TKJ4170 - Quantum Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project assignment 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours E

Course content

- Schrödinger equation - Angular momentum theory - Born-Oppenheimer approximation - Variational theory - Perturbation theory - The Hartree-Fock model - Correlation wave function models -Optical and electric molecular properties

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, the student will be required to

  • account for theory of angular momentum theory for orbitals and electrons, and describe both coupled and uncoupled representation
  • account for the Born-Oppenheimer approximation
  • account for approximation methods such as variational theory and perturbation theory, and explain qualitative differences between these
  • account for central many-electron wave function models and explain important differences between these
  • evaluate which method would be suitable for a given chemical problem
  • account for computing optical and electric molecular properties

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises (theoretical and with use of python programming). Some exercises mandatory to be allowed to take the exam (will be specfied at course start).

Expected work load in the course is 200-225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Excersises

Further on evaluation

Both exams have to be passed to obtain a grade in the course. Failing the exams or to improve the grade, they needs to be retaken the next semester.

Course materials

Molecular Quantum Mechanics by Peter Atkins and lecture notes

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KJ3040 7.5 SPRING 2006
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 E 2024-05-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 10
Spring ORD Project assignment 30/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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