Physical Chemistry I: Quantum Chemistry
Bryn Mawr College
This semester we will be covering quantum chemistry, including an introduction to quantum mechanics, molecular quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Shake, Rattle and Roll: Simultaneous Excitation of Vibrational and Rotational States
Why are there all those lines in the HCl spectrum? Why is there no line at the fundamental frequency? We consider the interplay of rotation and vibration and their respective selection rules to see why.