Chemistry 120a
Fall 2016-2017



General Information
    Syllabus

Problem Sets
    Problem sets will be available every Friday by 5pm, and will be due at 2pm the following Wednesday. Solutions will not be distributed, however, students are encouraged to speak with the TA about problems and comments will be made on the returned homework.

Problem Sets

2016 Fall Lectures
   
All lectures

2015 Fall Lectures
   
All lectures

Previous Ch125a Lectures:

2015 Winter Lectures
   
All lectures

Previous Ch120a Lectures:

2014 Lectures
    Lectures 1-6,10 were taken from previous years; see below.
   
Lecture 7 pptx - Diamond, Si(100), GaAs
   
Lecture 8 pptx - GaAs surface reconstruction; semiconductors
   
Lecture 9 pptx - Ionic bonds; BaTiO3
   
Lecture 11 pptx - Graphite, buckyballs
   
Lecture 12 pptx - Buckyball, carbon nanotubes
   
Lecture 12b pptx - Woodward-Hoffmann rules
   
Lecture 13 pptx - Homonuclear diatomics
   
Lecture 14 - Symmetry
   
Lecture 15 - Transition metal - Heme
   
Lecture 16 - Transition metal - Pd, Pt
   
Lecture 17 - Transition metal - MH+ bonding, metathesis
   
Lecture 18 - Transition metal - Metathesis
   
Lecture 19 - Transition metal - CH4 to CH3OH
   
Lecture 21 - Hypervalent molecule and chemistry
   
Lecture 24&25 - Metallic solids and catalyst applications; boron icosohedra, metallic bonding

2013 Lectures
    Lectures 1-7 were taken from previous years; see below.
   
Lecture 8 - Si(111), GaAs bands
   
Lecture 9 - Ionic bonds; BaTiO3
   
Lecture 10 - Finish BaTiO3
   
Lecture 11 - Graphite, buckyballs
   
Lecture 12 - Symmetry, homonuclear diatomics
   
Lecture 12-modified - What Bill actually presented for lecture 12
   
Lecture 13 - Woodward-Hoffmann rules
    There is no lecture 14
   
Lecture 15 - Transition metals, heme system
   
Lecture 16 - Palladium and platinum
   
Lecture 17 - MH+ bonding, metathesis

2012 Lectures
    guide - One electron systems: H and H2+
   
guide - Nodal Theorem, Variational Principle, 2-D wavefunctions to describing VB and MO bonding
    1/4/2012 lecture 1 slides
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guide - MO and VB description in bonding, symmetry
   
guide - Spin and the Pauli Principle
   
guide - More Spin and Lack of Bonding in He2
    1/9/2012 lecture 2 slides
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guide - H atom excited states (2s, 2p, 3d), Shielding, Aufbau
   
guide - MO description: Be, B, C, N, O, F, Ne, Hund's Rules
   
guide - Bonds to H: H2, BH, CH, NH, OH, FH; Term Symbols
    1/9/2012 lecture 3 slides
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guide - CH vs. SiH and CF vs. CH using VB arguments
    1/11/2012 lecture 4 slides
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guide - Bonding in Hydrocarbons
   
Hydrocarbons
   
Novel Carbon Structures - Graphite and Fullerenes
    1/11/2012 lecture 5 slides
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    1/18/2012 lecture 6 slides
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    1/20/2012 lecture 7 slides
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guide - Symmetry; Diatomic Term Symbols; Molecular Term Symbols
   
pdf - Term symbols, symmetry and diatomics
   
guide - Homonuclear Diatomics; Unified Atom Limit
    1/20/2012 lecture 8 slides
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    1/23/2012 lecture 8 slides
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    1/25/2012 lecture 9 slides
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Bonding in Heme like Systems - Scanned Slides
    1/27/2012 lecture 10 slides
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Metal Bonding - Metal Bonding 2
   
guide - Derivation of magic angle
    1/30/2012 lecture 11 slides
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powerpoint - Pd-H + O2
    2/1/2012 lecture 12 slides
pdf
   
The Full Mechanism of the Catalytica System - Paper
   
Click Chemistry
    2/3/2012 lecture 14 slides
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BiMoOx AllisonGoddard_1985 Pudar2007 RappeGoddard_1982
    2/6/2012-2/8/2012 lecture 15-16 slides
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Metal Surface Chemsitry
    2/8/2012-2/10/2012 lecture 16-17 slides
pdf
   
Bonding in Ionic Systems
    2/10/2012-2/13/2012 lecture 17-18 slides
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ppt pdf - Silicon Surface Reconstruction
    2/13/2012-2/15/2012 lecture 18-19 slides
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    2/15/2012 lecture 19 slides
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Hyper Valency - Scanned Slides
    2/17/2012 lecture 20 slides
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        2/29/2012 lecture 22 slides
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    3/02/2012 lecture 23 slides
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    3/05/2012 lecture 26 slides
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    3/07/2012 lecture 27 slides
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    3/09/2012 lecture 28 slides
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Lectures 2011
    1/3/2011 lecture slide
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    1/5/2011 lecture slide
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    1/14/2011 lecture slide
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    1/14/2011 lecture slide
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    1/19/2011 lecture slide
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    1/24/2011 lecture slide
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    1/26/2011 lecture slide
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    1/28/2011 lecture slide
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    1/31/2011 lecture slide
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    2/2/2011 lecture slide
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    2/7/2011 lecture slide
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    2/9/2011 lecture slide
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    2/11/2011 lecture slide
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    2/14/2011 lecture slide
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    2/16/2011 lecture slide
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    2/18/2011 lecture slide
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    2/23/2011 lecture slide
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    2/25/2011 lecture slide
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    2/28/2011 lecture slide
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    3/2/2011 lecture slide
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    3/4/2011 lecture slide
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    3/7/2011 lecture slide
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    3/9/2011 lecture slide
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TA Lecture Notes From Previous Years
    Lecture 1
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    Lecture 2
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    Lecture 3
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    Lecture 4
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    Lecture 5
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    Lecture 6
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    Lecture 7
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    Lecture 8
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    Lecture 9
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    Lecture 10
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    Lecture 11
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    Lecture 12
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    Lecture 13
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    Lecture 14
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    Lecture 15
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    Lecture 16
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    Lecture 17
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    Lecture 18
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    Lecture 19
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    Lecture 20
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    Lecture 21
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    Lecture 22
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    Lecture 23
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    Lecture 24
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    Lecture 25
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    Lecture 26
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    Lecture 27
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    Lecture 28
2003 2004

Reference Materials
    Goddard book (1986) - Intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15
    Goddard -
Wavefunction types
    Lionel Salem
PS1-Ref1
    Levine -
Hund's rule
    Liboff -
Dirac notation, Commutation
    Miessler+Tarr -
Symmetry
    McQuarrie -
Spin/Slater determinants, Hydrogen atom, Term symbols and Hund's rule
    Overheads -
Metal 1 2 3 4 MetalBonding
    Pauncz -
Spin eigenfunctions
    Supplemental -
WoodwardHoffman
    Szabo+Ostlund -
Math review, Closed shell energies
    Papers -
KineticEnergyBond

    All of the above references in a
zip file. Warning: It's about 100MB.

    Goddard Notes (1967, 1972-73, 1974-75) -
All notes

Recommended Books
    None of these books are required, but you might find them useful. Of course, the books from the Reference materials are also recommended.

   
Modern Quantum Chemistry, by Szabo and Ostlund
    This cheap book goes through the basics of Quantum mechanics, and then the basics of Hartree-Fock, CI, and perturbation theories.

   
Quantum Chemistry, by Levine
    This book has a good review of Quantum Mechanics.

   
Introduction to Computational Chemistry, by Jensen
    This book goes through most methods of common practice in computational chemistry.