Rotational Spectroscopy I 
Rotational Spectroscopy I
by UC Irvine / Rachel Martin
Video Lecture 5 of 26
Copyright Information: Martin, Rachel. Molecular Structure & Statistical Mechanics 131B (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Accessed January 23, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (
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Lecture Description

Recorded on January 16, 2013. Slides: 00:07- 5. Rotational Spectroscopy 00:55- Which Orbitals Can Form π Bonds? 03:55- Bonding Example: Homework 06:12- Symmetry Properties of Functions 08:33- H2 Molecular Orbitals 09:00- Vanishing Integrals 10:47- Vanishing Integrals, Examples 15:35- Dirac Notation 25:54- Big Picture: Spectroscopy 31:58- Spectroscopy 34:20- Born-Oppenheimer Approximation 38:21- Quantization of Rotation 45:39- Z-Component of Angular Momentum 48:58- Angular Momentum

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Principles of quantum mechanics with application to the elements of atomic structure and energy levels, diatomic molecular spectroscopy and structure determination, and chemical bonding in simple molecules. Chemistry Dept. | Physical Sciences Sch. | University of California, Irvine


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