Second Edition

University of California, Davis

"superb"

"outstanding"

--Alan Shusterman, Reed College

"McQuarrie's 2nd edition Quantum Chemistry is outstanding. Students will find that he has integrated the right level of math, physics, chemistry and problems into a single upper undergraduate/graduate level quantum and spectroscopy textbook."

--Jeffry D. Madura, Duquesne University

Still a best-selling text after a remarkable
twenty-four years in print, Don McQuarrie has updated his landmark ** Quantum
Chemistry** into a keenly anticipated second edition. Perhaps
the biggest change in the years since the first edition appeared is the
proliferation of computational chemistry programs that are available to
calculate molecular properties. McQuarrie has presented step-by-step SCF
calculations of a helium atom in Chapter 9 and a hydrogen molecule in Chapter
10, in addition to including an entire chapter on the Hartree-Fock method and
post-Hartree-Fock methods for the calculation of molecular properties. Most
molecular calculations nowadays use Gaussian orbitals, and they are introduced
here along with the common notation such as HF / STO-6G and HF / 6-31G** to
describe the types of calculations involving Gaussian orbitals. The final
sections discuss configuration interaction, coupled-cluster theory and density
functional theory, at least semi-quantitatively, so that the reader can be
aware of the computational methods that are being used currently. Terminology
such as CISD, CCSD, and BLPY / 6-31G* is introduced and hands-on molecular
calculations for all these methods using computational chemistry programs such
as Gaussian and WebMo for a variety of molecules is presented. The book also
uses problems to encourage the use of an invaluable National Institute of
Science and Technology ( NIST ) website that lists experimental data and the
results of various ab initio calculations for hundreds of molecules.

Other changes include the discussion of molecular spectroscopy throughout the chapters on the harmonic oscillator and the rigid-rotator. The hydrogen atom, along with its electronic spectroscopy, is discussed in a separate chapter. And in the following chapter, which is devoted entirely to multielectron atoms, a website for Hartree-Fock atomic orbitals is introduced. After learning the structure of these atomic orbitals, they are used to calculate atomic properties for multielectron atoms.

The new edition also includes a series
of short interchapters called MathChapters placed throughout the book
to help students focus on the physical principles being explained
rather than struggling with the underlying mathematics.
As with the first edition, the book assumes a prerequisite of one
year of calculus with no required knowledge of differential
equations. Each chapter includes a broad range of problems and
exercises.

**Ancillaries**

- A detailed
, by Helen Leung and Mark Marshall of Amherst College, is also available.*Student Solutions Manual* - Art from the book is available for download into lecture slides by adopting professors.

**About the Author:**

As the author of landmark chemistry books and textbooks, Donald McQuarrie's
name is synonymous with excellence in chemical education. From his classic
text on *Statistical Mechanics *to his recent quantum-first tour de force
on *Phys**ical Chemistry,* McQuarrie's best selling textbooks are
highly acclaimed by the chemistry community. McQuarrie received his PhD
from the University of Oregon, and is Professor Emeritus from the Department of
Chemistry at the University of California, Davis. He makes his home at The
Sea Ranch in California with his wife Carole, where he continues to write.

**Translated into Korean.**

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Contents

Preface (PDF file)

Complete List of McQuarrie Titles