Atomic Structure and Periodic Trends
week1: W9 am; week2: W9 am (ICL) & 11 am (DP), F 9 am (DP); week 3: 9 am (ICL)
Inorganic Chemistry by Shriver and Atkins
Physical Chemistry by P.W.Atkins , J. De Paula
Essential Trends in Inorganic Chemistry D Mingos
Introduction to Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure
by P. A. Cox
Ritchie/Titmuss, Quantum Theory of Atoms and Molecules, Hilary Term
All of chemistry (+biochemistry etc.) ultimately boils down to molecular electronic structure.
Reason: electronic structure governs bonding and thus molecular structure and reactivity
Before it is possible to understand molecular electronic structure we need to introduce a number of concepts which are more easily demonstrated in atoms.
atomic structure molecular structure chemistry
Mendeleyev was the first chemist to understand that all elements are related members of a single ordered system. From his table he predicted the properties of elements then unknown, of which three (gallium, scandium, and germanium) were discovered in his lifetime.
will introduce new concepts gradually starting with the “simplest”:
H-Atom Energy levels, Wavefunctions, Born Interpretation, Orbitals
Many electron atoms Effects of other electrons, Penetration, Quantum Defect
The Aufbau Principle Electronic Configuration of atoms and their ions
Trends in the PT Ionisation Energy, Electron Affinity, Size of atoms and ions
The simplest possible system and the basis for all others:
Electron orbits the proton
under the influence
of the Coulomb Force:
H-Atom: consider the energy