1st Edition

Quantum Chemistry

By M. S. Prasada Rao Copyright 2023

    Quantum Chemistry provides a coherent and structured approach in introducing the concept of 'quantum' to the students of quantum mechanics. An attempt is made to bring out the subtleties of quantum mechanics, hidden in its abstract laws and equations, applicable to the atomic domain by showing its relevance to the observable macroscopic world as well.

    The book will help students dispel the stigma associated with quantum mechanics. The emphasis on conceptual approach provides a platform to stand on, and a stimulus to pursue higher quantum mechanics—the doorway to the all-pervasive quantum world.

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    1. Historical Background
    2. The Wave Equation
    3. The Postulates
    4. Applications of Schrödinger Equation-1 (Simple systems with constant potential energy)
    5. Applications of Schrödinger Equation-2 (Simple Systems with Variable Potential Energy)
    6. Approximation Methods
    7. Bonding in Molecules
    8. Appendix


    M. S. Prasada Rao was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has to his credit a number of orbital, crystal and electronic models developed for teaching chemical principles and theories. He was the Best Teacher awardee of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He is the former Registrar of Andhra University and former Vice-chancellor of Gitam deemed to be University, Visakhapatnam. He was also associated with academic administration of the university in different capacities.