Of course, after the first day the Q-Chem Prof made that clear. After the first 3 weeks, we spent the entire semester studying approximations to the many-body problem.Bystander said:and, one of the most useless. Chemistry is all about interactions of a minimum of three bodies.
The "143 exceptions" are part of the working vocabulary that serves to bridge the gap between Schrodinger and the real world. They aren't exceptions to physical laws, just exceptions to the rules of thumb that have to serve as substitutes --- the physicists haven't worked out any useful approach to the three-body problem for us.
Lighten up. Whenever I post in General Discussion, I am goofing off. That much should be clear from my tongue-in-cheek tone, and from the smilies.or, maybe it subordinates physics to chemistry ---- hmmmm. Let's see --- do more physicists hate chemistry than chemists hate physics, or do a larger percentage of physicists have difficulty with chem courses than chemists with physics courses. Maybe this needs a poll --- nah.