Organic Chromophores, Electronic and Vibrational Spectroscopy - Freshman Organic Chemistry - Michael McBride - Lecture 20 of 38 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Organic Chemistry

Description: Time-dependent quantum mechanics shows how mixing orbitals of different energy causes electrons to vibrate. Mixing 1s with 2p causes a vibration that can absorb or generate light, while mixing 1s with 2s causes "breathing" that does not interact with light.