Education For All

Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Lectures (Video)

Course Home

Introductory Organic Chemistry - Lecture 8

Get the Flash Player to view video.
Lecture 8 - One-Dimensional Wave Functions

Professor McBride expands on the recently introduced concept of the wave function by illustrating the relationship of the magnitude of the curvature of the wave function to the kinetic energy of the system, as well as the relationship of the square of the wave function to the electron probability density. The requirement that the wave function not diverge in areas of negative kinetic energy leads to only certain energies being allowed, a property which is explored for the harmonic oscillator, Morse potential, and the Columbic potential. Consideration of the influence of mass reveals an "isotope effect" on dynamics, on the energy, vibration frequency, and length of bonds.

Prof. J. Michael McBride
CHEM 125: Freshman Organic Chemistry, Fall 2008
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-11-11
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Click the play button to start the slideshow above (the slides will be displayed for 10 sec before advancing to the next slide). You can navigate the slides manually by using the back and forward buttons. Clicking the slide itself will advance to the next slide.

To download the above lecture material use this link. (Right-click and select Save Target As or Save Link As.)



Chinese (Simplified) French German Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish
More educational resources: