>>1247160

JACS chemistry BS or BA required Pchem courses are a joke with regard to quantum.

honestly, so is physics quantum mechanics (eg the physics version of a 2-3 quarter mandatory quantum sequence taught during the 2nd or 3rd year)

chemists rarely learn perturbation theory, they typically only begin discussions of variational theory, and almost never actually use any form of real mathematical methods in their education.

it is typically:

here is the operator, here are the eigenstates, operate on this function with a bunch of partial derivatives, rearange/algebra, find the eigenvalue

chemists rarely are rarely taught to prove things using ladder operators, study generalized uncertainty relations, probability current density, reflection/transmission coefficients, time dependent perturbation theory (the most basic subject in the building up of the theory of emission of light from atoms), or any modern computational techniques.

if they are lucky, a chemist JUST MIGHT eventually learn dirac notation and how to write down a properly antisymmeterized wavefunction using the antisymmetrizer.

I am a chemist, took all the chemistry quantum upper division electives (not the required class), and I never learned about spectral theory, diagonalization of an operator in a different basis, and related subjects associated with the pure mathematics of quantum mechanics