Lecture 10 - Reality and the Orbital Approximation

author: J. Michael McBride, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: June 9, 2010,   recorded: September 2008,   views: 2931
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In discussions of the Schrödinger equation thus far, the systems described were either one-dimensional or involved a single electron. After discussing how increased nuclear charge affects the energies of one-electron atoms and then discussing hybridization, this lecture finally addresses the simple fact that multi-electron systems cannot be properly described in terms of one-electron orbitals.

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Reading assignments, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources for this lecture can be accessed from Professor McBride's on-campus course website, which was developed for his Fall 2008 students. Please see Resources section below.

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