A Simple Approach to Quantum Chemistry


Rabah Ali Khalil (Editor)
University of Mosul, Ninawa, Iraq

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013050

There is no doubt that quantum chemistry is presently considered as the heart of the new version of chemistry. In other words, the theoretical calculations, using quantum mechanics have a considerable section in all main topics of chemistry. However, at the same time, this subject is relatively tedious and not easy to understand. This book simply introduces quantum chemistry, which might be very helpful for beginners in this area. Furthermore, this book could be considered as a textbook of quantum chemistry courses for undergraduate students of the chemistry department at universities, as well as a basic course in quantum chemistry.

The content of this book covers all the requested topics as required for obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in general chemistry. This concise book is introduced in a very simple and understandable way includes seven chapters started from the requested classical mechanics, quantum theory, quantum mechanics, applications of quantum mechanics for some simple systems, approximate methods, atoms, molecules to the introductory chapter of computational chemistry. At the end of each chapter, some exercises test the understanding of the readers. This book opens the way for any whom interested in having an idea and learning about quantum theory, quantum mechanics, as well as theoretical and computational chemistry. In conclusion, the presented book may be considered as a self-learning tool that could help the students around the world to understand such a tricky or non-conventional topic. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. General Introduction

Chapter 2. Quantum Theory

Chapter 3. Quantum Mechanics

Chapter 4. Applications of Quantum Mechanics for Some Simple Systems

Chapter 5. Approximate Methods for Treating Multi-Electron Atoms

Chapter 6. Approximate Solutions of Schrödinger Equation for Molecular Systems

Chapter 7. Introduction to Computational Chemistry



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