ERIC Number: EJ1017101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Quantum Mechanics to Facilitate the Introduction of a Broad Range of Chemical Concepts to First-Year Undergraduate Students
deSouza, Romualdo T.; Iyengar, Srinivasan S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n6 p717-725 Jun 2013
A first-year undergraduate course that introduces students to chemistry through a conceptually detailed description of quantum mechanics is outlined. Quantization as arising from the confinement of a particle is presented and these ideas are used to introduce the reasons behind resonance, molecular orbital theory, degeneracy of electronic states, quantum mechanical tunneling, and band structure in solids and quantum dots.
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Science Instruction, College Science, College Freshmen, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Teaching Methods, Energy, Science Laboratories
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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