ESP Biography
ZACHARY CHIN, ESP Teacher
Major: Chemistry (5) College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: 2022 

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Not Available. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)S12734: A Rigorous Introduction to Molecular Orbital Theory and its Applications in Chemistry in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17  18, 2018)
The central focus of chemistry is to achieve an understanding of the structure and reactivity of the molecules that construct our surrounding world. Molecular orbital theory is crucial to developing an intuitive understanding of the chemical behavior that governs everything from biological systems to fuel cells. This class presents a rigorous introduction to molecular orbital theory and explores its applications in chemical bonding and reactivity.
This class will cover the following topics:
 Introductory quantum mechanics (e.g. wavefunctions, operators, Schrodinger equation, etc.)
 Atomic structure and mathematical description of atomic orbitals
 Valencebond theory (including hybridization and VSEPR)
 Linear combinations of atomic orbitals (LCAOMO) and molecular orbital theory (including orbital mixing and MO diagrams)
 Molecular symmetry and group theory
 Construction of symmetryadapted linear combinations of atomic orbitals and metalligand bonding
 Applications of MO theory to inorganic chemistry (e.g. crystal and ligand field theory)
 Applications of MO theory to organic chemistry (e.g. explanation of reactivity with frontier orbital theory)
