Molecular Orbital: The Virial Theorem in Action 
Molecular Orbital: The Virial Theorem in Action
by UC Irvine
Video Lecture 24 of 28
Copyright Information: Shaka, A.J. Quantum Principles 131A (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [January 20, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (
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Lecture Description

Recorded on March 06, 2014.

Index of Topics:
1:11 Comparing the Results
4:04 H2+ Molecular Orbitals
5:32 The Coefficients
6:58 Normalization
9:00 The Orbitals Are Different
14:22 The Virial Theorem
18:43 Practice Problem 29
28:27 Checking Our MO
34:15 Making a Long Story Short
37:01 Optimizing the Energy
40:57 What Does It Mean?
42:22 What Functions Will Improve Things?

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics and principles of quantum chemistry with applications to nuclear motions and the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom. It also examines the Schrödinger equation and study how it describes the behavior of very light particles, the quantum description of rotating and vibrating molecules is compared to the classical description, and the quantum description of the electronic structure of atoms is studied.


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