Fall 2015

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-351

Formerly listed as: CHEM-44


Helen O. Leung (Section 01)


The theory of quantum mechanics is developed and applied to spectroscopic experiments. Topics include the basic principles of quantum mechanics; the structure of atoms, molecules, and solids; and the interpretation of infrared, visible, fluorescence, and NMR spectra.  Appropriate laboratory work will be arranged. Three hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week.

Requisite: CHEM 161, MATH 121, PHYS 116 or 123.  Limited to 24 students. Fall semester. Professor Leung.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to Amherst College chemistry majors, others by class year.


Lab Science Course


2019-20: Offered in Fall 2019
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Fall 2018