Lecture 7 - Quantum Mechanical Kinetic Energy

author: J. Michael McBride, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: June 9, 2010,   recorded: September 2008,   views: 3630
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After pointing out several discrepancies between electron difference density results and Lewis bonding theory, the course proceeds to quantum mechanics in search of a fundamental understanding of chemical bonding. The wave function ψ, which beginning students find confusing, was equally confusing to the physicists who created quantum mechanics. The Schrödinger equation reckons kinetic energy through the shape of ψ. When ψ curves toward zero, kinetic energy is positive; but when it curves away, kinetic energy is negative!

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