that the activity (or fugacity) of a real gas becomes equal to pressure for low pressures 20.Our reference function is very simple: g(ζ) = ζ = P . This ideal state is in turn referenced to the standard state.3.20) Rather than referencing to the standard state one can also reference to any convenient “ideal” state. The deviation of the chemical potential at the state of interest versus at the reference state is determined by the activity at the current state (the activity at the reference state is unity by deﬁnition).19) Thus the activity of our real gas is given by the activity coeﬃcient times the pressure of an ideal gas under the same conditions. only relative potentials can be measured. i (20. μi − μª = RT ln ai .2. By convention we chose a standard state and measure relative to that state. i i i i i i (20.22) 148 . P (20. so γ= a ⇒ a = γP. For the state of interest μi = μª + RT ln ai (20. Activity and the Chemical Potential One cannot measure absolute chemical potentials.

Thus μ = μª + RT ln f.23) μi − μid = +RT ln ai − RT ln aid i i ai = RT ln id ai Example: Real and ideal gases at constant temperature. (Note that as P → 1. but any pressure. Lets say our gas is not ideal. so a = f for real gasses. (20. μi = μid − RT ln aid + RT ln ai i i (20.27) For gases activity is usually called fugacity and given the symbol f .29) 149 . dμid = P z}|{ = dGm = −Sm dT + Vm dP =0 (20. Pª The usual standard state is the ideal gas at P ª = 1.26) (20. μid → μª ). then at a given pressure μ = μª + RT ln a. (20. so μid − μª = RT ln μid = μª + RT ln P.25) dμ = μª Pª P This gives P . (20.Thus.28) (20.24) Now we integrate from the reference state to the current state of interest Z Z RT id dP. Starting from the begining dμ id dμid = Vm dP RT dP.

Lets say that instead of referencing to the ideal gas at P = 1. P ª = 1 atm.33) (20.e. μid = μª + RT ln P where we will take the reference state to be at sea level.34) RT ln Ph = −Mgh Ph = e −M gh RT The last line is the barometric equation and it shows that pressure is exponentially decreasing function of altitude.32) The gas ﬁelds the gravitational force which gives it a potential energy per mole of Mgh at height h. P Example: The barometric equation for an ideal gas. We have an ideal gas so. 150 . μ = μid − RT ln P + RT ln f f μ = μid + RT ln .31) (20. So at sea level id ª (20. This is easily done by using μª = μid − RT ln P in the above equation for μ. we want to reference to the ideal gas at the current pressure P.30) and at elevation h z }| { μ (0) = μ + RT ln 1 = μª μid (h) = μª + RT ln Ph =0 (20. i. We add this energy per mole term to the chemical potential (which is free energy per mole) thus at equilibrium μid (0) = μid (h) + Mgh Referencing to the reference state we get ª ª μ/ = μ/ + RT ln Ph + Mgh (20.

3) (21. Equilibrium First let us consider the equilibrium A B.21.1) 151 151 .2) (21. Ka . for this process. Since A and B are in equilibrium their chemical potentials must be equal μA = μB Now. if we multiply the above by n moles we have aB −4Gª = nRT ln aA as a consequence of the equilibrium condition. aA (21. The quantity aB deﬁnes the equilibrium constant. μA = μª + RT ln aA A and μB = μª + RT ln aB B So the equilibrium condition becomes μª + RT ln aA = μª + RT ln aB A B −4μª = μª − μª = RT ln aB − RT ln aA A B aB −4μª = RT ln aA Since chemical potential is free energy per mole.

6) (21.7) (21. aA If the 4G < 0 then the transition A → B proceeds spontaneously as written. Consider a more complicated equilibrium aA + bB cC + dD.5) 4μ = μª − μª + RT ln aB − +RT ln aA B A aB 4μ = 4μª + RT ln .4) μª + RT ln aA + 4μ = μª + RT ln aB A B (21. In a manner similar to the above aμª + aRT ln aA + bμª + bRT ln aB = cμª + cRT ln aC + dμª + dRT ln aD (21.8) A B C D Rearranging gives z }| { ac ad aμª + bμª − cμª − dμª = RT ln C D A B C D aa ab A B ≡−4rx n Gª (21. aA Again multiplying by n gives 4G = 4Gª + nRT ln aB . The equilibrium condition is aμA + bμB = cμC + dμD .9) 152 .Say the system A → B is not in equilibrium then we can not write μA = μB but we can write 4μ Proceeding as above we get z }| { μA + μB − μA = μB (21.

4. ¶ (21.11) which is related to Ka by Ka = 0 KC . Equilibrium constants in terms of KC Equilibrium constant in terms of a condensed phase concentration: 0 KC = [C]c [D]d [A]a [B]b µ γc γd C D γa γb A B . (21. 21.12) If the reactants are solutes then as the solution is diluted all the activity coeﬃcients 0 go to unity and KC → Ka . 21. The Partition Coeﬃcient Up to now we have only considered miscible solutions.0.the equilibrium constant is ac ad Ka = C D =⇒ 4Gª = −RT ln Ka aa ab A B (21.10) Note: n is absent in the above since the molar values are implied by the stoichiometry.0.3. 153 . We now consider the problem of determining the equilibrium concentrations of a solute A in both phases of an immiscible mixture.

16) Knowledge of the partition function is important on the delivery of drugs because. The equilibrium constant for this process has a special α α→β β β/α name.14) (21. 4Gª ≡ Gª −Gª . α→β (21. α aA ª (21. for species A in the α—β mixture.13) where. the drugs must transfer between an aqueous phase and a oil phase. P β/α ≡ Kpart . it is called the partition coeﬃcient. [A]α (21.15) [A]β .The equilibrium equation is Aα Aβ The equilibrium expression for this process is 4Gα→β = 0 = 4Gª − nRT ln Ka . to enter the body. We can solve for the partition coeﬃcient to yield P For low concentrations P β/α ' β/α 4G α→β aβ = A = e− nRT . 154 .

For most drugs 0 < Ppart < 4 o/w (21. For example. can the drug handle the acidic environment of the stomach? 155 .17) Partition coeﬃcient o/w Delivery mechanism low Ppart (likes water) injection o/w medium Ppart oral o/w high Ppart (likes oil) skin patch/ointment Factors other than the partition coeﬃcient inﬂuence the drug delivery choice.

A − bSm.B 22. For any extensive property • 4rxn (Property) = property of products − property of reactants • Example — Reaction: aA+bB= cC+dD — 4rxn S = cSm.C + dSm.1) . 4rxn H > 0 for Endothermic reactions. Chemical Reactions Up to now we have only been considering systems in the absence of chemical reactions.D − aSm.22. 156 156 (22. After chemical reactions take place the system is in a ﬁnal “product” thermodynamic state that is in general diﬀerent from the initial “reactant” state.1. Heats of Reactions Exothermic reaction: heat is given oﬀ to the surroundings Endothermic reaction: heat is given taken in from the surroundings At constant pressure (Pex = P q = 4rxn U − w = 4rxn U − P 4rxn V = 4rxn H 4rxn H < 0 for Exothermic reactions.

2.22. Heats of Formation Hess’s Law of heat summation: 4rxn H is independent of chemical pathway Example: C2 H2 +H2 = C2 H4 .1. This direct reaction is not easy but it can be done in steps C2 H2 + 5 O2 → 2CO2 +H2 O(liq) 4rxn H ª = −1299. H2 .818 kJ 2 H2 + 1 O2 = H2 O(liq) 4f H ª = −285. C(graphite) are examples of atoms in their natural state.012 kJ 22.1.818 − (−285.830) = 44. Temperature dependence of the heat of reaction Z T2 4rxn CP dT 4rxn H(T2 ) = 4rxn H(T1 ) + T1 (22.1.49 kJ The heat of formation 4f H ª is the 4rxn H at STP in forming a compound from its constituent atoms in their natural states. Example: Formation of water • H2 + 1 O2 = H2 O not 2H2 +O2 = 2H2 O 2 • 4rxn H = ponent.2) 157 .97 kJ H2 + 1 O2 →H2 O(liq) 4rxn H ª = −285. O2 .830 kJ 2 H2 O(liq)→H2 O(gas) 4rxn H ª = −241.83 kJ 2 C2 H2 +H2 = C2 H4 4rxn H ª = −174.63 kJ 2 2CO2 +2H2 O(liq)→C2 H4 + 3O2 4rxn H ª = +1410. where ν i is the stoichiometric factor of the ith com- Example: H2 O(liq)→H2 O(gas) at SATP H2 + 1 O2 = H2 O(gas) 4f H ª = −241. P i ν i 4f H(i).

As we saw before μi can be deﬁned in terms of activity μi = μª + RT ln ai . For the reaction aA + bB = cC + dD Ka = ac ad C D aa ab A B (22. 4rxn G = i i i 4rx n Gª X i ν i μi . Ka depends on T but is independent of P. 158 .22. z }| { X X ν i μª + RT ν i ln ai . 4rxn G = G(products) − G(reactants) = (remember μi = Gm. i At equilibrium. where Q ≡ i aν i is the activity quotient.3) (22.5) Using the property of logarithms: a ln x + b ln y = ln(xa y b ) the above expression becomes 4rxn G = 4rxn Gª + RT ln Q Y i aν i i (22.2. (22. 4rxn G = 0 and Q = Ka (Thermodynamic equilibrium constant).6) 4rxn G = 4rxn Gª + RT ln Q. Reversible reactions Recall the requirement for a spontaneous change: 4G < 0 for constant T and P. i So.4) (22.7) • Note that the activity of any pure solid or liquid is for all practical purposes equal to 1.i for pure substance i).

14) T1 For a reasonably small range T2 − T1 this is well approximated by µ ¶ ª 4rxn Hm 1 1 − ln Ka (T2 ) = ln Ka (T1 ) − R T2 T1 (22.12) = dT d d(1/T ) dT d = −T 2 dT ) 4rxn H ª d ln Ka = dT RT 2 Integration gives 1 ln Ka (T2 ) = ln Ka (T1 ) + R Z T2 ª 4rxn Hm T2 (22. ai = useful relation KP = Pi Pª = Xi P Pª (P ª = 1 bar) This leads to the sometimes or more generally KP = Ka (P ª ) c d ¡ ¢c+d−a−b PC PD (P ª aC )c (P ª aD )d = = Ka P ª .10) (22. (22.13) (22. ³ From this ∂(G/T)) = H.3. ∂(1/T P Applying this to 4rxn H ª 4rxn Gª = − 4rxn S T T gives ¶ µ ∂(4rxn Gª /T ) = 4rxn H ª ∂(1/T ) P ª Using 4rxn G = −RT ln Ka . a b PA PB (P ª aA )a (P ª aB )b i (22.• For ideal gases.15) 159 .9) 22. 4rxn G = 4rxn Gª + RT ln Q becomes 0 = 4rxn Gª + RT ln Ka ⇒ 4rxn Gª = −RT ln Ka . we get ¶ µ 4rxn H ª ∂ ln Ka ind. d ln Ka =− = ∂(1/T ) P of P d(1/T ) R or (using d d(1/T ) (22. Temperature Dependence of Ka Starting with G =´H − T S or G/T = H/T − S.11) (22. So at equilibrium.8) νi .

RT KC = KP (RT )−4υg ¡ RT ¢−4υg V relation to Ka – µ Ka −4υ g Kγ P ª ¶ situation used when an exact answer is needed gas reactions activity(products) activity(reactants) partial pressure(products) partial pressure(reactants) mole fraction(products) mole fraction(reactants) moles(products) moles(reactants) concentration(products) concentration(reactants) µ µ Ka −4υ g Kγ P ª Ka −4υ g Kγ P ª Ka −4υ g Kγ P ª ¶ ¶ P V −4υ g when eq. Kn = KP • From concentration Cj = Equilibrium “constants” “constants” expression Ka KP KX Kn KC nj V = Pj . P is known when V is known and constant when concentration known (RT )−4υg ¡ RT ¢−4υg 160 . Extent of Reaction There are other equilibrium “constants” that are used in the literature.4. • From Pj = Xj P .22. KX = KP P −4υg V • From nj = Pj RT (ideal gas approximation).

23.23. (23. ln aj = RT and ln asalt = j = + or − (23. The chemical potential for the salt may be written in terms of the chemical potential for each of the ions: μsalt = v+ μ+ + v− μ− To determine the activity we start with μj − μª j . To understand these processes we must know something about how ions behave in solution.3) (23. RT (23. Ionic Activities Consider a salt in solution Mv+ Xv− → v+ M z+ (aq) + v− X z− (aq).2) μsalt − μª salt . Ionics Many chemical processes involve electrolytes and or acids and bases.1) where v+ (v− ) is the number of cations (anions) and z+ (z− ) is the charge on the cation (anion).1.4) 161 161 .

1. (23. (23.6) (23.11) 162 . a− = γ − m− .7) It is the case that 1 mole of salt behaves like v = v+ + v− moles of nonelectrolytes in terms of the colligative properties. 23.5) So. alternatively. The mean ionic activity coeﬃcient is + − γ ± = (γ + γ − ) (23. Ionic activity coeﬃcients The activity coeﬃcients for ionic solutions can also be deﬁned via a+ = γ + m+ .9) The quantity a± is the mean ionic activity.Substituting the expression for μsalt into this gives ln asalt v+ μ+ − v− μ− + v+ μª − v− μª + − = RT v+ μ+ − v+ μª v− μ− − v− μª + − + = RT RT | {z } | {z } v+ ln a+ v− ln a− (23.10) v v 1/v . This suggests that the interesting quantity is μsalt : v μª μsalt 1/v = salt + RT ln asalt . where m+ = v+ m and m− = v− m. (23. asalt = av+ av− (23. ln asalt = v+ ln a+ + v− ln a− or.8) v v We see that 1/v asalt = (av+ av− )1/v ≡ a± .1.

γ + and γ − cannot be measured individually.14) 23.2. It is convenient to redeﬁne the osmotic coeﬃcient as φ= −1000 g/kg ln a1 . Results from Debye—Hückel theory: point charge in a continuum The Debye—Hückel equation: √ −α |z+ z− | I √ . m0 0 where j = 1 − φ.13) (23. vφ corresponds to the empirical factor i discussed earlier. Similarly freezing point depression is redeﬁned as θ = vφKf m. Theory of Electrolytic Solutions Ionic strength is deﬁned as I= 1X 2 z mi . One can use the colligative properties to measure the ionic activity coeﬃcients. 2 i i (23. (23. So. Recall how γ was calculated from the Gibbs-Duhem equation: Z m j ln γ ± = −j − dm0 . vmM1 (23. a− .15) where z is the charge of the ion and m its concentration. ln γ ± = 1 − Ba0 I (23.12) where the subscript 1 refers to the solvent.16) 163 .The quantities a+ .

(23.where α= e3 (εkT )3/2 B= µ 2πρ• L 1000 ¶1/2 . Q: I= dQ dt (23. ρ• is the density of the pure solvent. 2 A useful empirical approximation is to set Ba0 = 1 and to add an empirical correction to get the : √ µ 2 ¶ 2 v+ + v− −α |z+ z− | I √ ln γ ± = + 2βm . It is seen that √ the DHLL correctly predicts the m dependence of ln γ ± . (23. e is the charge on the electron. Notice that the parameters α and B depend only on the solvent.18) 1000εkT a0 is the radius of closest approach. I is given by the rate of change (in time) of charge. (23. One important approximation to this equation is to neglect the B term to get the Debye—Hukel limiting Law (DHLL): √ ln γ ± = −α |z+ z− | I.19) This gives the dependence of ln γ ± for dilute solutions (m → 0).1 23.20) v+ + v− 1− I This equation works well to ionic strengths of about I = 0. which is observed exP perimentally (recall I = 1 i zi2 mi ). (23.21) 164 .3.17) 8πLe2 ρ• . Ion Mobility Current. ε is the dielectric constant for the pure solvent and L is Avogadro’s number.

Ion mobility 165 .3. is required to move a change through a potential (or voltage). • Faraday’s constant F = Le = 96485 C/mol (Avogadro’s number of electrons) 23.(Electrical) work. Some relevant constants • charge of an electron e = 1. ε: w = −εQ (23. w.23) Conductance is the inverse of the resistance (R−1 ).1.602177 × 10−19 C.22) Power is given by the product of the voltage and the current: p = −εI Resistance is given by the ratio of the voltage to current: R= ε I (23.

166 .25) Ni Ni dNi Avi 4t =⇒ = Avi V dt V Ni Avi V (in vacuum) (23. (23. Hence Fi = 0.30) The ions quickly reach terminal velocity. zi eE zi eE = f vi =⇒ vi = .e..26) (23. dx (23. dt (23. dt dt (23. (23.The total current passing through an ionic solution is determined by the sum of the current carried by the cations and by the anions I = I+ + I− Now Ii = where i = +. where E is the electric ﬁeld. −. For uniform ion velocity (vi ) the number of ions arriving at the electrode during any given time interval 4t is 4Ni = so Ii = |zi | e Recall Coulomb’s law Fi = zi eE.29) The moving ions experience a viscous drag f that is proportional to their velocities.28) Fi = mai = m dvi = zi eE. i.24) dQi dNi = |zi | e . the viscous drag equals the Coulomb force.27) (23.31) f The drag f has three basic origins. So the total force on the ions is a sum of the Coulomb force and the viscous drag Fi = zi eE − fvi (in solution). E = Also recall Newton’s law dε .

1. a “dressed” ion. • oppositely charged ions “pull” at each other 3. Relaxation eﬀects • solvation shell must re-adjust as ion moves. Electrophoretic eﬀect. Stoke’s Law type force • “spherical” ion moving through a continuous medium • this contribution is independent of the other ions 2. 167 .

35) It is of interest to determine the ratio of the current carried by the cation versus the anion.32) E For the case for parallel plate capacitors E = ε . vi ui = .33) ui = ε Here the current carried by ion i is Ii = |zi | e Ni ui ε A .36) I− / ν −/ |z− | u− A / Vεl α n / F / ν − |z− | u− u− Thus the ratio of the currents is determined by simply the ratio of the mobilities. V l (23. where l is the separation of the l plates. ui which is the ion’s velocity per ﬁeld. =1 z }| { / ν +/ |z+ | u+ A / Vεl / F / ν + |z+ | u+ u+ α n I+ = = = (23. vi l .34) Suppose a salt has a degree of dissociation α (α = 1 for strong electrolytes) to produce ν + cations and ν − anions. The current then becomes Ii = |zi | e αν i Ln ui ε F=Le ε A = αν i n |zi | ui AF V l Vl (23. 168 . (23. So.A more fundamental quantity than ion velocity is the ion mobility. then each mole of salt gives: N+ = αν + Ln and N− = αν − Ln. (23.

We will focus on ions in solution. The way to investigate the ion—solvent interaction upon solvation from a thermodynamics point of view is to consider the change in the properties of the ion in a vacuum versus the ion in solution.24. but we will stick with this simple thermodynamic model. 4Gv→s can be determined by calculating the reversible work done in transferring an ion into the bulk of the solvent. Since Gibbs free energy corresponds to non-P V work. 169 169 . Primarily we will determine 4Gv→s ≡ Gion in solv. Of course this is an approximation and numerous statistical mechanical models for solvents which incorporate a more realistic structure can be used. Solvation describes how a solute dissolves in a solvent. As a basic treatment of solvation we shall consider the solvent as a non-structural continuum and the ion as a charged particle. − Gion in vac . Thermodynamics of Solvation An extremely important application of thermodynamics is to that of ion solvation.

24.1. The Born Model The Born model is a simple solvation model in which the ions are taken to be charged spheres and the solvent is take to be a continuum with dielectric constant εs 170 .

• Determine the work. • Determine the work. wdis .4Gv→s for the Born model is obtained by considering the following contribution to the work of ion transfer from the vacuum state to the solvated state (see ﬁgure) • Begin with the state in which the charged sphere (the ion) is in a vacuum. 171 . done in charging the sphere which is now in the solvent. • Assume the uncharged sphere can pass from the (neutral) vacuum to the neutral solvent without doing any work. done in discharging the sphere. wch . wtr = 0. (This is an approximation).

4Gv→s = wdis + wtr + wch = wdis + wch (24.1) Work done in discharging the sphere: The act of discharging a sphere involves bringing out to inﬁnity from the surface inﬁnitesimal amounts of charge. The work done is discharging is some what complicated since as one removes the charge the work done in removing more charge changes according to the amount of charge currently on the sphere. 172 .So.

4) The above expression is 4Gv→s /ion.This is expressed mathematically as Z 0Z ∞ σ wdis = drdσ 2 ze ri 4π 0 r Z 0 σ dσ = ze 4π 0 ri (ze)2 .1. = − 8π 0 ri (24.1. ri is the radius of the sphere (ion) and 0 is the permittivity of free space. Free Energy of Solvation for the Born Model Combining the above two expression for work gives 4Gv→s = − (ze)2 (ze)2 + 8π 0 ri 8π 0 εs ri µ ¶ (ze)2 1 = −1 8π 0 ri εs N (ze)2 = 8π 0 ri µ ¶ 1 −1 εs (24. Work done in charging the sphere: The only diﬀerence in charging the sphere is that the sign of the work will be diﬀerent and that since we are charging in a solvent we must multiply the permittivity of free space by the dielectric constant of the solvent.3) 24. e is the charge of the electron. For n moles of ions (nL = N) 4Gv→s (24.5) 173 . So.2) where z is the oxidation state of the ion. wch = + (ze)2 8π 0 εs ri (24.

Ion Transfer Between Phases We can quickly generalize the Born model to describe ion transfer between phases in a solution of two immiscible phases Consider an immiscible solution of two phases α and β having dielectric constants εα and εβ .1. 24.1.2. Thus ions always exist more stably in solution than in a vacuum.6) The Partition Coeﬃcient We can now write the partition coeﬃcient for the Born model as α/β Pi =e −4Gª β→α nRT =e − 8πr L(ze)2 i 0 RT 1 − ε1 εα β (24. Enthalpy and Entropy of Solvation We may employ the standard thermodynamic relations which we have derived earlier to obtain the entropy and enthalpy for the Born model.3. Since Gibbs free energy is a state function we can write the change in free energy for transfer of an ion form the β phase to the α phase as z }| { 4Gβ→v + 4Gv→α µ µ ¶ ¶ N (ze)2 1 N (ze)2 1 = − −1 + −1 8π 0 ri εβ 8π 0 ri εα µ ¶ 1 N (ze)2 1 − = 8π 0 ri εα εβ =−4Gv →β 4Gβ→α = (24. 174 .The dielectric constant of any solvent is always greater than unity so ε1s − 1 is always negative hence 4Gv→s < 0.7) 24.

µ ¶ 1 N (ze)2 ∂εs N (ze)2 ∂ . the Born model does not make quantitatively correct predictions in many cases. Corrections to the Born Model The Born model is very valuable because of its simplicity–qualitative statements about solvation and ion transfer between phases can be made. We simply list here several phenomena that more sophisticated theories of solvation must consider 175 . (24.10) = 4Sv→s = − 8π 0 ri ∂T εs 8π 0 ri ε2 ∂T s Enthalpy is obtained via the relation: 4Hv→s = 4Gv→s + T 4Sv→s µ ¶ N (ze)2 1 N (ze)2 T ∂εs = −1 + 8π 0 ri εs 8π 0 ri ε2 ∂T s ¶ µ 2 N (ze) 1 T ∂εs −1 = + 2 8π 0 ri εs εs ∂T (24. (24. εs (24.8) we ﬁnd entropy to be 4Sv→s ∂ =− ∂T " N (ze)2 8π 0 ri µ ¶# 1 −1 .11) 24. Unfortunately however.From µ ∂G ∂T ¶ P = −S ⇒ µ ∂4Gv→s ∂T ¶ P = −4Sv→s .9) The only variable in the above equation that has a temperature dependence is the dielectric constant of the solvent so.2.

1. 4. 176 . The solvophobic eﬀect: a cavity must form in the solvent to accommodate the ion. so the initial structure of the solvent must breakdown and the new structure must form. Annihilation of defects: A small ion may be captured in a micro-cavity within the solvent releasing the energy of the micro-cavity defect. Changes in solvent structure: the local environment of the ion has a diﬀerent arrangement of solvent molecules than that of the bulk solvent. 2. 3. Speciﬁc interactions: any interaction energy speciﬁc to the particular ionsolvent pair: Hydrogen bonding being the prime example.

1) (25.25. The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets. Key Equations for Exam 4 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 4. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material. 177 177 dH = T dS + V dP dA = −SdT − P dV dG = −SdT + V dP (25. The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations.2) . Equations • Some thermodynamic relations H = U + PV A = U − TS G = H − TS • The chemical potential equation μi = μª + RT ln ai i • The 4G equation (this should be posted on your refrigerator) 4G = 4Gª + RT ln Q.

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We now return to quantum mechanics and investigate some of the important models that we omitted from the ﬁrst semester. In particular we will look at the particle in a box in more than one dimension. We will also solve models which deal with rotations.

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Now, in region I and III, where the potential is inﬁnite, the particle can never exist so, ψ must equal zero in these regions. The particle must be found only in region II. The Schrödinger equation in region II is (V (x) = 0) −~2 d2 ψ(x) ˆ Hψ = Eψ =⇒ = Eψ, 2m dx2 The general solution of this diﬀerential equation is ψ(x) = A sin kx + B cos kx, where k = q

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(26.3)

Now ψ must be continuous for all x. Therefore it must satisfy the boundary conditions (b.c.): ψ(0) = 0 and ψ(a) = 0. From the ψ(0) = 0 b.c. we see that the constant B must be zero because cos kx|x=0 = 1. So we are left with ψ(x) = A sin kx for our wavefunction.

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Now the Schrödinger equation is −~2 2 ˆ ∇ ψ = Eψ Hψ = Eψ ⇒ 2m µ ¶ −~2 ∂ 2 ψ ∂ 2 ψ ∂ 2 ψ + 2 + 2 = Eψ. ⇒ 2m ∂x2 ∂y ∂z

(26.10)

It is generally true that when the Hamiltonian is a sum of independent terms, we can write the wavefunction as a product of wavefunctions ψ(x, y, z) = ψx (x)ψ y (y)ψ z (z). (26.11)

This lets us perform a mathematical trick which is sometimes useful in solving partial diﬀerential equations. Subbing the product wavefunction into the Schrödinger equation we get µ ¶ −~2 ∂ 2 ψx ψy ψz ∂ 2 ψx ψy ψz ∂ 2 ψx ψy ψz = Eψ x ψy ψz + + (26.12) 2m ∂x2 ∂y 2 ∂z 2 µ ¶ −~2 ψy ψz ∂ 2 ψx ψx ψz ∂ 2 ψy ψx ψy ∂ 2 ψz = Eψ x ψy ψz . + + 2m ∂x2 ∂y 2 ∂z 2

We now divide both sides by ψx ψy ψz to get µ ¶ 1 ∂ 2ψy 1 ∂ 2ψz −~2 1 ∂ 2 ψx = E. + + 2m ψx ∂x2 ψy ∂y 2 ψz ∂z 2 This equation is now of the form f (x) + g(y) + h(z) = C, where C is a constant. If we take the derivative with respect to x we get d→ f (x) + g(y) + h(z) = C, dx → dC df (x) dg(y) dh(z) + + = , dx dx dx dx df (x) = 0, dx

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18) nx πx 2 sin . a a r ny πy 2 sin . = b b r nz πz 2 sin = c c r (26.ny + Ez. Similarly for g(y) and h(z) Applying this to our Schrödinger equation means that we have converted our partial diﬀerential equation into three independent ordinary diﬀerential equations.nx = Ey. 8mb2 n2 h2 z = .nz .16) √ ny πy nz πz 2 2 nx πx sin sin ψ=√ sin a b c abc E = Ex.So.nz The total wavefunction is n2 h2 x .19) and the total energy is (26. (26. 8mc2 (26.17) (26.ny Ez.20) 185 . f (x) is a constant. 8ma2 n2 h2 y = . −~2 d2 ψx −~2 1 d2 ψx = Ex =⇒ = Ex ψx 2m ψx dx2 2m dx2 −~2 d2 ψy −~2 1 d2 ψy = Ey =⇒ = Ey ψy 2m ψy dy 2 2m dy 2 −~2 d2 ψz −~2 1 d2 ψz = Ez =⇒ = Ez ψz 2m ψz dz 2 2m dz 2 which we recognize as the 1D particle in a box equations. Hence we immediately have ψx = ψy ψz and Ex.nx + Ey.

When n(> 1) states have the same total energy they are said to be n-fold degenerate.21) 186 . (26. (nx = 1.Degeneracy The 3D particle in a box model brings up the concept of degeneracy. nz = 1). ny = 1. ny = 2. nz = 1). Let the 3D box be a cube (a = b = c) then the states (nx = 2. nz = 2) have the same total energy and thus are degenerate. ny = 1. (nx = 1.

• Algebra: An algebra is a speciﬁc collection of rules applied to a set of objects and a particular operation — Rules ∗ Transitivity ∗ Associativity ∗ Existence of an identity ∗ Existence of an inverse — e.27. Operator Algebra We now take a mathematical excursion and discuss the algebra of operators. say f. Addition on the set of real numbers. y = x2 . Deﬁnitions • Function: A function..1. describes how a dependent variable. say O. transforms a function. etc. say f . say g: Of(x) = g(x). Multiplication on the set of real numbers 187 187 . into another ˆ function.g.g. ˆ • Operator: An operator. say x: y = f(x) — e. is related to an independent variable. say y. Operators 27.. y = sin x.

ˆˆ 4. Addition: ˆ if αf (x) = g(x) and βf (x) = h(x). then αf (x) = g(x) = βf (x) ˆ ˆ ˆ 2.4) (27. ˆˆ but in general αβf (x) 6= β αf (x).— Note: Commutivity is not a requirement of an algebra ∗ example 1: multiplication on the set of real number is commutive: ab = ba ∗ example 2: multiplication on the set of n × n matrices is not commutive: ab 6= ba in general.1) 2 1 1 1 7 3 but " 3 1 1 1 #" 1 0 2 1 # " 5 1 3 1 # " 3 1 7 3 # = 6= (27.6) 188 ..g.2) Algebraic rules for operators 1. Multiplication: ³ ´ ˆ (x) = α βf (x) ˆ αβf ˆ ˆ (27. e. Inverse: ˆ if αf (x) = g(x) and βg(x) = f (x) ˆ ˆ ˆ then β = α−1 and is said to be α inverse ˆ (27.3) ˆˆ ˆ α β αf (x) = β (ˆ f (x)) . Equality: ˆ if α = β.5) (27. ˆ ˆ ˆ then (ˆ + β)f (x) = αf (x) + βf (x) = g(x) + h(x) α ˆ 3. " #" # " # 1 0 3 1 3 1 = (27.

[◦. z) ˆ • ∇: ∂x ∂y ∂z ´ ³ 2 2 2 ∂ ∂2 ∂2 ˆ ˆ • ∇ : ∇ f (x. y. y. This leads to the construction of the ˆˆ ˆˆ commutator. z) = f (−x. where λ is a complex number. z) = ∂ ex + ∂ ey + ∂ ez f(x. β ˆ ˆˆ ˆˆ (27. y. and ˆ ˆ ˆ — α(λf (x)) = λˆ f (x). • x: xf(x) = xf(x) ˆ ˆ ³ ´ ¢ ¡ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ d • d2 : d2 f (x) = d df (x) = d dx f (x) = d f (x) dx d dx ˆ ˆ • d: df (x) = • ˆ: ˆf (x. z) ¡d dx ¢ f (x) = d2 f (x) dx2 Commutators: We have seen that in general αβ 6= β α.7) 189 . α.Linear operators: • A special and important class of operators • They obey all of the above properties in addition to — α (f (x) + g(x)) = αf (x) + αg(x). z) = ∂x2 + ∂y2 + ∂z2 f (x. y. −z) ı ı ´ ³ ˆ ∇f(x. ◦]: h i ˆ ≡ αβ − β α. y. ˆ α Hermitian operators: • A special class of linear operators • All observables in quantum mechanics are associated with Hermitian operators • The eigenvalues of Hermitian operators are real Some important operators 1. −y.

h i ˆ = β α. then βf (x) = bf (x). ˆ On the other hand. The only way for ˆ ˆ = bf. ˆ ˆ (27. ˆ Thus (27. then α. this to be true is if βf 190 .10) ˆ because β and α commute. ˆ α ˆ ˆ β (ˆ f ) = β (af) = aβf because f is an eigenfunction of α.8) The eigenvalue equation is of fundamental importance in quantum theory.11) ˆ which states that βf is an eigenfunction of α with eigenvalue a. αf (x) = g(x) ˆ ˆ becomes the eigenvalue equation αf (x) = af (x). ³ ´ ˆ α β (ˆ f ) = α βf ˆ ˆ ³ ´ ³ ´ ˆ α βf = a βf . then the operator equation. ˆ ˆ If αf (x) = af (x) and β and α commute. β = 0 and α and β are said to commute with one another. ˆˆ ˆ ˆ If αβ ˆ ˆ ˆ The eigenvalue equation: If αf (x) = g(x) and g(x) = af(x).9) (27. ˆ (27. We shall see that eigenvalues of certain operator can be identiﬁed as experimental observables. ˆ ˆ The proof goes as follows: On the one hand. Commuting operators and simultaneous sets of eigenfunctions.

Orthogonality.2. Completeness. and the Superposition Principle Theorem 1: The eigenfunctions of a Hermitian operator corresponding to diﬀerent eigenvalues are orthogonal: Z ψ∗ ψk = 0. (27. j 6= k.13) i 191 .27.12) j space Theorem 2: The eigenfunctions of a Hermitian operator form a complete set Corollary (the superposition principle): Any arbitrary function ψ in the space of eigenfunctions {ϕi } can be written as a superposition of these eigenfunctions: X ψ= ai ϕi (27.

28. Angular Momentum

We will encounter several diﬀerent types of angular momenta, but fortunately they are all described by a single theory Before starting with the quantum mechanical treatment of angular momentum, we ﬁrst review the classical treatment.

**28.1. Classical Theory of Angular Momentum
**

The classical angular momentum, L, is given by L=x×p (28.1)

Hence,

The vector cross-product can be computed by ﬁnding the following determinant: ¯ ¯ ¯ ex ey ez ¯ Ly Lx Lz ¯ z }| { ¯ z }| { z }| { ¯ ¯ (28.2) L = ¯ x y z ¯ = (ypz − zpy )ex + (zpx − xpz )ey + (xpy − ypx )ez ¯ ¯ ¯ px py pz ¯ Lx = (ypz − zpy ) , Ly = (zpx − xpz ) , Lz = (xpy − ypx ) . (28.3) (28.4) (28.5)

**Another quantity that we will ﬁnd useful is L2 = L · L = L2 + L2 + L2 x y z 192
**

192

(28.6)

**28.2. Quantum theory of Angular Momentum
**

So, in accordance with postulate II, we replace the classical variables with their operators. That is, µ ¶ ˆ x = (ˆpz − z py ) = ~ y ∂ − z ∂ , (28.7) L yˆ ˆˆ i ∂z ∂y µ ¶ ∂ ∂ ~ ˆ z −x , (28.8) zˆ ˆˆ Ly = (ˆpx − xpz ) = i ∂x ∂z µ ¶ ∂ ∂ ~ ˆ x −y . (28.9) xˆ ˆˆ Lz = (ˆpy − y px ) = i ∂y ∂x Recall the basic commutators. ∙ ¸ ∂ , u = 1, ∂u ∙ ¸ ∂ , v = 0, ∂u (28.10)

where u, v = x, y, or z and u 6= v. From these basic commutators one can derive h i i h ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ x , Ly = i~Lz , ˆ y , Lz = i~Lx , L L

and

i h ˆ ˆ ˆ z , Lx = i~Ly L

(28.11)

i h i h i h ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ 2 , Lx = L2 , Ly = L2 , Lz = 0 L

(28.12)

It is often convenient to express the angular momentum operators in spherical polar coordinates as follows. ¶ µ ∂ ∂ ˆ Lx = i~ sin φ + cot θ cos φ , (28.13) ∂θ ∂φ ¶ µ ˆ y = −i~ cos φ ∂ − cot θ sin φ ∂ , (28.14) L ∂θ ∂φ

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∂ ˆ Lz = −i~ ∂φ µ 2 ¶ 1 ∂2 ∂ ∂ 2 2 ˆ + cot θ + L = −~ ∂θ sin2 θ ∂φ2 ∂θ2

(28.15) (28.16)

**28.3. Particle on a Ring
**

Consider a particle of mass μ conﬁned to move on a ring of radius R. The moment of inertia is I = μR2 The Hamiltonian is given by ˆ −~2 d2 L2 ˆ H= z = 2I 2I dφ2 (note that we use d rather than ∂ since the problem is one-dimensional). The Schrödinger equation becomes −~2 d2 ψ = Eψ 2I dφ2 (28.18) (28.17)

Notice that this Schrödinger equation is exactly the same form as the particle in a box. The only diﬀerence is the boundary conditions. The boundary condition for the particle in a box were ψ was zero outside the box. Now the boundary condition is that ψ(φ) = ψ(φ + 2π). The wavefunction must by 2π periodic. The allowable wavefunctions are

⎧ ⎪ A cos mφ ⎨ ψm (φ) = A sin mφ , ⎪ ⎩ Aeimφ

(28.19)

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m = 0, ±1, ±2, ±3, . . . These wavefunctions are really the “same.” It will be most convenient to use ψm (φ) = Aeimφ as our wave functions. Plugging ψm (φ) = Aeimφ into the Schrödinger equation gives −~2 d2 Aeimφ = Em Aeimφ 2I dφ2 ~2 m2 imφ Ae = Em Aeimφ 2I Therefore the energy levels (the eigenvalues) for a particle in a ring are m2 h2 ~2 m2 = . 2I 8π2 I Next we need to ﬁnd the normalization constant, A. Z 2π ψ∗ ψdφ 1 = Z0 2π 1 = A2 e−imφ eimφ dφ 0 Z 2π 2 1 = A dφ = 2πA2 , Em =

0

(28.20)

(28.21)

(28.22)

thus

1 . 2π Hence the normalized wavefunctions for a particle on a ring are 1 ψ = √ eimφ . 2π A=

r

(28.23)

(28.24)

**28.4. General Theory of Angular Momentum
**

To discuss angular momentum in a more general way it is convenient to deﬁne two so-called ‘ladder’ operators ˆ ˆ ˆ L+ ≡ Lx + iLy (28.25)

195

and ˆ ˆ We collect here the commutators of L+ and L− : h i ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz , L+ = L+ ⇒ L+ Lz = Lz L+ − L+ i h ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz , L− = −L− ⇒ L− Lz = Lz L− + L− ˆ ˆ ˆ L− ≡ Lx − iLy (28.26)

(28.27) (28.28)

ˆ ˆ Now, since Lz and L2 commute there must exist a set of simultaneous eigenfunctions {ψi } ˆ (28.29) Lz ψi = mψ i and ˆ L2 ψi = k2 ψi (28.30) Physically, k~ represents the length of the angular momentum vector and m~ represents the projection onto the z-axis. (Note: for simplicity in writing we are ‘hiding’ the ~ in the wavefunctions.) On these physical grounds we conclude |m| ≤ k, i.e., k sets an upper and lower limit on m. Let’s deﬁne the maximum value of m to be a new quantum number l ≡ mmax . (Thus l ≤ k). And let’s deﬁne the minium value of m to be a new quantum number l0 ≡ mmin . (Thus −l0 ≤ k) Now, at least one of the eigenfunctions in the set {ψ i } yields the eigenvalue mmax ˆ (or l) when operated on by Lz . Let’s call that eigenfunction ψl ; ˆ Lz ψl = lψ l . ˆ Now we can operate on both sides of this equation with L− : ˆ ˆ ˆ L− Lz ψl = L− lψ l (28.32) (28.31)

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ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Using the commutator relation L− Lz = Lz L− + L− we get ´ ³ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz L− + L− ψl = lL− ψl ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz L− ψl + L− ψl = lL− ψl

(28.33)

Bringing the second term on the left hand side over to the right hand side gives ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz L− ψl = lL− ψl − L− ψl ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz L− ψl = (l − 1)L− ψl | {z } | {z }

ψ l−1 ψ l−1

(28.34)

ˆ ˆ We see that L− ψl ≡ ψl−1 is in fact an eigenfunction of Lz (with associated eigenvalue (l − 1)) and is thus a member of {ψi } . The eigenfunction ψl−1 has an associated eigenvalue that is one unit less then the maximum value. ˆ− The above procedure can be repeated n times so that Ln ψl = ψl−n provided n does not exceed l − l0 . The eigenfunction ψ l−n has an associated eigenvalue that is n units less then the maximum value, i.e., ˆ Lz ψl−n = (l − n)ψ l−n . (28.35) The largest value of n is l − l0 . For that case, ˆ Lz ψl0 = (l − l + l0 )ψl0 = l0 ψl0 . (28.36)

ˆ Similar behavior is seen for the operator L+ , except in the opposite direction–the ˆ eigenvalue is increased by one unit for each action of L+ . For example ˆ ˆ ˆ L+ Lz ψl0 = L+ l0 ψl0 ´ ³ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz L+ − L+ ψl0 = l0 L+ ψl0 (28.37)

ˆ ˆ ˆ Lz L+ ψl0 = (l0 + 1)L+ ψl0 .

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ˆ ˆ The raising and lowering nature of L+ and L− is why they are called ladder operators. ˆ ˆ We can not act with L+ and L− indeﬁnitely since we are limited by l–we reach the ends of the ladder. This requires that ˆ L− ψl0 = 0 (we can’t go lower than the lowest step) and ˆ L+ ψl = 0 (we can’t go higher than the highest step). ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ Often times the ladder operators appear in tandem either as L− L+ or L+ L− so it is useful list some identities for these products ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆz ˆ L− L+ = L2 − L2 − Lz and ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆz ˆ L+ L− = L2 − L2 + Lz (28.41) (28.40) (28.39) (28.38)

We can use these identities to derive a relation between the quantum numbers k and l. We begin with ³ ´ ˆ ˆ − L+ ψl = L− L+ ψl = 0, ˆ ˆ L

(28.42)

Therefore

but from the ﬁrst of the above identities ´ ³ ˆz ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ L− L+ ψl = L2 − L2 − Lz ψl = (k2 − l2 − l)ψ l k2 − l2 − l = 0 ⇒ k = p l(l + 1).

(28.43)

(28.44)

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mmin = −l and so m = l.46) substituting in the relation we just found for k gives (28. −l.We we can also consider ³ ´ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ L+ L− ψl0 = L+ L− ψl0 = 0 ´ ³ ˆ ˆ ˆz ˆ ˆ L+ L− ψl0 = L2 − L2 + Lz ψl0 = (k 2 − l02 + l0 )ψl0 . simplifying gives l = −l0 Thus mmax = l. l − 2.5. φ). l(l + 1) − l02 + l0 = 0. l − 1.49) If we write out the ﬁrst of these explicitly in spherical polar coordinates as a partial diﬀerential equation we obtain 1 ∂ 2 ψlm ∂ 2 ψlm ∂ψlm + + cot θ + l(l + 1)ψ lm = 0 ∂θ sin2 θ ∂φ2 ∂θ2 (28. This also implies that the number of ‘rungs’ is 2l + 1 and that l must be either an integer or a half-integer. Quantum Properties of Angular Momentum The eigenfunctions of angular momentum are entirely speciﬁed by two quantum numbers l and m: ψlm .48) (28.50) The solutions to this partial diﬀerential equation are known to be the spherical harmonic functions ψ lm = Ylm (θ. (28.51) 199 . . . ˆ L2 ψlm = l(l + 1)ψ lm ˆ Lz ψlm = mψ lm (28. (28. .45) and (28. −l + 1 . .47) 28.

The rigid rotor Rotational energy For general rotation in three dimensions the is ~2 ˆ ˆ H = L2 .5. ψlm = Ylm (θ. The spherical harmonics (and hence the angular momentum wavefunctions) are orthonormal. 2I 2I Thus Elm = (28. We say the there is a 2l + 1 degeneracy of the energy levels. φ) = APl (θ)eimφ .56) 2I 8π2 I There is no m dependence for the energy. but they are a product of a function only of θ and a function only of φ. φ)Ylm (θ.52) where the Pl (θ) are the Legendra polynomials and A is normalization constant.55) (28. In other words. φ) sin θdθdφ = 0 0 l0 6= l or m0 6= m 0 0 28. They are also built-in functions of Mathematica. 200 . (28. Both the spherical harmonics and the Legendra polynomials are tabulated. |m| |m| (28. ( Z 2π Z π 1 l0 = l and m0 = m (28. 2I so the Schrödinger equation is ~2 ˆ ~2 ˆ Hψ lm = Elm ψlm ⇒ L2 ψlm = Elm ψlm ⇒ l(l + 1)ψlm = Elm ψlm . the energy levels are determined only by the value of l.54) l(l + 1)h2 l(l + 1)~2 = = El . We know that there are 2l + 1 diﬀerent m values for a particular l value. meaning. All 2l + 1 of these wavefunctions correspond to the same energy.53) Yl∗m0 (θ.The spherical harmonics are functions of two variables.1.

One example of such a system is the spin of an electron. The values of m = ms are limited to +1/2 and −1/2. One peculiarity of this system is that the wavefunctions are 4π periodic (and 2π antiperiodic): ψs (θ) = −ψs (θ + 2π) (29. Spin Angular Momentum We learned above that l may take on integer or half-integer values. ∗ ∗ ∗ See in-class demonstration: the belt trick ∗ ∗∗ 201 201 .29. (29. These systems have no classical analogs.1) and ψ s (θ) = ψs (θ + 4π).2) That means that the system has to ‘rotate’ twice (in spin space not coordinate space) to get back to its original state. l = s = 1/2. Addition of Angular Momentum 29.1. Systems in which l takes on half-integer values are peculiar.

(M = i mi ) • then J = L + S 2. 29. jj coupling • applies to higher atomic weight atoms • ﬁnd subtotal angular momentum for each electron ji = li + si P • then ﬁnd total angular momentum by J = i ji . however. • we will not use this method.29. (Ms = i msi ) P • ﬁnd the total orbital angular momentum L = Mmax . The are two main coupling schemes which account for the total angular momentum of the atom. One measures.2. the total angular momentum.2. The electrons in many electron atoms couple. The Addition of Angular Momentum: General Theory Consider two sources of angular momentum for a system represented by the opˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ erators J1 and J2 (J1 and J2 could be L or S angular momentum. Addition of Angular Momentum In atoms the are a number of sources of angular momentum: The l’s and s’s of each of the electrons.) 202 . we use J when we speak generally. 1.1. J. LS coupling (also called Russell-Saunders coupling) • works well for low atomic weight atoms (ﬁrst couple of rows of the periodic table) P • ﬁnd the total spin angular momentum S = Ms.max .

. . j1 + j2 − 1. ˆ ˆ ˆ The total z-component of the angular momentum is JzT = Jz1 + Jz2 The last statement implies that the orientation quantum number of the total system is simple the sum of that for the components M = m1 + m2 (29.2. .5) The total angular momentum is quantized is exactly the same manner as any other angular momentum.3) We need to determine the allowed values of the total angular momentum quantum number J. |j1 − j2 | . Thus the allowed values of J are J = j1 + j2 . Jmin = |j1 − j2 | . An Example: Two Electrons The table below shows the total spin angular momentum S for a two electron system (29.6) 203 . . The maximum value of J is determined by the maximum value of M by Jmax = Mmax = m1max + m2max = j1 + j2 (29. 29. |j1 − j2 | + 1. (29.2.ˆ ˆ ˆ The total angular momentum is JT = J1 + J2 .4) This corresponds to a situation in which component angular momentums add in the most favorable manner The minimum value of J is determined by the case when the components add in the least favorable manner. That is.

G H 204 .2. 29. of the states is given by 2S + 1. In the above example the degeneracy is gS = 3 for the S = 1 states and gS = 1 for the S = 0 states. For historical reasons L values are associated with a letter like the l values of a hydrogenic system are. In general the term symbol is simply notates the total orbital angular momentum and spin degeneracies of a particular set of states (or a state in the case of a singlet state). So. Term symbols are simply shorthand notion used to identify states. Term Symbols We have already seen several term symbols. it is worthwhile to brieﬂy discuss them. Term symbols are useful for predict and understanding spectroscopic data.3. gS .spin state α(1)α(2) β(1)β(2) α(1)β(2) + β(1)α(2) α(1)β(2) − β(1)α(2) ms1 1 2 ms1 1 2 MS 1 −1 0 0 S 1 1 1 0 −1 2 0 0 −1 2 0 0 Counting states: The spin degeneracy. The orbital degeneracy is given by gL = 2L + 1. L 0 symbol S 1 P 2 D 3 F 4 5 . those being 1 S and 3 S during our discussion of helium.

These states are all singlet S states. These dipoles interact with a certain spin—orbit interaction energy ESO . H 2 (29.g. An electron has orbital and spin magnetic dipoles. An electron and a “hole” lead to equivalent term symbols. Spin Orbit Coupling A charge possessing angular momentum has a magnetic dipole associated with it. The ground state will have maximum multiplicity. All closed shells have zero spin and orbital angular momentums: L = 0. The spin—orbit Hamiltonian is [ ˆ HSO = hcAL · S ´ ³ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ SO = hcA J 2 − L2 − S 2 . Lowest J value (regular) “electron”. 3. 3. 2. Hund’s Rule for the ground state only. If several terms have the same multiplicity then ground state will be that of the largest L. Many electron atoms have term symbols associated with their states.2. p1 and p5 have the same term symbol. Highest J value (inverted) “hole” 29. Rules: 1.The term symbol for a particular states is constructed from the following general template gS LJ . • E. notated by 1 S 2.7) 205 ..4. S = 0. 1.

where A is the spin—orbit coupling constant.8) 206 . From the Hamiltonian the spin—orbit interaction energy is ESO = hcA [J(J + 1) − L(L + 1) − S(S + 1)] 2 (29.

Consequently we must be satisﬁed with using approximation methods. Now we will consider two important quantitative approximation methods: (i) perturbation theory and (ii) variational theory 30. we always took the simplest approximation to give the qualitative properties of the unsolvable system.30. 207 207 . there are very few models for which we can obtain an exact solution. Approximation Techniques As we learned last semester. Last semester. • These wavefunctions are used to ﬁnd a ﬁrst order correction to the energy.1. • Treat the diﬀerence between the two systems as a perturbation to the solvable system • Use the solvable system’s wavefunctions as a zeroth order approximation to the wavefunctions for the unsolvable system. Perturbation Theory The basic procedure of perturbation theory • Find a solvable system that is similar to the system at hand.

H=− 2 2m dx 2 (30. . • The procedure is repeated to get higher and higher order approximations.1) (1) where En is the nth state energy for the unperturbed (solvable) system and En is the ﬁrst order correction. • The obvious solvable system is the harmonic oscillator: 1 ~2 d2 ˆ + kx2 . √ 2 This has energy levels En = ~ω(n+ 1 ) and wavefunctions An Hn ( αx)e−αx /2 . The nth state energy in perturbation theory: (0) (1) En = En + En + . This is given by Z (1) ˆ En = ψ(0)∗ H (1) ψ(0) dx. (0) (30. .2) n n all space ˆ where H (1) is the ﬁrst order correction to the Hamiltonian–the perturbation.• The ﬁrst order energy is then used to make a ﬁrst order approximation to the wavefunction. 2 q where α = km ~ (30.4) 208 . Example: the quartic oscillator • Consider the quartic oscillator described by the potential V (x) = 1 kx2 +ax4 2 where a is very small and can be treated as a perturbation. (30. .3) • The perturbative part of the Hamiltonian is ˆ H (1) = ax4 . This process get algebraically intensive so we will only go as far as listing the ﬁrst order energy correction.

5) E0 = −∞ Z ∞ 2 2 A0 e−αx /2 ax4 A0 e−αx /2 dx = −∞ Z ∞ 2 2 x4 e−αx dx = aA0 √ −∞ 3 πaA2 0 = . The value of the parameter which minimizes the energy.7) 209 . that we use to minimize the trial energy by setting dEtrial =0 dp (30.2. Variational method The basic idea behind the variational method is to use a trial wavefunction with an adjustable parameter. p. The trial energy is calculated by Etrial = R R all space ˆ ψ∗ Hψtrial dx trial ψ∗ ψtrial dx trial (30. The basis for this is the variation theorem which states Etrial ≥ E.• For example. the ground state energy correction is then calculation from Z ∞ (1) (0)∗ ˆ (0) ψ0 H (1) ψ0 dx (30. 5 2 2 4α 30. We will not prove this theorem here.6) all space The trial energy is now a function of the adjustable parameter. Etrial . gives a trial wavefunction which is closest to the real wavefunction. 5 4α 2 so the ﬁrst order ground state energy for a quartic oscillator is √ ~ω 3 πaA2 0 + E0 ' .

and solving for p. but with reasonably good trial functions one is pretty safe in having a minimum. (Strictly speaking we should check that we have a minimum and not a maximum or inﬂection point.) 210 .

The spin system discussed above is an example of a two level system. The time variable never appears in any expression. The Two Level System and Quantum Dynamics Our entire discussion of quantum mechanics thus far had dealt only with time independent quantum mechanics. 211 211 . Unlike the harmonic oscillator it has no classical analogue. For example. We shall ﬁnally get to quantum dynamics in this chapter. The two level system is inherently quantum mechanical in nature. Obviously there are cases where quantum objects move with time.31. 31. ﬁring an electron down a particle accelerator. The Two Level System If the harmonic oscillator is the most important model in all a physics. but ﬁrst we will discuss the very important model of the two level system.1. the two level system is a close second.

j 6= k (31. The two level system consists of two states ψ1 and ψ2 separated by energy 4 = 2 − 1 as shown below The states ψ1 and ψ2 are orthonormal: Z ψ∗ ψk dΩ = j ( 1 0 j=k . we can not use our usual procedure of writing down the classical Hamiltonian and then replacing the variables with their corresponding operators. i=1 The states ψ 1 and ψ2 are eigenfunctions of the two level Hamiltonian.° + 2 δ 2.2) where δ j.° “projects out” the j th state of the wavefunction being acted on. 212 .° .Consequently. ˆ H= 1 δ 1.1) TLS R where TLS dΩ means integration over the two level space (which is really just the P sum 2 ). (31.

then ˆ Hψ = ( 1 δ 1.° 2 δ 2.° + = 1 δ 1. We can invert above equations and solve for ψ1 and ψ2 in terms of ψL and ψR 1 1 ψ1 = √ ψL + √ ψR 2 2 and 1 1 ψ2 = √ ψL − √ ψR .3) (aψ1 + bψ2 ) + (aψ1 + bψ2 ) = a 1 ψ1 + b 2ψ2 Another orthonormal set of wavefunctions are the so-called ‘left’ 1 1 ψL = √ ψ1 + √ ψ2 2 2 and ‘right’ 1 1 ψR = √ ψ1 − √ ψ2 2 2 (31.7) 213 . 2 2 (31.6) (31.For example let some arbitrary wavefunction ψ = aψ 1 + bψ2 .° ) (aψ 1 + bψ2 ) 2 δ 2.5) states.4) (31.° (31.

What has been kept hidden up to now is the fact that the eigenfunctions are really multiplied by a phase factor of the form . t)dx¯ (31.9) ˆ En ψn (x)e− ~ En t = e− ~ En t Hψn (x) ˆ En ψn (x) = Hψ n (x) (31. 214 . t) = ¯ Ψn (x. t) ≡ ψn (x)e− ~ En t i (31. This is given by ¯Z ¯2 ¯ ¯ ∗ P (x.11) ¯ ¯ ¯2 ¯Z ¯ ¯ i ∗ − ~ En t dx¯ = ¯ ψ n (x)ψ n (x)e ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯2 Z ¯ −iE t ¯ ∗ ¯e ~ n ψn (x)ψ n (x)dx¯ = ¯ ¯ ¯ i ¯2 ¯ ¯ = ¯e− ~ En t (1)¯ = 1. t) i ˆ = Hψn (x)e− ~ En t i ˆ = Hψn (x)e− ~ En t i ˆ = Hψn (x)e− ~ En t i (31. t) ∂t i ∂ψn (x)e− ~ En t i~ ∂t i ∂e− ~ En t i~ψ n (x) ¶ ∂t µ i i i~ψ n (x) − En e− ~ En t ~ i~ i ˆ = HΨn (x.31.10) Does this mean the eigenstates are not stationary states? To determine this we need to calculate the probability of ﬁnding the particle in the same eigenstate at some future time. Quantum Dynamics So far we have been concerned with the eigenfunctions and eigenvalues (energy levels) of the various quantum systems that we have discussed. 0)Ψn (x. Ψn (x.8) We can verify this by obtaining the time independent Schrödinger equation from the more general time dependent ∂Ψn (x.2.

t) = √ Ψ1 (x. In general the state of the system need not be in one particular eigenstate. = ¯ (31. Thus the eigenstates are stationary states.12) (31. Similar to before we calculate ¯2 ¯Z ¯ ¯ ¯ Φ∗ (x. The phase factor does become important for superposition states. t) 2 2 exposing the phase factors we get i i 1 1 Φ(x.13) Let’s now track the probability of ﬁnding the particle in the same superposition state. The “left” and “right” wavefunctions that we saw in the discussion of the two level system are examples of superposition states. t)¯ P (x.14) i i ∗ ∗ − ~ E1 t − ~ E2 t ¯ ¯2 +ψ2 (x)ψ 1 (x)e + ψ2 (x)ψ 2 (x)e The “cross-terms” (those of the form ψ∗ (x)ψ 2 (x) and ψ ∗ (x)ψ 1 (x)) are zero when 1 2 215 . t) = ¯ ¯ ¯Z µ ¶¯2 ¶µ ¯ ¯ i i 1 ∗ 1 ∗ 1 1 − ~ E1 t − ~ E2 t ¯ ¯ √ ψ1 (x) + √ ψ2 (x) √ ψ1 (x)e = ¯ + √ ψ2 (x)e ¯ 2 2 2 2 ¯ Z Ã ! ¯2 i i ¯ ¯1 ψ ∗ (x)ψ 1 (x)e− ~ E1 t + ψ∗ (x)ψ 2 (x)e− ~ E2 t ¯ ¯ 1 1 dx¯ .so no matter what time t we check we will always ﬁnd the system in the same eigenstate. t) = √ ψ1 (x)e− ~ E1 t + √ ψ2 (x)e− ~ E2 t 2 2 (31. t) + √ Ψ2 (x. 0)Φ(x. it may be in a superposition of any number of eigenstates. As an example consider the state 1 1 Φ(x.

15) P (x. 216 .integrated because the eigenfunctions are orthogonal. t) = ¯ ¯ ¯ Z ³ ´ ¯2 ¯ ¯1 i i ∗ ∗ − ~ E1 t − ~ E2 t dx¯ ψ 1 (x)ψ 1 (x)e + ψ2 (x)ψ 2 (x)e = ¯ ¯ ¯2 ¯ µ ¶¯2 Z Z ¯1 − i E t ¯ i ∗ ∗ − ~ E2 t 1 ¯ e ~ ψ1 (x)ψ 1 (x)dx + e ψ2 (x)ψ 2 (x)dx ¯ = ¯ ¯ 2 ¯ ³ ´¯2 ´³ i ´ ³ i ¯1 − i E t ¯ i i i ¯ e ~ 1 + e− ~ E2 t ¯ = 1 e+ ~ E1 t + e+ ~ E2 t e− ~ E1 t + e− ~ E2 t = ¯ ¯ 2 4 ¶ ³ ´ 1µ i i (E1 − E2 ) 1 + ~ (E1 −E2 )t − ~ (E1 −E2 )t 1+e 1 + cos t . +e +1 = = 4 2 ~ The probability of ﬁnd in the system in its original superposition states is not one for all times t. 0)Φ(x. This leaves ¯2 ¯Z ¯ ¯ ¯ Φ∗ (x. t)¯ (31.

The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations.Key Equations for Exam 1 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 1.17) • How to get the average value for some property. (31. Equations • The short cut for getting the normalization constant . The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets. ˆ hˆ i = α space (31. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material. sZ N= space |ψunnorm (x. N unnorm (31.16) • The normalized wavefunction: ψnorm = 1 ψ .18) 217 217 . y. z)|2 dxdydz. Z ψ∗ αψdxdydz.

23) • Commonly used comutators of the angular momentum operators are h i i i h h ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ x .ny .20) (31. ˆ z . Enx . ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ L m2 h2 ~2 m2 = .27) 218 .26) • The normalized wavefunctions for a particle on a ring are 1 ψ = √ eimφ . Lz = 0. (31. Lx = L2 . j=k .19) • Normalized wavefunctions for the 3D particle in a box. Lz = i~Lx .• The Laplacian ∇ = 2 µ ∂2 ∂2 ∂2 + 2+ 2 ∂x2 ∂y ∂z ¶ .25) • The energy levels for a particle in a ring are Em = (31.21) ψ∗ ψk j = space 1. 8ma2 8mb2 8mc ( (31. sin ψn (x) = √ a b c abc • The energy levels for the 3D particle in a box. Lx = i~Ly (31. 0. √ ny πy nz πz nx πx 2 2 sin sin . 2π (31. j 6= k (31.24) L L L and h i h i h i ˆ 2 . Ly = L2 . ˆ y .22) • Superpostion: ψ= X i ai ϕi (31.nz • Orthonormality: Z n2 h2 n2 h2 n2 h2 y x = + + z 2. Ly = i~Lz . 2I 8π2 I (31.

ˆ L2 ψlm = l(l + 1)ψ lm • The energy levels for the rigid rotor are El = l(l + 1)~2 .32) • In general Ψn (x.34) (31. 2I (31.35) 219 . • The ﬁrst order energy correction in pertubation theory is Z (1) ˆ ψ(0)∗ H (1) ψ(0) dx. En = n n all space (31.• The eigenfunctions of angular momentum are entirely speciﬁed by two quantum numbers l and m: ψ lm .30) (31.33) • The left and right superposition states are 1 1 ψL = √ ψ1 + √ ψ2 2 2 and 1 1 ψR = √ ψ1 − √ ψ2 2 2 (31. t) ≡ ψn (x)e− ~ En t i (31.28) • Degeneracy for general angular momentum is gJ = 2J + 1.29) ˆ Lz ψlm = mψ lm (31.31) • The trial energy in variation theory is calculated by R ∗ ˆ all ψ trial Hψ trial dx space Etrial = R ∗ all ψ trial ψ trial dx space (31.

Part VI Symmetry and Spectroscopy 220 220 .

• The types of symmetry it has will determine to which symmetry group it belongs. As far as we are concerned. Inherent to group theory is symmetry. • The mathematical properties of all the possible groups have been worked out • These mathematical properties translate into a wide variety of variety of physical properties including — Bonding — Properties of wavefunctions — Vibrational modes — Many more applications 221 221 . Symmetry and Group Theory We now take a short break from physical chemistry to discuss ideas from the mathematical ﬁeld of group theory.32. we will • determine the symmetry of a particular molecule.

1. 1. These operators deal with symmetry about the center of mass. which has the following properties. The group is associative (but not necessarily communative) with respect to the operation. For molecules we will be dealing with point group symmetry operators. An identity element exits and is a member of the group 222 . Symmetry Operators Any operator that leaves |ψ|2 invariant are symmetry operators for that particular system: ˆ O |ψ|2 = |ψ|2 .2) 32.2.32. the eigenvalues for the particular symmetry operator are 1 or −1. It is a set of objects and a single operation. This type of operator arrises in the treatment of extended crystal structures. We have seen two such operators in ˆ and σ h . ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout on Symmetry Elements ∗ ∗∗ (32. That is. (32.1) This implies ˆ Oψ = ±ψ. Mathematical Groups In mathematics the term “group” has special meaning. 2. ı ˆ An example of symmetry operator that is not a point group symmetry operator would be an operator that performed some sort of translation in space.

σ v (in-plane) and σ 0v ˆ (transverse).3.1. Example: The C2v Group ˆ ˆ ˆ The C2v group consists of the symmetry elements E. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout on Naming Point Groups ∗ ∗∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout on Assigning Point Groups ∗ ∗∗ Associated with a given group is a “multiplication” table. Symmetry of Functions In the absence of degeneracy.” yields the identity element. The multiplication table for the C2v group is C2v ˆ E ˆ C2 σv ˆ σ 0v ˆ ˆ E ˆ E ˆ C2 σv ˆ σ 0v ˆ ˆ C2 ˆ C2 ˆ E σ 0v ˆ σv ˆ σv ˆ σv ˆ σ 0v ˆ ˆ E ˆ C2 σ 0v ˆ σ 0v ˆ σv ˆ ˆ C2 ˆ E 32. 223 . the wavefunctions must be symmetric or antisymmetric with respect to all elements of the group. 4. In other words. Water is an example of a molecule described by this point group. upon “multiplication. The “product” of any two members of the group yield a member of the group. for any member of the group one can ﬁnd another member of the group which. C2 . 32.3.2. The inverse of every member of the group is also in the group.

1. 1.Connecting with the C2v group example lets consider the wavefunctions for water. 224 . 1. −1) B1 = (1. To see where these four vectors come from. −1. −1. 1. ˆ — This restriction forces the eigenvalues of σv and σ 0v to be the same for ˆ the A type vectors and opposite for the B type vectors. As it turns out there is four possible sets of eigenvalues–hence four diﬀerent vectors: A1 = (1. consider the following. 1). ˆ • The ﬁrst value has to be +1 since the only eigenvalue of E is 1 ˆ • The eigenvalue of C2 can be +1 or −1 — When it is +1 the vectors are labelled A — When it is −1 the vectors are labelled B • The eigenvalue of σ v can be either +1 or −1 ˆ — When it is +1 the vectors are labelled with a subscript 1 — When it is −1 the vectors are labelled with a subscript 2 • The eigenvalue of σ 0v can be either +1 or −1 ˆ • Finally there is a restriction do to the fact that the eigenvalues must obey the group multiplication table. −1) B2 = (1. −1. In this case one can collect the eigenvalues (either +1 or −1) for each of the four symmetry operators as a four component vector. 1) A2 = (1. −1.

4. the vectors represent what is call an irreducible representation of the group.The above considerations leave four vectors. . y2 . 1) = (1. x2 .3. Direct Products The direct product of a two vectors is deﬁned as (x1 . −1. . . −1. −1) ⊗ (1. In fact. 225 . . −1) = A2 (32. x3 .) = (x1 y1 . y3 .4) (32.) For the example of the C2v group consider B1 ⊗ B2 = (1. . −1.1. . there will always be the same number of vectors as symmetry elements. .) ⊗ (y1 . 1. x2 y2 . . 1. −1.3) 32. . Altogether. Symmetry Breaking and Crystal Field Splitting We shall investigate how degeneracies of energy levels are broken as one reduces the overall symmetry of the system. x3 y3 . These vectors make up the : C2v A1 A2 B1 B2 ˆ E ˆ C2 σv ˆ σ 0v ˆ 1 1 1 1 1 1 −1 −1 1 −1 1 −1 1 −1 −1 1 ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout on Character Tables ∗ ∗∗ 32.

Mirror symmetry will not be considered (although in real applications one must consider all symmetry). 3 for P.In doing this we will. Now consider the free atom being placed in a crystal lattice of octahedral symmetry. For example placed at the center of a cube which has other atoms at the centers of each face of the cube. In the octahedral crystal the degeneracy remains in tact and these states are represented by the T1 group. F. etc. It remains totally symmetric so it is now represented by the vector A1 . First consider a free atom. D. consider only proper rotations (Cn ). The degeneracies of these vectors are 1 for S. In this case there is complete rotational symmetry. nondegenerate in the octahedral case. The vectors are the labeled according to the angular momentum quantum numbers S. When moving to octahedral symmetry we now must look at the character table for such a case–the O group (remember we are considering only proper rotations). for simplicity. Thus the symmetry group is the spherical group (see character table handout. The P vector is triply degenerate and has the symmetry of x. y and z as we see from the character table for the spherical group. P. 226 . It is also nondegenerate so it will be.) This is the group associated with the particle on a sphere model and the angular part of the hydrogen atom. 5 for D and so on as is familiar to us already. of course. The S vector has the symmetry of a sphere (x2 + y 2 + z 2 ) and hence is totally symmetric.

This breaks the octahedral symmetry and the system now assumes D4 symmetry. x(x2 − 3y 2 ) and y(3x2 − y 2 ). xy. yz.The D vector has a degeneracy of ﬁve and the symmetry of 2z 2 − x2 − y 2 . The E states from the O group become a A1 type state and a B1 type state. 227 . x2 − y 2 . The triply degenerate T1 vector splits into a A2 state and a doubly degenerate E state. three becoming T1 and three becoming T2 . Looking at the table for the O group we see the degeneracy splits: two states become E type and the remaining three become T2 type. The octahedral group is still highly symmetric. xz. In an octahedral environment the states split with one becoming A2 . The remaining four atoms remain in place. This is not readily apparent from the character tables so one needs to inspect a little harder to see it (see homework). xyz. yz 2 . Lets say that two atoms on opposite sides of the cube are moved slightly inward. xz 2 . The F states have a degeneracy of 7 and the symmetry of z 3 . Now the A1 vector of the O group becomes the A1 vector of the D4 group. The T2 states from the O group become a B2 and a E type state. The T1 states from the O group become a A2 type state and a E type state. z(x2 − y 2 ).

As for the diatomic case 3 degrees of freedom determine the center of mass motion. With polyatomic molecules one needs to specify the coordinates of N nuclei rather than just two nuclei. it is convenient to work with center of mass coordinates. in this chapter we simply investigate some of the speciﬁc details regarding polyatomic molecules. Molecules and Symmetry From our chapter on diatomic molecules last semester we have learned a great deal which caries over directly to polyatomic molecules. To do so we begin with the 3N nuclear degrees of freedom. 33. • For linear molecules there are 2 rotational degrees of freedom • For nonlinear molecules there are 3 rotational degrees of freedom This now leaves one with 3N − 5 vibrational degrees of freedom for linear polyatomic molecules and 3N − 6 vibrational degrees of freedom for nonlinear molecules. 228 228 . Molecular Vibrations As for diatomic molecules. That leaves us with 3N − 3 coordinates to specify. So.1. One must now consider two diﬀerent types of polyatomic molecules: Linear and Nonlinear.33.

however. Regardless of what type of vibrational motion is taking place. 229 . the symmetric stretching vibration and the asymmetric stretch. The number of normal modes equals the number of vibrational degrees of freedom.1.1.1. Example: Water The point group symmetry of the water molecule is C2v .33. The character table is C2v A1 A2 B1 B2 ˆ E ˆ C2 σv ˆ σ 0v ˆ 1 1 1 1 1 1 −1 −1 1 −1 1 −1 1 −1 −1 1 Water has three nuclei and it is nonlinear so it has 3(3) − 6 = 3 normal modes. At low energies the normal modes are well approximated as harmonic oscillators. One example was the “left” and “right” states of the two level system. that motion is some linear combination of fundamental vibrational motions called normal modes. 33. Normal Modes and Group Theory The symmetry of the normal modes are associated with entries in the character table of the point group of any particular polyatomic molecule. Normal Modes Polyatomic molecules can undergo very complicated vibrational motion.2. This is analogous to writing an arbitrary wavefunction as a linear combination of eigenfunctions. The three modes are the bending vibration.

the vibration is complete unchanged by any of the symmetry elements. is associated with B1 since C2 and σ0v transform ˆ the mode into its opposite and σ v leaves it unchanged. ˆ The asymmetric stretch. ˆ 230 . It too is associated with A1 . however. For the bending mode. Consequently the bending mode is associated with A1 The same is true for the symmetric stretching mode.The normal modes are associated with a particular vector (row) of the character table by considering the action of the each of the symmetry elements on the normal mode.

This is in the Infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. in particular. the character tables can be used to determine IR and Raman spectra and selection rules for polyatomic molecules 34.1) . Vibrational Spectroscopy and Group Theory We now investigate how group theory and. The electric dipole approximation • Molecule is viewed as a collection of charges • Multipole expansion monopole + dipole + quadrapole+ · · · 231 231 (34. IR Spectroscopy IR absorption is exactly the same as regular electronic absorption except the frequency of the electromagnetic radiation is much less. As for electronic absorption one typically employs the electric dipole approximation.1.34. The typical “energies” for IR absorption are from 400 to 4000 cm−1 .

The upshot of all this is as far as group theory is concerned is the following selection rule: • The vibrational coordinates for an IR active transition must have the same symmetry as either x. In order for absorption of the electromagnetic radiation to take place. y 2 . μz = qz. yz The last column describes the symmetry of several important functions for the point group. it must be able to couple to a changing (oscillating) electric dipole. y. 232 . x2 . μy = qy. We now need a column of the character table which we have ignored up to this point. Example: Water Recall that the point group symmetry of the water molecule is C2v . The character table is C2v A1 A2 B1 B2 ˆ E ˆ C2 σv ˆ σ 0v ˆ Functions (34. xz 1 −1 −1 1 y. or z for the particular group. The electric dipole is μ = μx ex + μy ey + μz ez where μx = qx. z 2 1 1 −1 −1 xy 1 −1 1 −1 x.2) 1 1 1 1 z.• Light—matter interaction is dominated by the light—dipole coupling so the other interactions are ignored.

and B1 symmetry and hence are all IR active and appear in the IR spectrum 34.Among these functions are x. and z.2. B1 . and B2 . From before we know the modes of water have A1. 233 . This lose of energy shows up in the scattered light as a new down shifted frequency from that of the original input light frequency. The A2 mode is IR forbidden and any vibrations having this symmetry will not appear in the IR spectrum (or it may appear as a very weak line). Raman Spectroscopy Raman spectroscopy is somewhat diﬀerent than IR spectroscopy in that vibrational frequencies are measured by way of inelastic scattering of high frequency (usually visible) light. The light loses energy to the material in an amount equal to the vibrational energy of the molecules is the sample. Raman scattering is based on the polarizability of the molecule Roughly speaking the polarizability of a molecule determines how the electron density is distorted through interaction with an electromagnetic ﬁeld. So we can see immediately that the IR active modes of any molecule having this point group will be A1 . Unlike IR absorption which is based on the electric dipole. y.

the molecule has inversion symmetry (contains ˆ as a symmetry ı element) then no modes will be both IR and Raman active. however. One can now inspect the character table to determine which modes will be Raman active. α. For the example of water. (or any combinations thereof). z 2 . y 2 . xz. all modes are Raman active Rule of Mutual exclusion • Vibrational mode can be both IR and Raman active or inactive • If. We will not get into tensors in this course except to say the polarizability tensor elements are proportional to the quadratic functions.The molecular quantity of interest is the polarizability tensor. xy. x2 . yz. ↔ 234 .

6) . = 2μR2 8π 2 I (35. For constant R the rotational energy is given by − Erot = J(J + 1)~2 J(J + 1)h2 . R is a parameter. (35. ~2 ˆ2 (35.1) R 2μ 2μR2 ∂R ∂R 2μ We will now be concerned only with the angular part. φ). θ. Recall also the Kinetic energy operator for the nuclei in the center of mass coordinates 2 2 ~2 ˆ2 ∂ ˆ2 ∂ ˆN = − ~ ∇2 = − ~ ˆN T + J . It is common to deﬁne Be ≡ as the rotational constant. The R was involved in vibrations.3) This is the so-called rigid rotor energy. We now turn our attention to the angular components to describe rotations. Then Erot = J(J + 1)hBe with a degeneracy of gJ = 2J + 1 235 235 h 8π 2 I (35. under the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.4) (35.35. 2I Now.5) (35. Molecular Rotations Recall that the three degrees of freedom that described the position of the nuclei about the center of mass were (R.2) J .

• One deﬁnes a rotational interaction constant that depends on the vibrational level.2.35. • This is corrected for by the term −J 2 (J + 1)2 Dc . 236 . 35. Centrifugal stretching: • Rotation tends to stretch the diatomic distance R. n. (35.1. In either case the selection rule for the transition is 4J = ±1.9) is the centrifugal stretching constant.7) 2 where αe is an empirical rotational—vibrational interaction constant. There are two corrections we will now make 1. where Dc ≡ 3 4Be ω2 ˜e (35. ¶ µ 1 Bn ≡ Be − n + αe . Vibrational state dependence: • The R value is dependent on the particular vibrational level.8) (35. This is called a pure rotational transition. Alternatively. Rotational Spectroscopy A rotational transition can occur in the same vibrational level n. 2. Relaxing the rigid rotor Of course the rigid rotor is not a perfectly correct model for a diatomic molecule. a rotational transition can accompany a vibrational transition.

kT. Rotation of Polyatomic Molecules There are a few additional details regarding rotations for polyatomic molecules as compared to diatomics Of course one could set-up an arbitrary center of mass coordinate system.3. The principle axes coordinate system is the one in which the z-axis is taken to be along the principle symmetry axis. at room temperature is about 200 cm−1 . ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout ∗ ∗∗ 35.It turns out that typical rotational energy gaps are on the order of a few wavenumbers or less. This means that at room temperature the many excited rotational states are populated.10) 237 . But one system is special–the principle axes coordinate system. I = Ixx + Iyy + Izz The Hamiltonian in the principle axes system is # " ˆ2 ˆ2 ˆ2 Jy ~2 Jx Jz ˆ + + H= 2 Ixx Iyy Izz (35. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout ∗ ∗∗ The selection rules and the thermalized states combine to yield a multi-peaked ro-vibrational spectrum. Thermal energy. The total moment of inertia.

benzene) • Ixx = Iyy h 8π2 Ixx (35. Linear (e.11) (35.12) ~2 ˆ2 ˆ J H= 2Ixx (35..g.There are four classes of polyatomic molecules regarding rotations 1.14) • The rotational energy is Erot = hBJ(J + 1) + h(A − B)K 2 . where A= (35..g.16) 8π 2 Izz h (35. where B= 2. (35. carbon dioxide) • Izz = 0.15) h . Ixx = Iyy ˆ ˆ2 ˆ2 • J 2 = Jx + Jy • The Hamiltonian is • The rotational energy is Erot = hBJ(J + 1).17) B= 2 8π Ixx and K is the quantum number describing the projection of the angular momentum onto the z-axis 238 . Symmetric tops (e.13) ˆ ˆ2 ˆ2 ˆ2 • J 2 = Jx + Jy + Jz • The Hamiltonian is # " ˆ2 ˆ2 ˆ2 ~2 Jx + Jy Jz ˆ + H= 2 Ixx Izz (35.

methane) • Ixx = Iyy = Izz ˆ ˆ2 ˆ2 ˆ2 • J 2 = Jx + Jy + Jz • The Hamiltonian is • The rotational energy is Erot = hBJ(J + 1). where B= h 8π2 Ixx (35.18) (35.20) 4.3. Spherical tops (e.. Asymmetric tops • Ixx 6= Iyy 6= Izz • These are more complicated and we will not discuss them in detail 239 .g.19) ~2 ˆ2 ˆ J H= 2Ixx (35.

R. Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules The electronic spectra of molecules are quite diﬀerent than that of atoms. It had a qualitative shape similar to the Morse potential. The Structure of the Electronic State Last semester we saw that under the Born—Oppenheimer approximation we were able to write the molecular wavefunction as a product of an electronic part and a nuclear part. was parameterized by the internuclear distance. 240 240 . 36.36. Ee . Atomic spectra consist of single sharp lines due to transitions between energy levels. Ee as a function of R describe the eﬀective potential for the nuclei. We found that in doing so the electronic energy level. Molecular spectra. on the other hand. have numerous lines (bands) due to the fact that electronic transitions are accompanied by vibrational and rotational transitions.1.

light demotes an electron from the ground vibrational state of the excited electronic state to any one of a number of excited vibrational levels in the ground electronic state. 36.1.In the ﬁgure below the ground and ﬁrst excited electronic levels (as a function of R) are shown.2. Absorption Spectra In absorption spectroscopy.1. 241 . Emission Spectra In emission spectroscopy.1. Note: The potential minima are not at the same value of R for each of the electronic states. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Spectroscopy Supplement p1 ∗ ∗∗ 36. light promotes an electron from the ground electronic state (and usually from the ground vibrational state too) to the excited electronic state and any of the excited vibrational states of the excited electronic state.

the process of is taking place.∗ ∗ ∗ See Spectroscopy Supplement p2 ∗ ∗∗ 36. Fluorescence Spectra All during the process of absorption. Hence the Stokes shift. • This process is called • The molecule than emits a photon to drop back down into an excited vibrational state of the ground electronic state.1. • The system then very rapidly (on the order of tens to hundreds of femtoseconds) relaxes to the ground vibrational state of the excited electronic state. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Spectroscopy Supplement p3 ∗ ∗∗ As seen in the supplement the ﬂuorescence spectrum is shifted to lower energies (red shifted) from the absorption spectrum. The main stream explanation for the stokes shift is as follows • Light promotes the system from the ground vibrational and ground electronic state to excited vibrational levels in the excited electronic state. 242 . This is known as the Stokes shift.3. • This requires a lower energy (or “more red”) photon.

Franck—Condon activity We have seen than an electronic tranistion involves not only a change in the electronic state but also in the vibrational state in general (and in the rotaitonal state as well. Assuming the electronic transition is allowed one must calculate the probability of the vibrational transistion as well.1. This is down by evaulating the Franck—Condon integral. one obtains the Franck—Condon principle.i ψvib. Mathematically this means that the strength of a transition from Ψi = ψel. Physically this means that for a particular transition to be Franck—Condon active there must be good overlap of the vibrational wavefunctions involved in the transition. The Franck—Condon principle When the Born—Oppenheimer approximation is applied to spectroscopic transitions. ˆ el.f is given by ¯Z ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯2 ¯Z ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ Ψ∗ μel Ψi ¯ = ¯ ˆ f ¯ ¯ Z ¯2 ¯ ¯ ψ∗ ψ∗ μel ψel. but we will ingore this). The Franck—Condon principle states that the nuclei do not move during an electronic transition.f ψvib.f vib.i ¯ . 36.i ψvib.36.1) all space el space vib space 243 .2.2.f ¯ (36.i → Ψf = ψel.

f μel ψel. (36. We can separate the integrals as ˆ ¯2 ¯Z ¯2 ¯Z ¯¯ ¯ ¯ ¯¯ ¯ ¯ ∗ ∗ ψel.2) ¯ ¯ ¯ vib ¯ ¯ el space space | {z }| {z } if 6=0.where μel is the electronic transition dipole.i ¯ ¯ ˆ ψvib. allowed Franck—Condon 244 .i ¯ .f ψvib.

(37. Spectroscopic data is obtained either in the time domain or in the frequency domain and one should readily be able to look at data in one domain and know what is happening in the other domain. such as if a signal oscillates in time it will have a peak in it frequency spectrum at the frequency with which it is oscillating. =.1) −∞ 245 245 . f (ω).37. conversely. if the signal decays slowly it will have a narrow spectrum. and is given by Z ∞ ˜(ω) = = [f (t)] = f f(t)eiωt dt. The Fourier transformation The Fourier transformation. 37. One should be familiar with qualitative aspects of this time—frequency relation.1. Furthermore. if the signal decays rapidly it will have a broad spectrum and. by denoted ˜ by a tilde. in this work. of a function f (t) will. Fourier Transforms As a spectroscopist it is imperative to have a deep understanding of the relationship between time and frequency. The mathematics which governs these qualitative statements is Fourier transform theory which we now review.

= [f (t)] = f (ω). Whereas the symbol =−1 will represent the inverse h i −1 ˜ Fourier transformation. which is given by Z ∞ h i 1 −1 ˜ ˜ = (37. i. = f(ω) = f(t).. For simplicity the symbol = will be used to represent the Fourier transformation ˜ operation. =−1 .. i. so one must take care to know exactly which convention is being used. f (ω) = f (t) = 2π −∞ The above two relations form the convention used throughout this work. 246 .e.2) f(ω)e−iωt dω. Other authors use diﬀerent conventions.e.The Fourier transformation is unique and it has a unique inverse.

where Be ≡ is the rotational constant. The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations.3) h 8π 2 I (37. Equations • Vibrational degrees of freedom — linear: 3N − 5 — not linear: 3N − 6 • The so-called rigid rotor energy is Erot = J(J + 1)hBe .Key Equations for Exam 2 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 2. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material.4) . The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets. 247 247 (37.

8) 248 .• The degeneracy of the rigid rotor is gJ = 2J + 1 • Franck—Condon Factor: ¯Z ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯2 ¯ ¯ ψ∗ ψvib.i ¯ vib.6) • The Fourier transformation is ˜ = [f (t)] = f (ω) = f (t)eiωt dt.7) −∞ • The inverse Fourier transformation is Z ∞ h i 1 −1 ˜ ˜ = f(ω)e−iωt dω.5) vib space (37. (37.f ¯ Z ∞ (37. f (ω) = f (t) = 2π −∞ (37.

Part VII Kinetics and Gases 249 249 .

The velocities of the particles are characterized by a probability distribution function for velocities F (vx . t) which is in general a function of time. This can represented in velocity space by dt dt dt dt the vector vi = (vxi .38. dzi . t. hence a momentum of p = mv and a kinetic energy of KE = 1 mv · v = 1 mv 2 . 2 2 • A sample of N molecules is characterized by its number density n∗ = • From the ideal gas law P V = nRT = N PL = RT = n∗ V N RT L N . y. dyi . z) in coordinate (position) space. ¡ ¢ Its velocity is vi = dxi = dxi . kinetic theory of gases A microscopic view of gases Consider a gas of point mass (m). Physical Kinetics We now turn our attention to the molecular level and in particular to molecular motion. vyi . vy .1. vzi ). 250 250 . vz . 38. m is the molecular (or atomic) mass • Each particle of mass m has velocity v. V (L is Avogadro’s number): Consider the ith particle at position xi = (x.

F (v. θ. φ. F (v. The probability distribution function then becomes F (v. θ. Vv . θ. (38. φ. NVv . t). θ. φ). φ).3) 251 . t) If we choose the origin of our coordinate system to be at the center of mass of the gas. in velocity space is Z Z Z Z NVv = N F (v. θ.1) Vv Vv It is more convenient to switch to spherical polar coordinates in velocity space (v. t) = F (v. stationary distributions–those independent of time–are often encountered. t)dvx dvy dvz (38. φ. t) = F (v. n. v is simply a magnitude (not a vector)–it is the speed. then for many cases the velocity distribution will be isotropic–independent of θ and φ. vz . having velocities in a macroscopic volume.2) Furthermore.b. vy . (38. t)dv = N F (vx ..The number of particles.

n = = RT .380658 × 10−23 is Boltzmann’s constant.2.We shall consider stationary isotropic distributions F (v). 38. n RT |{z} =L A simple model for molecular collisions: 252 . For an ideal gas (V = P ). It can be shown from ﬁrst principles that µ ¶3 2 −mv 2 m F (v) = 4π e 2kb T v 2 (38.4) 2πkb T where kb = 1. Molecular Collisions The average speed of a particle can calculated from Maxwell’s distribution: Z ∞ Z ∞ m 3 − mv2 ) 2 e 2kT dv hvi = v = ¯ vF (v)dv = v 3 4π( (38.5) 2πkT 0 0 s r µ ¶ 8kT L Lk=R 8RT = = πm L Lm=M πM It will be convenient to deﬁne number density as n∗ ≡ N where N is the number V N P nRT LP ∗ of particles. This is the Maxwell’s distribution (of speeds). So F (v) represents a distribution of speeds.

frequency λ = 72.6) • The collision frequency = n∗ πσ 2 v For the above model we need to ﬁnd the average collision frequency. ∗ ∗ ∗ See Handout ∗ ∗∗ • The number of collisions equals the number of particles with their centers in V : number of collisions = n∗ πσ 2 v4t (38. v12 = h|v1 − v2 |i ¯ It can be shown that r v12 = ¯ √ √ collision 16RT = 2¯ =⇒ v = 2n∗ πσ 2 v .8) Example: Ar at SATP (T = 298 K.7) From the above expression one deﬁnes the mean free path λ to be v ¯ / λ= √ 2n∗ πσ 2/ v ¯ LP n∗ = RT = RT √ 2P Lπσ 2 (38. Since the molecules are moving relative to one another we must ﬁnd the average relative velocity. s collision = 5.• Particles are hard spheres of radius σ. • A Particle moving at v sweeps out a cylinder of radius σ and length v4t =⇒ V = πσ2 v4t. ¯ πM frequency (38. P = 1 bar): v = 380.25 × 109 s−1 .48 ¯ m .5 nm 253 .

1) The time dependence of this reaction can be observed by following the disappearance of either of the reactants or appearance of either of the products. We can.39. Will the reaction occur? We need kinetics. That is. answer the question: How fast will the reaction occur? 39. however. in general.1. 254 254 . For this we turn to the ﬁeld of chemical kinetics. For the study of chemical reactions it is important understand systems that can be very far from equilibrium.2) − dt dt dt dt BUT this is ambiguous because a moles of A reacts with b moles of B and a does not. equal b. The Rate Laws of Chemical Kinetics Thermodynamics described chemical systems in equilibrium. Rate Laws Consider a general four component reaction aA + bB = cC + dD (39. address the question. We must account for the stoichiometry. d[B] d[C] d[D] d[A] or − or or (39. from thermodynamics.

B.We deﬁne the reaction velocity as v= 1 d[I] vi dt (39. In general an overall reaction is made up of so called elementary reactions Reactant Reactant = → Product overall rxn (39.5) For the most part. This deﬁnition is useful but must be used with caution since for complicated reactions all the v’s may not be equal. −b. rate laws are empirical.) (39. rate laws are of the form v = k[A1 ]xA 1 [A2 ]xA 2 · · · [An ]xA n . c or d and I = A. (39. C.6) The reaction is said to be of order xAi in species Ai and it is of overall order P i xA i . v = f (conc. Many.4) 0 B0 → c0 C0 + d0 D0 b A rate law is the mathematical statement of how the reaction velocity depends on concentration. but certainly not all. or D. An example of this is ½ bB → cC + dD aA + (39.3) where vi = −a.7) Intermediates → Product Note that we shall use an equal sign when talking about the overall reaction and arrows when talking about the elementary reactions Example 255 .

rate laws for overall reactions can not be determined by stoichiometry. (39. Trimolecular A + A + A → Product v = k[A]3 Trimolecular A + A + B → Product v = k[A]2 [B] Trimolecular A + B + C → Product v = k[A][B][C] Conversely. One possible set of elementary steps could be elementary rxn A + A → A0 A00 + 2B→ C + D A0 → A00 molecularity Bimolecular Unimolecular Trimolecular .8) The rate laws for elementary reactions can be determined from the stoichiometry molecularity elementary rxn rate law Unimolecular A → Product v = k[A] Bimolecular A + A → Product v = k[A]2 Bimolecular A + B → Product v = k[A][B] .9) where kf is the rate constant for the reaction to proceed in the forward direction and kr is the rate constant for the reaction to proceed in the reverse direction. at equilibrium vf = vb which implies kf [A]a [B]b = kr [C]c [D]d (39.10) 256 .Let 2A + 2B = C + D be the overall reaction. Connection to thermodynamics Consider the overall or elementary reaction aA + bB cC + dD kr kf (39. Now.

In fact. H2 + I2 = 2HI. we have succeeded in connecting thermodynamics to kinetics BUT we have done so through the ratio of rate constants. (39.13) . H2 + Br2 = 2HBr. Examples of rate laws Consider the (overall) reaction between molecular hydrogen and molecular iodine. Next consider the reaction between molecular hydrogen and molecular bromine. The observed rate law for this reaction is very complicated. this does not obey any common form.12) The observed rate laws are vf = kf [H2 ][I2 ] and vr = kr [HI]2 .” (39. Moral: Kinetics is very much an empirical science.bringing kr to the LHS and [A][B] to the RHS we get [C]c [D]d kf 0 = = Kc a [B]b kr [A] 0 where Kc is the thermodynamic equilibrium “constant. Moral: Kinetics is very much an empirical science. This suggests that the reaction is elementary.11) So. v= k[H2 ][Br2 ]1/2 1+ k0 [HBr] [Br2 ] (39. Objectives of chemical kinetics 257 . The velocity of a reaction is lost in this ratio and hence we still can not determine the speed of a reaction from thermodynamics. The above two example are seemingly very similar but they have very diﬀerent observed rate laws. the reaction is not elementary.

To obtain the rate from the concentration we must take its time derivative dc(t) . The rates of chemical reactions vary enormously from sub-seconds to years. Determination of Rate Laws Concentrations c(t) are measured not rates. That is we must measure c(t) as a dt function of time and ﬁnd the rate of change of this concentration curve. Consequently no one experimental technique can be used. 258 . • For slow reactions (hrs/days) almost any technique for measuring the concentration can be used.2. • Very fast (sec/subsec) reactions cause problems because the reaction goes faster than one can mix the reactants. • For medium reactions (min) either a continuous monitoring technique or a stopping technique can be used — A stopping technique used rapid cooling or destruction of the catalysts to stop a reaction at a given point.• To establish empirical rate laws • To determine mechanisms of overall reactions • To empirically study elementary reactions • To establish theoretical links to statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics — This involve nonequilibrium thermodynamics–more diﬃcult • To study chemical reaction dynamics — the dynamics of molecular collisions that result in reactions 39.

say. A so v ≈ kax [B]y 39. Method of isolation • for v = k[A]x [B]y rate laws • start with initial concentrations a and b equal to the stoichometry. 259 . • problems 1. 1. if there is an induction period 2.2.39. Diﬀerential methods based on the rate law Methods based directly on the rate law rely on the determination of the time derivative of the concentration. • initially v0 = kax by where a and b are the initial concentrations of A and B respectively • taking the log of both sides gives lnv0 = ln[kax by ] = ln k + x ln a + y ln b • a and b can be varied independently so both x and y can be determined.2. if the concentration drops very sharply 2. The diﬀerential equation is not solved.1. this gives the overall order of x + y • ﬂood with. Integrated rate laws The above diﬀerential methods look directly at the rate law which is a diﬀerential equation. The main problem with such a method is that randomness in the concentration measurements gets ampliﬁed when taking the derivative.2. Method of initial velocities • for v = k[A]x [B]y rate laws.

For example n = 3/2 is a three-halves order rate law. b) The order need not be an integer.b. The diﬀerential equations (rate law) and their solutions (integrated rate law) are simply listed here for a few rate laws.. type rate lawa) integrated rate lawa) 1st order 2nd order nth orderb) 1 vi 1 vi 1 vi 1 vi d[I] dt d[I] dt d[I] dt d[I] dt = k[I] = k[I]2 = k[I]n [I] = [I0 ]evi kt 1 = [I10 ] − vi kt [I] 1 [I]n−1 = 1 [I0 ]n−1 k[I] enyzme = km +[I] km ln [I0 ] + ([I0 ] − [I]) = −vi kt [I] a) [I] is the concentration of one of the reactants in an elementary reaction and vi is the stoichiometric factor for [I] (n. − (n − 1)vi kt 260 . vi is a negative number).We now solve the diﬀerential equations to yield what are called the integrated rate law.

40. Temperature and Chemical Kinetics 40.3) (A is the constant of integration). ln Ka = ln kr ∙ 261 261 (40.4) Now. Temperature Eﬀects on Rate Constants An empirical rate constant was proposed by Arrhenious: Ea d ln k = or dT RT 2 Ea d ln k = . d(1/T ) R where Ea is the Arrhenious activation energy.1) (40. kr (40.1. Integration of the above yields ln k = ln A − Ea Ea =⇒ k = Ae− RT RT (40.2) (40. This is the Arrhenious equation Recall the equilibrium constant can also be obtained from kinetics 0 Kc = kf ' Ka . take the log of this: ¸ kf = ln kf − ln kr .5) .

Temperature corrections to the Arrhenious parameters The Arrhenious parameters A and Ea are constants.6) (40.10) 40.9) We can verify this by starting with the Arrhenious equation and substituting the above expressions.2.B) • Reaction rate determined by molecular collisions 262 . Forcing this to coincide with the Arrhenious implies Ea = E 0 + jRT and A = aT j ej 0 (40. k = Ae− RT = aT j ej e− Ea E 0 +jRT RT = aT j ej e/ e RT = aT j e RT / −j −E 0 −E 0 √ (40.8) (40.1.7) (40.Substituting the Arrhenious equation for the rate constants gives ¸ ∙ i h Ea Ear f − RT − ln Ar e− RT ln Ka = ln Af e ∙ ¸ Ear − Eaf Af = ln + Ar RT 40.1. Theoretical approaches to reaction rates predict rate constants of the form k = aT j e−E /RT . Theory of Reaction Rates Simple collision theory (SCT) • Bimolecular reactions (A.

but intuitively the actual — the ability to react depends on orientation =⇒ a steric factor p — a minimum amount of collisional energy is required=⇒ e−Em in /RT • The actual reaction velocity is pzAB e− v= L Em in RT (40.13) [A][B] = pπσ AB L s 8RT − Em in e RT πLμ (40.14) 263 . • The maximum reaction velocity is vmax = reaction velocity will be less because zA B L .— Collision frequency for A–B collisions s 8RT zAB = πσ AB L2 [A][B] πLμ where μ ≡ mA mB mA +mB (40.11) is the reduced mass and σAB is the collision diameter.12) • The rate constant for a bimolecular reaction is v k= [A][B] so SCT predicts k= pzA B e− L Em in RT (40.

A + B → (AB)‡ → products.• Comparison to the (temperature corrected) Arrhenious equation suggests s 8RT 1 e2 (40.g.16) Activated complex theory (ACT) • An intermediate active complex is formed during the reaction.15) A = pπσ AB L πLμ and 1 Ea = Emin + RT 2 (40.. ACT is not limited to bimolecular reactions. • For the above example. thus we can apply thermodynamics to it. (40. the equilibrium constant is deﬁned as ‡ Ka = a‡ low [‡] ' aA aB conc. e. [A][B] (40.18) 264 .17) • The active complex is a state in the thermodynamic sense.

In general.3. h (40. — From statistical mechanics. • The ACT reaction rate constant now becomes k= This is Eyring’s equation kb T − 4H ‡ 4S‡ e RT e R . f — accounts for the fraction of activated complex that becomes product. the reactions we have studied have been single step reactions.• Deﬁnition: transmission factor.20) which can be written as ‡ Ka = e− 4G‡ RT = e− 4H ‡ RT e 4S ‡ R (40. there is many steps from initial reactants to ﬁnal products. Reactions may occur in series or in parallel or both.21) where 4G‡ = 4H ‡ − T 4S ‡ . Multistep Reactions Up to now. • The reaction rate constant for reactants going to products for ACT is ‡ k = f Ka = kb T ‡ K h a (40.19) • Thermodynamics tells us that ‡ 4G‡ = −RT ln Ka (40. Parallel reactions: 265 .22) 40. in what is called a reaction network. it can be shown that f = kb T /h where kb is Boltzmann’s constant and h is Planck’s constant.

when solved yields [A] = [A0 ]e−k1 t ¢ k1 [A0 ] ¡ −k1 t [B] = − ek2 t e k2 − k1 ¶ µ k2 e−k1 t − k1 ek2 t [C] = [A0 ] − [A] − [B] = [A0 ] 1 − k2 − k1 • See in class animation 266 .23) A + B2 → D • The rate constant for the disappearance of [A] is simply the sum of the two rate constants: k = k1 + k2 k2 Series reactions: • Series reactions necessarily include and intermediate product.24) • The concentrations of A. They are of the form k1 k2 A→B→C (40. for example. 1 A + B1 → C k (40.• Parallel reactions are of the form. dt which. B and C are determined by the system of diﬀerential equations: − d[A] = k1 [A] dt d[B] = k1 [A] − k2 [B] dt d[C] = k2 [B].

The simplest chain reactions have three distinct steps (discussed below) Chain reactions are extremely important in polymer chemistry Steps of a chain reaction 1. Initiation: Typically a molecule M reacts to form some highly reactive radical M → R·. Chain Reactions Chain reactions are reactions which have at least one step that is repeated indefinitely.4. 267 .40.

Termination: The radicals interact with each other or with the walls of the container to forma stable molecule R0 ·+R0 · → M000 or R0 ·+wall → removed 268 . This step repeats an indeﬁnite number of times. 3. R·+M0 → M00 + R0 ·.2. Propagation: The radical formed in the initiation step reacts with some so molecule M0 to form another molecule M00 and another radical R0 ·.

• The ideal gas equation of state P V = nRT.41. We will now look in detail at the gases. 41. Equations of State Recall from last semester several of the equations of states for gases. (41.3) a RT − 2. Gases and the Virial Series Unlike liquids and solids. a particular particle has much less signiﬁcant interactions with the other particles.1) (41. nRT m V (41.1. The equation of state can also be expressed in term of density ρ = ρ= mP .4) Vm − b Vm where the parameter a accounts for the attractive forces among the particles and parameter b accounts for the repulsive forces among the particles P = 269 269 .2) • The van der Waals gas equation of state P = or n2 a nRT − 2 V − nb V (41. This simpliﬁes the theoretical treatment of gases.

• z can be expended in a power series called the virial series. (41.5) RT e− RT Vm nRT e− RT V = P = V − nb Vm − b nRT n2 a a RT −√ −√ = V − nb Vm − b T V (V − nb) T Vm (Vm − b) (41. RT • z is unity for an ideal gas because for such a gas P V = nRT.7) 41. The virial series in powers of z = 1 + B(T ) or µ V n V is + C(T ) µ ³ n ´2 V ¶2 + D(T ) µ ³ n ´3 V ¶3 +··· .2.9) B(T ). 270 . C(T ) represents triplet interactions. etc.• Berthelot • Dieterici P = nRT n2 a a RT − − = 2 2 V − nb T V Vm − b T Vm an a (41. The Virial Series Deﬁnition: Compressibility Factor: z = PV nRT = P Vm . + ··· . C(T ).8) ³n´ 1 z = 1 + B(T ) Vm ¶ 1 + C(T ) Vm 1 + D(T ) Vm (41. Conceptually B(T ) represents pair-wise interaction of the particles.6) • Redlich-Kwang P = (41. are called the virial coeﬃcients. etc. n • For a real gas z must approach unity upon dilution ( V → 0).

RT Vm Vm (41. (41.10) to get V / a /T Vm R / P Vm = − m / 2 RT R / Vm − b RT Vm /T a Vm − = Vm − b RT Vm 1 a = − b RT Vm 1 − Vm but P Vm RT (41.41.13) (41. Relation to the van der Waals Equation of State Recall the van der Waals equation P = multiply both sides by Vm RT a RT − 2 Vm − b Vm (41.16) B(T ) = b − RT 271 . C(t) = b2 .2.11) = z so z= 1 a − .15) This series can now be compared term by term to the virial series to give expression for the virial coeﬃcients: ³ a ´ . b RT Vm 1 − Vm which has the power series expansion (41. hence 1 Vm µ b Vm ¶2 + ··· .14) 1 Vm and so it can be combined with the term µ ¶2 ³ a ´ 1 b z =1+ b− + + ··· . (41. etc. 1−x Therefore b a +1+ + z=− RT Vm Vm the ﬁrst term is proportional to in the series expansion.1. D(T ) = b3 .12) The ﬁrst term is of the form 1 1−x 1 = 1 + x + x2 + · · · .

19) RT 272 .3.41. (41. Tb . The Boyle Temperature The temperature at which B(T ) = 0 is called the Boyle temperature. The virial series at Tb becomes µ ¶2 µ ¶ µ ¶3 1 1 1 z(T = Tb ) = 1 + 0 + C(T ) + D(T ) + ··· Vm Vm Vm µ ¶3 µ ¶2 1 1 + D(T ) + ··· .17) = 1 + C(T ) Vm Vm ³ ´2 . 41.2.18) The relation of this expansion to the one in V1 can be obtained. The Virial Series in Pressure One can also expand the compressibility factor in pressure z = 1 + B 0 (T )P + C 0 (T )P 2 + D0 (T )P 3 + · · · .2.2. One ﬁnds (see m homework) B(T ) B 0 (T ) = . (41. (41. The gas behaves more like an ideal The lowest order correction are now V1 m gas at Tb then for other temperatures.

• Estimates based on Beattie-Bridgeman constants: c A0 − 3.21) 41. (41. a. RT T A0 a B0 c − B0 b − 3 .24) 273 . C(T ) = RT T B0 bc D(T ) = . B0 .4.25) 128Pc T (41.23) (41.22) (41. b. Estimation of Virial Coeﬃcients The virial coeﬃcients can be estimated using empirical equations and tabulated parameters.2. c are tabulated constants • Estimates based on critical values (we will discuss critical values shortly. T3 B(T ) = B0 − where A0 .C 0 (T ) = and D0 (T ) = C(T ) − B(T )2 (RT )2 (41. for now treat them as empirical parameters): µ ¶ 9RTc 6Tc2 B(T ) = 1− 2 .20) D(T ) − 3B(T )C(T ) − 2B(T )3 (RT )3 (41.

1) dV (T. • Positive α means the volume of the ﬂuid increases with increasing temperature. • At a given pressure. • Positive κT means the volume of the ﬂuid decreases with increasing pressure. liquids).. 274 274 .g. we consider the total derivative ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂V ∂V dT + dP. κT describes the change in volume with pressure. Taking volume as a function of P and T. • κT is diﬀerent from z. V and T behavior of dense ﬂuids (e. α describes the change in volume with temperature. V and T behavior We shall brieﬂy consider the P. the compressibility factor. (42. Behavior of Gases 42.42. P.1. V V ∂T P V ∂P T | {z } | {z } α −κT α is the coeﬃcient of thermal expansion. P ) = ∂T P ∂P T We can change this from a extensive property equation to an intensive property equation by dividing by V : µ ¶ µ ¶ 1 ∂V 1 ∂V dV = dT + dP. κT is the isothermal compressibility • At a given temperature.

of course. V (P ) ≈ V0 [1 − κT (P − P0 )] . At constant T ¶ ¶2 µ ∂V ∂V (P − P0 ) + (P − P0 )2 + · · · V (P ) = V0 + ∂P ∂P T | {z T } µ −V0 κT (42..4) so.1.1. P Ã ¡ ¢! µ ¶ µ ¶ nRT −1 ∂V −1 ∂ nRT −1 P − 2 κT = (42.5) This approximation is quite good even over a rather large pressure range (P −P0 = 100 atm or so). (42.2) = = V ∂P T V ∂P V P T = and n/T 1 /R/ 1 1 nRT = = (P V ) P P /R/ P n/T | {z } =nRT 1 α= V µ ∂V ∂T ¶ P 1 = V 42.42. it is. P0 .2.3) In general.b. absurd to treat a liquid as an ideal gas). So one can expand the volume in a Taylor series about a known pressure. Starting with the ideal gas law: V = nRT . 275 .1. the compressibility and expansion of liquids (and solids) are very small. α and κT for liquids and solids Ã ¡ ¢! ∂ nRT 1 1 P = /R = n/ ∂T VP T |{z} P =n R / /T (42. α and κT for an ideal gas As an exercise we shall calculate α and κT using the ideal gas equation of state (n.

1.9) ¶ ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂ (U + P V ) ∂U ∂V = +P (42.10) CP = ∂T ∂T P ∂T P P ¡ ¢ ¡ ¢ note ∂U P is not CV we need ∂U V . Use an identity of partial derivatives ∂T ∂T µ ∂U ∂T ¶ = P µ ∂U ∂T ¶ + V µ ∂U ∂V ¶ µ T ∂V ∂T ¶ (42. we can apply the cyclic rule for partial derivatives to determine the ratio κα : T ¡ ∂V ¢ ¶ µ α ∂P ∂T P cyclic = ¡ ∂V ¢ = (42.8) κT − ∂P T rule ∂T V 42. (42.H = U + PV CP = ∂T P so µ (42.7) As one ﬁnal point.11) P 276 . V (T ) ≈ V0 [1 + α(T − T0 )] .Likewise at constant P ¶ ¶2 µ ∂V ∂V (T − T0 ) + (T − T0 )2 + · · · V (T ) = V0 + ∂T P ∂T T | {z } µ V0 α (42.2.6) so.2. 42. The Relationship Between CP and CV To ﬁnd how CP and CV are related we begin with ¶ µ ∂H . Heat Capacity of Gases Revisited This section is a review from the ﬁrst semester with an additional example beyond the ideal gas.

15) P V α2 T V (42. Explicit in V : Replace µ ∂P ∂T ¶ ∂V ∂T ¶ with − ¡ ∂T ¢V ∂P ∂V P ¡ ∂P ¢ (42.18) 277 .thus ¶ µ ¶ ¶ µ ∂V ∂U ∂V + +P (42.13) ∂P ∂T ¶ (42. µ ∂P ∂T ¶ = α κT (42. Explicit in P : Replace µ 2. Then ∂T µ ∂U ∂T µ CP = CV + Finally CP = CV + T µ ∂V ∂T ¶ ∙ µ ¶ ¸ ∂P T −P +P / / ∂T V P µ ∂V ∂T ¶ µ P ¶ (42. ∂T P ∂V T ¡ ¢ ¡ ∂U ¢ Recall the expression for internal pressure ∂V T = T ∂P V − P .14) V For solids and liquids: µ so ∂V ∂T ¶ = V α.17) T V ∂T with − ¡ ∂V ¢P ∂P T ¡ ∂V ¢ (42.16) κT For gases we need the equation of state which often is conveniently explicit in P or V but not both CP = CV + 1.12) CP = ∂V T ∂T P ∂T P V ¶ ∙µ ¶ µ ¸ ∂U ∂V = CV + +P .

22) Thus CP ! ¶Ã nR P (R + P B 0 ) + nB 0 = CV + / T P RT / ¶2 µ P B0 = CV + nR 1 + R µ CP m ¶2 µ P B0 = CV m + R 1 + R (42. This is explicit P in V so use case 2 above ¶ µ ¶ ¶ ¡ ∂V ¢ µ µ ∂P ∂V ∂V ∂T ¡ ∂V ¢P CP = CV + T = CV − T (42. One term viral equation (equation of state: V = nRT + nB). P2 (42.19) CP = CV + T ∂T P ∂T V nRT nR nR = = nR = CV + T P V PV Thus CP = CV + nR or CP m = CV m + R 2.23) or (42. nRT − P2 / RT n (42. Ideal gas (equation of state: P V = nRT ): This equation is easily made explicit in either P or V so we don’t need any of the above replacements ¶ µ ¶ µ ∂P ∂V (42. = ∂T P P ∂T − ¡ ∂V ¢P = − ∂P T µ ∂V ∂P ¶ T =− nRT .24) 278 .21) so ¡ ∂V ¢ nR P + nB 0 / P (R + P B 0 ) n = .20) ∂T P ∂T V ∂T P ∂P T The partial derivatives are ¶ µ ∂V nR + nB 0 .Examples 1.

Recall that if the expansion is reversible. V ) = U(T ) (independent of V ). Namely Pgas = Pex . 42. Isothermal and Adiabatic expansions We shall consider two limits for the expansion of gases 1.42. 279 .1. −wrev = −wmax . Adiabatic expansion q = 0. there is always an intermediate equilibrium throughout the expansion.26) V1 this becomes Z V2 −wrev = V1 µ ¶ V2 nRT dV = nRT ln V V1 (42.3. U (T.3.27) Also recall that −wrev is the maximum possible work that can be done in an expansion.25) V1 As we learned last semester the value of w depends on Pex during the expansion. So. Expansion of Gases Expanding gases do work: −w = Z V2 Pex dV (42. Isothermal expansion • For the case of a ideal gas. −wrev = For an ideal gas (P = nRT ) V Z V2 Pgas dV (42. So for isothermal expansion 4U = 0 = q + w =⇒ q = −w. Isothermal expansion T is constant 2.

in terms of molar heat capacity 2 T2 ¯ CV m ln T1 µ ¶ V2 = −R ln V1 µ ¶ (42. V1 ) to (T2 .30) T1 CV dT = T Z V2 V1 −nR dV.28) 42. V1 ) to (T2 . • For an ideal gas dU = −P dV = −nRT dV V (42.3. dU = dw = −Pex dV = −P dV (reversible).29) (42. V2 ): CV dT = Z T2 (42.2. Or. V2 ). Heat capacity CV for adiabatic expansions Considering an ideal gas going adiabatically from (T1 .31) If CV (T ) is reasonably constant over the internal T1 to T2 then this is approximately µ ¶ µ ¶ V2 T2 ¯ = −nR ln (42.33) 280 .32) CV ln T1 V1 ¯ where CV = 1 (CV (T1 ) + CV (T2 )) . Recall ¶ µ ∂U CV = =⇒ dU = CV dT ∂T V So from above CV dT −nRdV −nRT dV =⇒ = V T V Going from (T1 .Adiabatic expansion • Since q = 0. V (42.

34) =⇒ dH = Cp dT = V dP (42. CP = µ ∂H ∂T ¶ (42.40) 281 . When P is the more convenient variable What if P is the more convenient variable? Then use H instead of U Let us still consider an adiabatic expansion H = U + P V. change) / / dH = dq + dw + P dV + V dP dH = V dP. Now. in general.3. P2 ): Z T2 T1 nRT dP P Z (42.38) CP ln T1 P1 ¯ where CP = 1 (CP (T1 ) + CP (T2 )) . dH = dU + P dV + V dP (because both P and V can. P (42.36) CP dT = T P2 P1 nR dP. Or.42.37) If CP (T ) is reasonably constant over the internal T1 to T2 then this is approximately µ ¶ µ ¶ P2 T2 ¯ = nR ln (42.39) From the above two cases µ ¶ µ ¶ µ ¶ R −R P2 V2 T2 = ¯ ln = ¯ ln ln T1 P1 V1 CP m CV m (42.35) P For an ideal gas this becomes Cp dT = Going from (T1 .3. in terms of molar heat capacity 2 T2 ¯ CP m ln T1 µ ¶ P2 = R ln P1 µ ¶ (42. P1 ) to (T2 .

3.43) 42. In this case q = 0 (adiabatic) and w = 0 (since −dw = Pex dV ).4. 282 .41) ¶ V1 = γ ln V2 µ ¶ V1 = ln V2 µ ¶γ (42.42) but Pi Viγ are arbitrary so this implies P V γ = constant (** NOTE: The axes should be reversed **) ¶γ ⇒ P2 V2γ = P1 V1γ . Joule expansion Consider a gas expanding adiabatically against a vacuum (Pex = 0).So P2 ln P1 µ ¶ µ µ ¶ hence P2 ln P1 V2 = −γ ln V1 P2 P1 ¶ = µ V1 V2 Thus µ µ ¶ ¯ V2 CP m = − ¯ ln V1 CV | {zm } ≡γ (42. (42.

For real gases this is not strictly equal to zero. Joule-Thomson expansion Consider the adiabatic expansion as illustrated by the ﬁgure below ¡ ∂U ¢ 283 . 42. ¶ µ ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂U ∂U ∂T 1 =− = ∂U V ∂V T CV ∂V T | {z } 1/CV µ ∂T ∂V ¶ (42. We want to ﬁnd Identity: ¡ ∂T ¢ ∂V (42. V ) = U(T )). Internal energy is constant.44) U .5.3. Thus in as much as the ¡ ∂T ¢ gas can be considered ideal ∂V U = 0. for Joule type expansion the temperature of the gas does not change.45) U For an ideal gas ∂V T = 0 (since U(T.This implies 4U = q + w = 0. That is.

(the Joule-Thomson coeﬃcient). The work done on the right is wR = −P2 4V = −P2 (V2 − 0) = −P2 V2 .The work done on the left is wL = −P1 4V = −P1 (0 − V1 ) = P1 V1 . 4U = U2 − U1 = wL + wR = P1 V1 − P2 V2 Thus U2 + P2 V2 = U1 + P1 V1 ⇒ H2 = H1 For Joule-Thomson expansion the enthalpy is constant. Now.48) (42.50) H 284 .49) H ≡ μ.46) (42. ¶ µ ¶ ¶ µ µ ∂H ∂T 1 ∂H =− = =μ ∂H P ∂P T CP ∂P T | {z } 1/CP ∂T ∂P ¶ (42.47) (42. We want to ﬁnd Identity: µ ¡ ∂T ¢ ∂V (42.

53) 285 .52) Example: The one term virial equation: (equation of state P V = nRT + nB) µ ¶ nRT 1 −nRT 0 − nB + + nT B μ = CP P P −B + T B 0 .51) T P ¡ ¢ −V + T ∂V P ∂T μ= CP (42.Recall the useful identity µ Thus ∂H ∂P ¶ =V −T µ ∂V ∂T ¶ (42. (42. μ = CP m Limts: • Low T : B 0 is positive and B is negative. so μ is positive–the gas cools upon expansion • High T : B 0 is nearly zero and B is positive. so μ is negative–the gas warms upon expansion • The Joule-Thomson inversion temperature is the temperature where μ = 0.

So Z T2 CV CV dT =⇒ 4S = dT. dS = T T T1 (43. but also dH = T dS. So Z T2 CP CP dT =⇒ 4S = dT.43. Calculation of Entropy Entropy must be calculated along reversible paths.1. So dH = dq =⇒ dq=T dS dH = CP dT. 286 286 . • At constant V : — dU = dq + dw dq=CV dT =⇒ dU = CV dT. Entropy change for changes in temperature. This is not a problem though since entropy is a state function.2) dS = T T T1 dq=C dT Isothermal expansion of an ideal gas (P V = nRT ): • Recall that for isothermal expansion of an ideal gas dU = 0 = T dS − P dV dV ⇒ dS = P T . (43. Entropy of Gases 43. but also dU = T dS.1) At constant P : (use H = U + P V instead of U) P — dH = dU +P dV +V dP = dq−P dV +P dV +V dP .

VA 4SB = nB R ln VB + VA VB (43. V2 P2 dS = nR ln = nR ln P2 = −nR ln . V1 P1 /R / n / T P1 /R / n / T (43. Entropy of Mixing of an ideal gas • Since the gas is ideal.5) 287 . V V1 (43. there are simply two separate equations: 4SA = nA R ln and 4Smix = 4SA + 4SB (43.• Using the equation of state nRdV =⇒ 4S = dS = V Z V2 V1 V2 nR dV = nR ln .3) • Using the equation of state to express V1 and V2 in terms of P1 and P2 .6) VA + VB .4) If two variables change in going from the initial to ﬁnal states break the path into two paths in which only one variable changes at a time.

⎛ ⎞ 1/XA 1/XB ⎜ nA + nB nB + nA ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ + nB ln 4Smix = R ⎜nA ln ⎟ = −R (nA ln XA + nB ln XB ) nA nB ⎠ ⎝ | {z } | {z } (43. So.8) µ ¶ → nR P2 → 0 − nB dP =⇒ S2 − S1 = −nR ln dS = − − nB 0 (P2 − P1 ) P P1 P2 P1 (43. Entropy of Real Gases Consider the question: How does S → S ideal as P → 0 ? Use Maxwell relation nRT + nB. So.• Recall Avogadro’s principle: n ∝ V for an ideal gas.13) 288 . V = Hence ¶ T ∂V =− ∂T µ ¶ P =− nR − nB 0 P (43.9) For an ideal gas B 0 = 0.11) Letting P1 → 0 and P2 → P θ (Standard pressure 1 bar).10) Thus ideal ideal S2 − S1 = S2 − S1 − nB 0 (P2 − P1 ) (43.12) ideal Deﬁning S2 . so ideal ideal S2 − S1 = −nR ln (43.1. this becomes S2 − / 1 S ideal ideal = S2 − / 1 S ideal − nB 0 (P2 − P1 ) (43. P2 → P θ as S θ .7) 43. S(P θ ) = S θ − nB 0 P θ (43. P So ¡ ∂S ¢ µ ∂S ∂P ∂P T = − ¡ ∂V ¢ ∂T P and single term viral equation.1.

15) 289 . P ) − nB 0 P Thus S(T. P ) = S θ (T ) − nR ln P − nB 0 P Pθ (43. P ) = S ideal (T.14) (43.The entropy at any P and T can be obtained expresses as S(T.

The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations.16) • The average speed of a particle is hvi = • The mean free path is r 8RT πM (43. −mv2 (43. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material. The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets.Key Equations for Exam 3 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 3.18) 290 290 . Equations • The Maxwell’s distribution of speeds is F (v) = 4π µ m 2πkb T ¶3 2 e 2kb T v2 .17) RT λ= √ 2P Lπσ 2 (43.

27) 291 .26) (43.20) kr • The Arrhenious equation k = Ae− RT Ea (43.21) • Important thermodynamic relation: 4G = 4H − T 4S • Eyring’s equation is k= kb T − 4H ‡ 4S‡ kb T − 4G‡ e RT = e RT e R h h (43.24) z= (43.• The reaction velocity is v= 1 d[I] vi dt (43.25) • The virial series is µ ¶ µ ¶2 µ ¶3 1 1 1 z = 1 + B(T ) + C(T ) + D(T ) + ··· . Vm Vm Vm • Relation between heat capacities for an ideal gas: CP m = CV m + R (43. nRT RT (43.23) (43.19) • The relation between the rate constant and the thermodynamic equilibrium constant is kf Kc = (43. Vm − b Vm P Vm PV = .22) • The van der Waals gas equation of state: P = • Compressibility Factor: a RT − 2.

Part VIII More Thermodyanmics 292 292 .

It is characterized by a critical temperature. Law of rectilinear diameters: The average density [ρave = 1 (ρliq + ρvap )] is 2 linear in temperature.44. Critical Behavior of ﬂuids The point on the top of the coexistence curve is called the critical point. Tc . Critical Phenomena 44. 293 293 .1. and a critical density ρc .

294 . Gas Laws in the Critical Region The vapor pressure of a substance is taken from the gas laws as the pressures where A1 = A2 in the above ﬁgure. Simple gas laws do not work well near critical points.44.1.1.

dVP = 0) at the critical point. That is (for the van der Waals Equation) zc = 0. The other equations of state give similar results van der Waals Berthelot Dieterici Redlich-Kwong zc 3/8 = 0.5) (44. So. Tc . Pc = 27b2 ¯ d2 P ¯ ¯ = 2RTc − 6a = 0 2¯ 4 dVm c (Vmc − b)3 Vmc (44.33 295 .2) 3 dVm ¯c (Vmc − b)2 Vmc and solving these three equations for Pc . Tc and Vmc gives Vmc = 3b.7) Notice that both a and b whose values depend on the particular gas have dropped out.6) These values can be used to ﬁnd the compressibility factor.375 2/e2 ' 0. setting 2 m the ﬁrst and second derivatives at the critical point equal to zero we get ¯ dP ¯ ¯ = −RTc + 2a = 0 (44. z. Vmc ) Pc = a RTc − 2 . Tc = 27bR a .375 3/8 = 0.375.1. at the critical point zc = Pc Vmc 3 = = 0.4) (44.2.1) dP d There is an inﬂection point ( dVm = 0.44.375 for all gases. Gas Constants from Critical Data Consider the van der Waals equation at the critical point (Pc .3) (44. Vmc − b Vmc 2 (44. RTc 8 (44. 8a .27 0.

2. When α. goes from α → β • (dAα )T = −P dVα − μα dn • (dAβ )T = −P dVβ + μβ dn = 0 since V is constant • (dA)T. Then zr = Pr Vrr .V = −P For a spontaneous process A deceases (dA < 0) z }| { (dVα + dVβ ) ¡ ¢ + μβ − μα dn At equilibrium dA = 0. dn. RT zr is a “universal” function–it is nearly the same for all gasses. 1. β denote liquid (or solid) and vapor phases.3. This implies μβ = μα is the condition for equilibrium. The Law of Corresponding States We have found that zc is predicted by the equations of state to be independent of the particular gas. and Vr = V /Vc . Phase Equilibrium Consider a homogeneous substance consisting of two phases α and β at a constant T and V. ∗ ∗ See Fig. then for a given T .44. This is actually not too far from the truth experimentally. the pressure of the system when μβ = μα is the called the vapor pressure of the material at temperature T.18 Laidler&Meiser ∗ ∗ 44. Suppose some amount of material. One can deﬁne unitless “reduced” variables Tr = T /Tc . 296 . Pr = P/Pc .

¡ ¢ For phase changes at constant T and P then (dG)T.10) But S = nSm (T. dG = −SdT + V dP + μdn Now. P ) = ∂T P ∂P T dμ(T.9) P. = Vm . So again μβ = μα is the condition for equilibrium. (44. µ ∂μ ∂P ¶ (44. ∂n ∂T ∂T ∂n ∂T P µ ∂μ ∂T ¶ = −Sm .1. µ ∂S ∂n ¶ µ ¶ (44.n P.3.13) 297 . ∂G S=− ∂T So.12) T Now the total diﬀerential of μ is m z z m µ }|¶ { µ }| ¶ { ∂μ ∂μ dT + dP dμ(T. (44.11) P Similarly.P = μβ − μα dn. The chemical potential and T and P How does μ vary with T and P ? Generally for homogeneous substances. P ) so. P ) = −Sm dT + Vm dP −S V (44. 44.T µ ¶ ∂ ∂G ∂μ ∂ ∂G =− =− =− .8) (44.

The Clapeyron Equation At equilibrium μβ = μα so.44.20) = d(ln P ) and dT T2 = −d(1/T ) so this becomes 4v Hm d(1/T ) R (44.16) 44. Now 4v V = Vm.21) d(ln P ) = − 298 .14) = This is the Clapeyron Equation 4φ Hm T 4φ Vm (44. 4v V = RT P (44.2.18) (44.15) (44.3.3. consider the liquidvapor phase transition.3.vap Assuming the vapor phase obeys the ideal gas equation of state. −Smα dT + Vmα dP = −Smβ dT + Vmβ dP Now Smα − Smβ −4φ Sm dP = = dT Vmα − Vmβ −4φ Vm 4φ Hm dP = dT T 4φ Vm 4S= 4H T (44.19) Collecting the T ’s on one side of the equation and the P ’s on the other we get (44.vap − Vm. Vapor Equilibrium and the Clausius-Clapeyron Equation The above Clapeyron equation applies to any phase transition.liq ' Vm.17) Substituting this into the Clapeyron equation gives 4v Hm 4v Hm P dP = = RT dT RT 2 T P 4v Hm dT dP = P R T2 Now we identify dP P (44.

22) 44. Equilibria of condensed phases Examples • Solid—liquid — ice—water.24) α β 299 .4.Rearranging again leads to 4v Hm d(ln P ) =− d(1/T ) R This is the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. (44. most other common liquids • Solid—solid — rhombic sulfur—monoclinic sulfur — grey tin—white tin — graphite—diamond For example a diamond at STP is metastable with respect to graphite.23) This can be rearranged so that terms independent of pressure (the standard chemical potentials) are one side and the terms that depend of pressure are on the other side μª − μª = (Vmβ − Vmα ) (P − P ª ) (44. “A diamond is not forever!” At equilibrium μα = μβ this implies (for incompressible liquids and solids) μª + Vmα (P − P ª ) = μª + Vmβ (P − P ª ) α β (44.

At temperatures above the critical point there is no distinction between vapor and liquid. • Triple Point: The point where all three phases coexist in equilibrium: μsolid = μliq = μvap (44.27) 300 . Recall the Clapeyron equation 4f Hm Hmβ − Hmα dP = = dT T 4f Vm T (Vmβ − Vmα ) (44.5.Thus for any given T only one P allows for equilibrium.26) 4f Hm 4f Hm Tf → T ª where Tf is the freezing temperature at standard pressure (1 bar). Triple Point and Phase Diagrams Deﬁnitions • Phase Diagram: A graph of P vs. T for a system which shows the lines of equal chemical potential • Critical Point: The terminal point of the liquid-vapor line.25) We make the good approximation that 4f Hm is independent of T and solve the Clapeyron equation Z → 4f Vm dP Tf 4f Vm (P − P ª ) dT = ⇒ ln ª = (44. 44.

Flux: movement of something through a unit area. Thermal Conductivity: The ﬂux of energy down a temperature gradient ∗ ∗ See Transport Phenomena handout ∗ ∗ 45. Diﬀusion At equilibrium concentration on a bulk solution will be uniform.1) 301 301 .45. Viscosity: The ﬂux of momentum down a velocity gradient 3.1. Transport Properties of Fluids Transport properties of matter deal with the ﬂow (or ﬂux) of some property along a gradient of some other property. J= 1 dn A dt (45. J. So if there exists a concentration gradient there will be a net ﬂux. of material from high concentration to low concentration so as to establish an equilibrium. We now consider three transport properties of ﬂuids: 1. Diﬀusion: The ﬂux of material down a concentration gradient 2.

∂t ∂x ∂x If D is truly constant we get Fick’s second law of diﬀusion: ∂ 2C ∂C =D 2. ∂t ∂x (45.The ﬂux of material through a plane depends on the concentration diﬀerence J = −D dC 1 dn dC =⇒ = −D dx A dt dx where D is the diﬀusion constant dC 1 dn = −D A dt dx This is Fick’s ﬁrst law of diﬀusion (in one dimension). The change in concentration in a lamina between x and dx with time is given by the ﬂux in minus the ﬂux out of the lamina: J(x) − J(x + dx) ∂J ∂C = =− ∂t dx ∂x Using Fick’s ﬁrst law for J ∂ ∂C ∂C = D .4) (45.2) (45.3) (45.5) 302 .

7) where erf and erfc are tabulated functions respectively called the error function and complementary error function.e. The solution for two special boundary conditions are of interest and will simply be presented here without derivation 1. is the resistance to diﬀerential ﬂuid ﬂow. Point source solution x2 C0 C(x. t) = C0 2 π 0 ¶¸ ∙ µ x 1 C0 1 − erf √ = 2 4Dt ¶ µ 1 x = C0 erfc √ 2 4Dt " (45. Step function solution # Z √x 4Dt 1 1 2 −√ e−y dy C(x.2. 45.The solution of this partial diﬀerential equation depends on the boundary conditions. Viscosity Viscosity. 303 .. i. Numerous methods of solution exist for this equation but they are beyond the scope of the course. t) = √ e− 4Dt 2 πDt (45. The tendency of a liquid to ﬂow at the same velocity throughout. η.6) 2.

. Pf is the outlet pressure and P0 is the pressure at which the volume is read. • For a gas 4V πr2 = 4t 16ηl µ 2 Pi2 − Pf P0 where Pi is the inlet pressure.8) 4t 8ηl where 4P is the driving pressure.9) Stoke’s law: spheres falling through ﬂuids 304 . length l). (The units of η are g = cm·s . lenght·time 1 poise Poiseuille’s Formula • Applies to Laminar (nonturbulent) ﬂow • For a liquid ﬂowing trough a tube (radius r.e. i. the volume of ﬂow 4V in time 4t is πr4 4P 4V =− (45.dv The frictional (viscous) force is F = ηA dx . the diﬀerence in pressure on either side of the tube.) mass . ¶ (45.

305 . Thermal conductivity (This section closely follows parts of chapter 8 in Transport Phenomena by R. Consider a slab of solid material of area A between two large parallel plates a distance D apart.3.8 m/s2 ). W. Bird. 4πr3 (ρ − ρ0 )g.B.E. The plates are held at constant but diﬀerent temperatures T1 and T2 (T1 > T2 ) for a suﬃciently long time that a steady state exists. of a material is a measure of the tendency of energy in the form of heat to ﬂow through the material.11) • Related to diﬀusion constant: = kT 6πηr (45. N. κ. Stewart and E.12) 45.• The frictional force (exerted upwards) is proportional to velocity: Ff = −fv. Stokes showed f = 6πηr • Gravitational force (exerted downwards): Fg = gravitational acceleration (9. 3 where g is the • Terminal velocity is reached when Ff + Fg = 0 giving −f vterm + vterm = using f = 6πηr vterm 4π r/ (ρ − ρ0 )g / 3 2r2 (ρ − ρ0 )g ¡ ¢ = = 9η 3 6π ηr / / D= kT f f =6πηr 4πr3 (ρ − ρ0 )g = 0 3 4πr3 (ρ − ρ0 )g 3f (45. Lightfoot Wiley New York 1960) The thermal conductivity.10) (45.

i.14) A dt dx where Qf is the heat ﬂux.1. a linear steady state temperature distribution across the material is established. Thermal Conductivity of Gases and Liquids ∗ ∗ See Reduced thermal conductivity handout ∗ ∗ From this handout we see that typically the thermal conductivity of gases at low densities increases with increasing temperature. whereas the thermal conductivity of most liquids decrease with increasing temperature.3. (45. This is called Fourier’s law of heat conduction (one-dimensional version).e. (45. Thermal conductivities are positive quantities so Fourier’s law says that heat ﬂow down a temperature gradient. from hot to cold.Under such conditions. 45.13) A dt D If we take the limit where D becomes inﬁnitesimally small (D → dx) we obtain a diﬀerential form of this equation: 1 dq dT = Qf = −κ . And a constant rate of heat ﬂow dq is needed to maintain dt the temperature diﬀerence 4T = (T1 − T2 ) 4T 1 dq = −κ .. 306 .

(45. κel for pure metals: κ = L = const. The Wiedemann. the thermal conductivity of solids have to be determined experimentally because many factors contributing to the thermal conductivity are diﬃcult to predict.45. Frantz and Lorenz equation breaks down at low temperature because metals become superconductive.15) 307 . In general metals are better heat conductors than nonmetals and crystals are better heat conductors than amorphous materials. Dry porous materials are poor heat conductors Rule of Thumb: Thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity go hand in hand. The Wiedemann. κel T where L is the Lorenz number (typically 22 to 29 × 10−9 V2 /K2 ). The Lorenz number is taken as constant because it is only a very weak function of temperature with a change of 10 to 20% per 1000 degrees being typical. Frantz and Lorenz equation relates the thermal conductivity to electrical conductivity. Thermal Conductivity of Solids For the most part.2. There is no analog to superconductivity for thermal conductivity.3.

308 308 (46. So. For example. 4mix V = Vsoln − Vsolute − Vsolvent Consider a thermodynamic quantity. n1 +n2 • mole fraction X2 = • molality m = • Molarity c2 = X1 = 1 − X2 1000X2 .2. Partial Molar Quantities Thermodynamic properties.46. one also needs to keep track of the amount of individual species in solution 46.2) . Solutions Solutions are mixtures of two or more pure substances. Measures of Composition There are several measures of composition of solutions • mole ratio r = n1 n2 n2 . say. in addition to the parameters needed to characterize a pure substance.1) (46.1. M1 X1 where M1 is the molecular weight of species 1 n2 L solution 46. volume. in general change upon mixing X 4mix = properties of soln − properties of pure.

P. ∂T P. 46.P. n1 .In general.n2 ∂n2 T. it is a function of T.P.n2 ∂P T. Material Pure liquid i Vi• • Pure liquid i per mole Vmi Whole solution V Solution/(total moles) Vm ¯ Partial molar of i in solution Vi Apparent molar (of solute) φ V Reference state Viª a large number of symbols which we collect Hi• • Hmi H Hm ¯ Hi φ H Hiª Si• • Smi S Sm ¯ Si Siª G• i • μi G Gm μi μª i 309 .nj So now for the more general case of mixtures the chemical potential of a species of the partial molar free energy for that species.P. n1 and n2 : V (T.n1 (46. So. the total derivative is ¶ ¶ µ ¶ ¶ µ µ µ ∂V ∂V ∂V ∂V dV = dT + dP + dn1 + dn2 . n2 ). the partial molar volume.n2 ∂P T.n2 ∂n1 T.P. dG = ∂T P. ∂ni T. P.n1 . ∂ni T.4) ³ ´ ∂G ≡ μi .2. P. rather than simply the molar free energy as it was earlier.1.n1 .3) ³ ´ ∂V ¯ ≡ Vi . Notation The study of solutions brings with it here for future reference.P.nj Similarly ¶ ¶ ¶ ¶ µ µ µ µ ∂G ∂G ∂G ∂G dT + dP + dn1 + dn2 .n1 .n1 (46.n2 ∂n1 T.n2 ∂n2 T.n1 .

Vi depends on concentration. 310 . 4mix V < 0. dn2 = n2 dλ. 1. Partial Molar Volumes Consider the partial molar volume For constant T and P ¯ ¯ dV = V1 dn1 + V2 dn2 (46.8) 4mix V can be positive.46.2. is not necessarily the mole weighted sum of the volumes of each component in its pure (unmixed) state.2. negative or zero. 4mix V > 0. So. 2. The total volume.6) That is.7) (46. the total volume of the solution is equal to the sum of the partial molar volumes each weighted by their respective number of moles. so change each amount of substance proportional to the amount substance present. More speciﬁcally 4mix V • • = V − (Vm1 n1 + Vm2 n2 ) ¡ ¢ • • ¯ ¯ = V1 n1 + V2 n2 − (Vm1 n1 + Vm2 n2 ) ¡ ¡ ¢ ¢ • • ¯ ¯ = V1 − Vm1 n1 + V2 − Vm2 n2 ¢ ¡ dλ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ dV = V1 n1 + V2 n2 dλ =⇒ V = V1 n1 + V2 n2 (46. one unit of baseballs are mixed with one unit of basketballs. however. one unit of baseballs are mixed with one unit of books.5) ¯ Now. dn1 = n1 dλ. For example. (46.

1. neat (pure) solvent limit 1. inﬁnite dilution limit 1. all neighboring molecules are diﬀerent than the given molecule 2.3.46. Activity (a brief review) Henry’s law limit Recall that activity gives a measure of the deviation of the real state from some reference state 311 . the ideal state for Raoult’s law 2. all neighboring molecules are same as the given molecule 2.3. the ideal state for Henry’s law Raoult’s law limit 46. Reference states for liquids For liquids there are two more convenient ideal states 1.

(46.).2. This implicit deﬁnition is awkward so for convenience one deﬁnes the activity coeﬃcient as the argument of the above limit. Connecting with the chemical potential we saw last semester that the deviation of the chemical potential at the state of interest versus at the reference state is determined by the activity at the current state (the activity at the reference state is unity by deﬁnition).Also recall that the mathematical deﬁnition of activity ai of some species i is implicitly stated as ai lim =1 (46. (46.3. pressure.. Raoult’s Law In discussing both Raoult’s law and Henry’s law.11) The deﬁnition of activity implies that γ i = 1 at g(ζ ª ) (the reference state) That is γ i → 1 as the real system approaches the reference state. μi − μª = RT ln ai . mole fraction. γi ≡ which we can rearrange as ai = γ i g(ζ). we are describing the behavior of a liquid solution by measuring the vapor (partial) pressures of the components 312 . concentration etc.12) i ai g(ζ) (46.9) ζ→ζ ª g(ζ) where g(ζ) is any reference function (e. and ζ ª is the value of ζ at the reference state.g.10) 46.

μ1 − μ• = RT ln 1 where Pi is the vapor pressure of the ith component above the solution.18) Now. dG = μ1 dn1 + μ2 dn2 . 1 2 ai low P Pi ' RT ln • .15) (46.14) (46.For simplicity we consider here only a two component solution. Recall that 4mix G = G(soln) − G(pure components) Hence.13) = (μ1 − μ• ) n1 + (μ2 − μ• ) n2 . 4mix G = μ1 n1 + μ2 n2 − μ• n1 − μ• n2 1 2 (46. Take diﬀerential change along a line of constant concentration.16) (46. 313 . so dG = (μ1 n1 + μ2 n2 ) dλ then G = μ1 n1 + μ2 n2 .17) (46. • ai Pi (46.

24) (46.3.25) (46.20) 46.22) • • P1 / P2 / 4mix G = RT (n1 ln X1 + n2 ln X2 ) Again. the vapor partial pressure of a component of a mixture is equal to the mole fraction of the component times the vapor pressure that the component would have if it were pure.21) That is. this is for an ideal solution in the Raoult’s Law sense. ∂T P ∂ (1/T ) P the entropy of mixing for an ideal Raoult solution is µ 4mix S = −R (n1 ln X1 + n2 ln X2 ) and the enthalpy of mixing is 4mix H = 0 id(RL) id(RL) id(RL) (46.Thus or at low P ¶ µ P1 P2 4mix G = RT n1 ln • + n2 ln • P1 P2 ¶ µ a1 a2 4mix G = RT n1 ln • + n2 ln • a1 a2 (46. From ¶ ¶ µ ∂G ∂ (G/T ) S=− and H = − .3.26) 314 .19) (46. Ideal Solutions (RL) Raoult’s Law: Pi = Xi Pi• (46.23) (46. The change in free energy upon mixing for solutions ideally obeying Raoult’s law is Ã ! • • X1 P/ X2 P/ id(RL) 1 2 4mix G = RT n1 ln + n2 ln (46.

27) = γi (RL) Xi . in reality. and the reference state is Xi = 1 So. The Reference State (RL) Let us apply the deﬁnition of activity for the Raoult’s law reference state. • negative deviation: the molecules prefer to be around other types of molecules than themselves. The reference function is g(ζ) = ζ = Xi . • no deviation: the molecules have no preference. (46. 315 .(since G/T is independent of 1/T ). It does not require any kind of interaction among the constituent particle making up the solution.28) → 1 as Xi → 1 Deviations from Raoult’s Law Raoult’s law is a purely statistical law. ai =1 Xi →1 Xi lim implies ai and γ i (RL) (RL) (RL) (46. Since. there are speciﬁc interactions between particles. The physical interpretation of deviation from Raoult’s law is • positive deviation: the molecules prefer to be around themselves rather than other types of molecules. real solutions generally deviate from Raoult’s law.

i. mixing with one substance may lead to a positive deviation but mixing with another substance may lead to a negative deviation.4. for a given component. where kXi is the Henry’s law constant.e.30) (46. 316 .It is very important to note that this deviation from Raoult’s law is a property of the solution and NOT any given component. kXi = lim µ Pi Xi ¶ (46.29) Xi →0 Henry’s law applies to the solute not to the solvent and becomes more correct for real solution as the concentration of solute goes to zero (Xi → 0).. For example. Henry’s Law Henry’s Law: Pi = kXi Xi .3. Positive deviation from Raoult’s lawNegative deviation from Raoult’s law 46. at inﬁnite dilution.

So. Raoult’s law applies to the dominant species. they apply to opposite species in the solution. and the reference state is now Xi = 0 So. (HL) ai lim =1 (46.34) 317 .32) ai → 1 as Xi → 0 and γ i If instead of mole fraction.31) Xi →0 Xi implies (HL) (HL) = γ i Xi . But. molality or molarity is used then ai and ai respectively.33) = γ Mi Mi (HL) (46. (46. X1 → 1. in summary • Raoult’s law: γ 1 → 1 as X1 → 1 • Henry’s law: γ 2 → 1 as X2 → 0 (HL) (HL) (HL) = γ (HL) mi mi (46. Comparison of Raoult’s Law and Henry’s Law Both Raoult’s law and Henry’s law become better approximations for real solutions as the solution becomes pure. whereas Henry’s law applies to the subdominant species X2 → 0.The Reference State (HL) Referring to the deﬁnition of activity again we see that the reference function is g(ζ) = ζ = Xi .

Colligative Properties Colligative properties: Properties of dilute solutions that are independent of the chemical nature of the solute Examples • Freezing point depression • Boiling point elevation • Vapor pressure lowering • Osmotic pressure We will consider the examples of freezing point depression and osmotic pressure 46.1.4. | {z } μs 1 318 . μ1 (solid) = μ1 (soln). Freezing Point Depression At Tf (freezing point).4.46.

37) • For small changes in the freezing point we may approximate T by Tf in the integrand. The freezing point depression is Θ=− 46. using ∂μ ∂T (46. (so. dG = V dP ). (46.38) •2 •2 • RTf Tf RTf • where Θ ≡ Tf − Tf .4. 319 . μ1 (soln) = μ• + RT ln a1 : 1 μs = μ• + RT ln a1 1 1 Rearranging this and taking the derivative with respect to T yields ¶ µ −1 ∂μs ∂μ• 1 ∂ ln a1 ∂ → 1 1 s • (μ − μ1 ) =⇒ = − ln a1 = ∂T → RT 1 ∂T RT 2 ∂T ∂T Now.2.Using the Raoult’s law reference state (since we are interested in the behavior of the dominant species).35) (46.36) = H and integrating we get µ ¶ Z → −1 4f H s • d ln a1 = (H1 − H1 ) dT = dT 2 RT RT 2 → Z Tf 4f H dT ln a1 = • RT 2 Tf (46. T. Osmotic Pressure RTf•2 ln a1 4f H We consider the osmotic pressure at a constant temperature. Z Tf −4f H 4f H ln a1 ' dT = Θ. So.

In the above ﬁgure μ1 (left) = μ1 (right). 1 1 (46. a1 = X1 = 1 − X2 : ln a1 = ln(1 − X2 ) = • Vm1 Π RT (46.39) ¯ where V1 is the partial molar volume of the solvent in solution (diﬃcult to measure) and Π is the hydrostatic (osmotic) pressure. Thus 1 z }| { • • V Π n1 Vm1 Π n2 .40) (46.42) ' n2 n1 for dilute solutions. From the above equation ¯ V1 Π RT • ¯ Now we make the approximations V1 = Vm1 . hence ¯ μ• = μ• + RT ln a1 + V1 Π.43) 320 . ' m1 =⇒ n2 ' n1 RT RT V• (46.41) For dilute solutions X2 is small so ln(1 − X2 ) may be expanded as ln(1 − X2 ) = −X2 + but X2 = n2 n1 +n2 2 X3 X2 − 2 − · · · ' −X2 . 2 3 (46.

n2 RT = cRT.or. 321 . Π= where c is the concentration of the solute. V1• |{z} 'c (46. Thus the solute in a very dilute solution behaves as if it were an ideal gas.44) Note the similarity of this equation with the ideal gas equation: P = cRT.

We now we consider thermodynamics of nonequilibrium states and investigate how (and how fast) these state move towards equilibrium.47. 47. Fundamentals We know the diﬀerence between reversible and irreversible processes from before. ultimately. This allows us to make a stronger connection between thermodynamics and kinetics. Entropy Production and Irreverisble Thermodynamics We have seen that thermodynamics tells us if a process will occur and kinetics tells us how fast a process will occur. we will state their respective deﬁnitions here in a manner best suited for this chapter. However. The main concept of this approach is the idea of entropy production and. 322 322 . These two areas of physical chemistry appear to be rather disjoint. entropy production per unit time–how fast we are producing entropy.1.

c ∂t2 ∂x c ∂(−t)2 ∂x c ∂t2 ∂x is invariant under time reversal Irreversible process: dynamical equations are not invariant under time inversion (t → −t).2) (47. the one dimensional heat equation.Reversible process: dynamical equations are invariant under time inversion (t → −t). which can be split into two components dS = de S + di S. • e. • e.g. 323 . the one dimensional wave equation. κ ∂t ∂x2 κ ∂(−t) ∂x2 κ ∂t ∂x2 is not invariant under time reversal. (47.. ∂ 2 T t→−t 1 ∂T ∂ 2T ∂2T 1 ∂T 1 ∂T = = = =⇒ =⇒ − .1) We will be concerned with the change in entropy. 1 ∂ 2 u ∂ 2 u t→−t 1 ∂ 2 u ∂2u 1 ∂2u ∂2u = 2 =⇒ = 2 =⇒ = 2.g. Deﬁnitions • de S is the change in entropy due to interactions with the exterior environment. dS.. • di S is the change in entropy due to internal changes of the system The quantity di S is called the entropy production.

47. holds.e. the second law underlies all the concepts of this chapter. General criteria for irreversibility: • di S = 0 (reversible change) • di S > 0 (irreversible change) For isolated systems have di S = dS and the principle of Clausius. We need a “local” formulation of the second law: • Absorption of entropy in one part of the system. 324 . in every macroscopic region of the system the entropy production due to irreversible processes is positive. di S = dS ≥ 0.2. The Second Law As you might expect. compensated by a suﬃcient production in another part is prohibited — i.Splitting up dS into these two parts permits an easy discussion of both open and isolated systems–the diﬀerence between the two appearing only in de S.. This is simply another in our long list of alternative statements of the second law.

phase changes. Examples The idea of entropy production can be applied to any of the processes we have talked about. As example we now consider the last two of these: heat ﬂow and chemical reactions.4) ¡ ¢ and the possibility of. etc. di S I < 0 and di S II > 0 such that di S I + S II > 0 is excluded. (47.3. chemical reactions. we write the principle of Clausius as dS = dS I + dS II ≥ 0. heat ﬂow.I II Considering the above ﬁgure of an isolated system. 47. mixing.3) The local formulation statement implies di S I ≥ 0 and di S II ≥ 0 (47. 325 . for example.

so.6) We are now interested in exposing the time dependence. (47.3. 326 . using Qf = κA4T q =− 4t D in diﬀerential form this is dT dq = −κA .7) dt dx Example: Find the entropy production in a system consisting of two identical connected blocks of metal (I and II).5) we get (47. Entropy Production due to Heat Flow Recall from the lecture on transport phenomena that the heat ﬂux Qf is given by Qf = −κ 4T D q 4t (47. one of which is held at temperature T1 and ¯ ¯ the other at T2 (take T1 > T > T2 ) where T is the temperature at the interface.47.1.

Furthermore the heat going out of I through the connecting wall is equal to the heat coming into II through the connecting wall: di qI = −di qII . − di S = di qI T1 T2 which we see is positive because di qI < 0 when T1 > T2 . dt (47. Using this we see that the entropy production is µ ¶ 1 1 .9) (47. To do so we must consider the entropy production per unit time di S .Considering the whole system dqI dqII + T1 T2 e i z }| { z }| { de qI de qII di qI di qII = + + + .8) The quantity de qj is the amount of heat supplied by the environment to hold block j at its ﬁxed temperature. T1 T2 T1 T2 d S dS dS = (47. We have still not made a connection to kinetics.10) 327 .

12) ¯ To determine T we use the fact that the heat ﬂow out of I is equal to the heat ﬂow into II: di qI −di qII = .For this example di qI di S = dt dt From chapter 24 we know µ 1 1 − T1 T2 ¶ (47. T1 − T = − T − T2 ⇒ T = 2 D / D / (47. Entropy Production due to Chemical Reactions Deﬁnitions: 1.11) ¶ −Aκ4T di qI = . Chemical aﬃnity: a ≡ − (4rxn G)T. 328 . dt D So. Extent of reaction: ξ is deﬁned by dξ = dni . − ¢ ¢ κ/ κ/ /A ¡ / A ¡¯ ¯ ¯ T1 + T2 .3.P = − P − i vi μi P i vi μi and a ≡ − (4rxn A)T.2. where ni is the number of moles vi of the ith component and vi the stoichiometric factor of the ith component.V = 2. 47.13) dt dt ¯ Using the above expression for heat ﬂow gives us T since. (47.14) a result we might have guessed. −Aκ4T di S = dt D µ 1 1 − T1 T2 (47.

15) (47.V = X i dξ dt dnH2 dnNH3 dnN2 = = (−1) (−3) (2) (47.g.V is positive as is v.• e.19) The entropy production per unit time for a chemical reaction is a function of both the chemical aﬃnity and of the reaction rate a dξ a di S = = v≥0 dt T dt T (47.V so µ ¶ 1 dni = −adξ μi dni = vi μi vi | i {z }| {z } X −a dξ −adξ (47.17) z }| { z }| { (dA)T.V − T dS ⇒ dS = T T dq e i z}|{ z}|{ dq adξ + dS = T T (47.V dq − = (dU)T.16) but (dA)T..20) We see that for a spontaneous process the entropy production per unit time is positive. for the reaction N2 + 3H2 → 2NH3 dξ = and a = 2μNH3 − μN2 − 3μH2 The connection to kinetics: reaction rate v = The connection to thermodynamics: (dA)T. 329 . This is because a = − (4rxn A)T.18) d S dS (47.

The socalled Soret eﬀect is ﬂux of matter down a temperature gradient. We just saw an example of such a situation with the discussion of simultaneous reactions. diﬀusion is the ﬂux of matter down a concentration gradient. the entropy production per unit time generalizes to N 1X di S = aj vj ≥ 0. (47.Simultaneous Reactions For N simultaneous chemical reactions. Thermodynamic Coupling Processes may be what is called thermodynamically coupled such that a process that normally is not thermodynamically favored can be coupled to another process that is thermodynamically favored so as to allow for the unfavorable process to proceed spontaneously. That is. the so-called Dufour eﬀect is heat ﬂux down a concentration gradient 330 . Conversely.21) dt T j=1 The second law requires that the total entropy production for simultaneous reactions is positive. Thermodynamic coupling need not be conﬁned to coupling between the same types of processes. It says nothing about the entropy production of the individual component reactions other then the sum of all the component entropy productions must be positive.4. 47. a2 v2 > 0 such that a1 v1 + a2 v2 > 0. For example in a system of two coupled reactions we could have a1 v1 < 0.

Echo Phenonmena Consider an ensemble that is perturbed away from thermal equilibrium by some means such as by applying a ﬁeld. The ensemble evolves in two ways • Reversibly — A second perturbation can “undo” or reverse the evolution. • Irreversibly — The evolution towards equilibrium cannot be undone–it is irreversible Example: The spin echo in pulsed NMR • A radio frequency pulse prepares an ensemble of nuclear spins such that they are all spinning coherently.The following table lists a number of thermodynamically coupled phenomena Flux Gradient q Thermoconductivity Mechanocaloric eﬀect m Thermomechanical eﬀect Hydrodynamic ﬂow material Soret eﬀect Reverse osmosis Q (charge) Seebeck eﬀect Potential of ﬂow Nernst Potential Electoconductivity T P C ε Dufour eﬀect Peltier eﬀect Osmosis Electrophoresis Diﬀusion Migration 47. If the perturbation is released the system will begin to evolve in time as it heads back towards the thermalized equilibrium state. 331 .5.

• Each nucleus is in a slightly diﬀerent environment so each spin frequency is slightly diﬀerent. 332 . • The diﬀerent environment (spin frequencies) cause the ensemble spinning nuclei to dephase • Dephasing causes a decrease in the observed signal because now not all nuclei are cooperating. • This cannot be undone with the second radio pulse.• A strong signal is seen because all the spinning nuclei cooperate. • Now a radio pulse with the opposite phase is applied to make the nuclei spin in the opposite direction • This undoes or reverses the dephasing process and the signal regains strength • The full signal is not recovered however since all the while random thermalization is taking place to irreversibly destroy the coherence among the nuclei.

The equations listed here are out of context and it would help you very little to memorize this section without understanding the context of these equations.22) 333 333 .Key Equations for Exam 4 Listed here are some of the key equations for Exam 4.23) (47. This section should not substitute for your studying of the rest of this material. Equations • The Clapeyron Equation is 4φ Hm dP = . dT T 4φ Vm • The Clausius-Clapeyron equation is 4φ Hm d(ln P ) =− d(1/T ) R • Fick’s ﬁrst law of diﬀusion is dC 1 dn = −D A dt dx (47.24) (47. The equations are collected here simply for handy reference for you while working the problem sets.

µ ¶ (47. (47. 6πηr (47.31) Pi = kXi Xi .28) μ = μª + RT ln a (47.25) • Relation between the viscosity and the diﬀusion constant: D= kT f f =6πηr = kT .34) 334 .• Fick’s second law of diﬀusion: ∂ 2C ∂C =D 2. (47. A dt dx X (47.32) where kXi is the Henry’s law constant.33) = γi (HL) Xi . γi (HL) → 1 as Xi → 0.30) = γi (RL) Xi . ∂t ∂x (47. (47. γi (RL) → 1 as Xi → 1 (47. kXi = lim • Henry’s law reference ai (HL) Xi →0 Pi Xi .29) Pi = Xi Pi• (47.27) • Mixing 4mix = properties of soln − • Chemical potential • Raoult’s Law: • Raoult’s law reference ai • Henry’s Law: (RL) properties of pure.26) • Fourier’s law of heat conduction is dT 1 dq = Qf = −κ .

178 partition coeﬃcient 174 Born—Oppenheimer approximation 62. 312 adiabatic expansion 280 and heat capacity 280 adiabatic wall 120 angular momentum addition of 202 classical 192 eigenfunctions for 199. 131 Boltzmann’s equation 90. 311 mathematical deﬁnition of 146 activity coeﬃcient 146. 96. 219 jj coupling 202 LS coupling 202 quantum numbers 199. 97. 270 binominal coeﬃcient 90 blue sky 81 Bohr model 18 335 335 Bohr radius 19 Boltzmann distribution 10. 240 and the Franck—Condon principle 243 bosons 56 Boyle temperature 272 chain rule for partial derivatives 107 character table for the C2v group 225 chemical aﬃnity 328 chemical potential 144 for a salt 161 relation to activity 148 relation to Gibbs free energy 145 relation to Helmhotz free energy 145 .Index absorption spectroscopy 241 activity 146. 291 temperature corrected 262 atomic orbitals 49 chemists picture 50 physicists picture 50 aufbau principle 58 average value theorem 29 Berthelot gas 13. 99. 124. 235. 131 bond order 77 bonding orbital 71 Born model 170 corrections to 175 enthalpy of solvation 174 entropy of solvation 174 free energy of solvation 173. 219 spin 201 angular momentum quantum number 52 antibonding orbital 71 Arrhenious activation energy 261 Arrhenious equation 261.

291 conﬁguration 90 conﬂuent hypergeometric functions 65 correspondence principle 41 critical point 300 cyclic rule 14. 132 enthalpy 136 entropy 105 change for changes in temperature 286 change for isothermal expansion 286 change for mixing 287 of real gases 288 entropy production 322. 333 Clausius-Clapeyron equation 299. 323 due to chemical reactions 328 due to heat ﬂow 326 equation of state 116 for a Berthelot gas 118 for a Dieterici gas 118 for a Redlich—Kwang gas 118 for a van der Waals gas 117 for an ideal gas 116 for gases 269 equilibrium constant 135 336 . 178 Debye—Huckel theory 163 Debye—Huckel—Guggenheim equation 164 Debye’s law 129. 333 coeﬃcient of thermal expansion 274 coexistence curve 293 colligative properties 318 commutator 30. 300. 108 cylindrical symmetry 69 Debye—Huckel limiting law 164. 133 degeneracy 186 of the ensemble 98 diathermic wall 120 diatomic molecules electron-electron potential energy operator for 61 electronic kinetric energy operator for 61 electronic wavefunction for 62 Hamiltonian for 61 nuclear kinetic energy operator for 61 nuclear-electron potential energy operator for 61 nuclear-nuclear potential energy operator for 61 Schrodinger equation for 62 Dieterici gas 270 diﬀusion 301 diﬀusion constant 302 eigenfunction 5 eigenvalue 5 eigenvalue equation 190 electric dipole approximation 79. 189 completeness 191 complimentary variables 30 compressibility factor at the critical point 295 compressibilty factor 270. 231 electrolytes strong 161 electrophoretic eﬀect 167 elementary reactions 255 and stoichiometry 256 molecularity 256 emission spectroscopy 241 enemble 89 ensemble average 103.Clapeyron equation 298.

equlibrium constant 153 Euler’s identity 4 expansion of gases 111 reversible 114 extent of reaction 328 Eyring’s equation 265. 121 intramolecular vibrational relaxation (IVR) 242 337 . 334 Franck—Condon integral 243 Franck—Condon principle 243 free energy Gibbs 138 Helmholtz 137 fugacity 147 fundamental transistions 66 general equlibrium 151 generalized displacement 110 generalized force 110 gerade 69 Gibb’s free energy 106 Gibbs-Duhem equation 163 good theory 16 group mathematical deﬁnition of 222 multiplication table 223 group theory 221 Hamiltonian operator 27 Hamitonian classical 27 harmonic oscillator 38 energy levels for 40. 316. 333 Fick’s second law 302. 86 potential energy 39 Schrodinger equation for 39 heat 109 sign convention 110 heat capacity 115. 334 Hermite polynominals 40 hot bands 66 Hund’s rule 205 hydrogen atom ioniztion energy of 19 hydrogen molecule 74 hydrogenic systems 46 energy levels for 49. 291 fermions 56 Fick’s ﬁrst law 302. 86 Hamiltonian 47 normalization constant 49. 133 Heisenberg uncertainty principle 30 and the harmonic oscillator 41 helium 55 electron-electron repulsion term 55 Hamiltonian 55 Helmholtz free energy 106 Henry’s law 311. 334 Henry’s law constant 316. 133 ﬂipping coins 90 ﬂuctuation 92 ﬂuorescence 242 stokes shift 242 Fourier’s law of heat conduction 306. 334 ﬁrst law of thermodynamics 121. 44. 85 potential energy for 47 Schrodinger equation for 47 wavefunction (no spin) 49 wavefunction (with spin) 52 ideal solution Raoult’s law 314 immiscible solutions 153 infrared spectroscopy 66 internal energy 103.

86.inversion symmetry 69 operator 69 ion mobility 166 and current 168 ion transfer 174 IR spectroscopy 231 and the character table 232 isothermal compressibility 274 isothermal expansion 279 Joule expansion 282 Joule-Thomson expansion 283 kinetic theory of gases 250 Lagrange multipliers 95 Laguerre polynominals 49 laminar ﬂow 304 law of corresponding states 296 law of rectilinear diameters 293 Legendra polynomials 200 linear combinations of atomic orbitals (LCAO) 72 Lorenz number 307 many electron atom Hamlitonian for 59 maximal work 113 Maxwell relations 140 Maxwell’s distribution of speeds 252. 86 Schrodinger equation for 65 wavefunction for 65 Morse potential 64. 290 mean ionic activity 162 mean ionic activity coeﬃcient 162 method of initial velocities 259 method of isolation 259 microstate 90 Mie scattering 84 mirror plane symmetry 70 molar heat capacity 115 molecular collisions simple model for 252 molecular hydrogen ion 67 Hamiltonian for 67 molecular orbital diagram 76 molecular orbitals 68 molecular rotations 235 asymmetric tops 239 centrifugal stretching 236 linear tops 238 polyatomic molecules 237 spherical tops 239 symmetric tops 238 vibrational state dependence of 236 molecular vibrations 228 molecule Scrodinger equation for 78 momentum operator 5 Morse oscillator 64 energy levels for 65. 240 force constant associated with 9 Taylor series expansion of 8 normal modes 229 operator Hermitian 189 ladder 195 linear 189 symmetry 222 operator algebra 187 orientation quantum number 53 orthogonality 191 overtone transitions 66 parameters extensive 109 intensive 109 338 . 290 mean free path 253.

132 Pauli exclusion principle 56 consquences of 58 perturbation theory 207 example of the quartic oscillator 208 phase diagram 300 Poiseuille’s formula 304 polarizability 79 postulate I (of quantum mechanics) 22 postulate II (of quantum mechanics) 24 postulate III (of quantum mechanics) 25 pressure 104 principle of Clausius 125. 324 principle quantum number 52 probability amplitude 22 probability distribution 22 PV work 111. 82. 248 energy 235. 87 reaction velocity 255. 133 Raman scattering 80 Raman spectroscopy 66. 233 and the character table 234 Raoult’s law 311. 312. 247 rotational energy levels 200. 218 Hamitonian for 194 wavefunctions for 195. 132 translational 101. 218 particle on a ring 194 boundary conditions 194 energy levels for 195. 314. 218 partition coeﬃcient 154 and drug delivery 155 for the Born model 174 partition function canonical 96. 44. 132 vibrational 101. 181 energy levels 183 energy levels for 34. 44.particle in a box 31. 131 electronic 101 grand canonical 97 isothermal—isobaric 97 microcanonical 96 molecular 100 rotational 101. 276 relaxation eﬀects 167 rigid rotor 200 degeneracy of 235. 334 deviations from 315 reference state 315 rate law 255 rate laws 254 determination of 258 integrated 259 Rayleigh scattering 80 Rayleigh scattering law 81. 219 339 . 291 reciprocal rule 108 red sunsets 82 Redlich-Kwang gas 270 reference states 147 relationship between CP and CV 139. 218 features of the energy levels 35 normalization constant for 33 potenial energy 31 Schrodinger equation for 32 three dimensional 183 three dimensional energy levels 185 three dimensional wavefunction 185 wavefunction for 183 wavefunctions for 34.

219 Hamiltonian for 212 Tyndall scattering 84 ungerade 69 van der Waals equation 340 . 200 spin 201 quantum number 51.degeneracy of 200 rotational Hamiltonian 200 rule of mutual exclusion 234 Rydberg constant 20 SATP 120 Schrodinger equation time dependent 214 time independent 27 second law “local” formulation 324 second law of thermodynamics 126. 53 spin-orbit coupling 205 Hamiltonian 205 interaction energy 205 spontaneous process 142 state function 121 table of important ones 136 Sterlings approximation 92 Stoke’s law 167. 133 statements of 127 simple collision theory 262 Slater determinant 58 for lithium 59 solar system model 17 solvation 169 solvophobic eﬀect 176 speciﬁc heat 115 spherical harmonic functions 48. 133 tips for solving problems 2 total derivative 107 transfer matrix 11 triple point 300 two level system 211 ‘left’ and ‘right’ states 213. 53 wavefunction 51 spin orientation quantum number 51. 304 STP 120 superposition 191 systems types of 108 temperature 115 term symbols 204 thermal conductivity 301 of gases 306 of liquids 306 thermal equilibrium 120 third law of thermodynamics 128.

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