Chemistry-Study and teaching; Chemical bonds; Transition metals; Molecular orbitals
Introduction. The purpose of this handout is to provide a simple model for the bonding in transition-metal complexes as a framework for understanding and interpreting the most important properties of these complexes. We shall deal mostly with the...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Thermodynamics; Second law of thermodynamics; Chemical equilibrium
Introduction: The First Law of Thermodynamics places important restraints on the path that can be taken by a system but it does not define the path. For example, the First Law does not rule out the possibility of warming oneself by sitting on a...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Valence (Theoretical chemistry); Chemical bonds; Electrons; Molecular orbitals
In class, we have used the Valence Bond (VB) approach to understand chemical
bonding. At the qualitative level, VB is relatively easy to use and does not require a deep
knowledge of quantum mechanics and group theory. The electron-dot formalism of...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Homework; Problem solving; Chemical bonds; Quantum theory; Molecular orbitals; Molecules-Models
Three multi-part questions with the goal of applying the theory of quantum mechanics and methods of molecular modeling to a diatomic molecule and the polyatomic molecule. It deals with molecular orbital theory and chemical bonding.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Homework; Molecular orbitals; Chemical bonds
Introduction: In class we applied molecular orbital theory to a few simple examples with the goal of understanding the nature of the chemical bond. The qualitative approach is complemented by numerical calculations and the interpretation of these...
An annotated bibliography for Biochemistry, with links to sources of chemical data on the World Wide Web involving general resources, protein structure, the structure and chemistry of nucleic acids, enzymology and protein chemistry.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Chemistry, Physical and theoretical; Nuclear chemistry; Quantum chemistry; Thermodynamics; Statistical mechanics; Chemical kinetics; Molecules-Models; Polymorphism (Crystallography); Solid state chemistry
An annotated bibliography of Physical Chemistry, with links to sources of chemical data on the World Wide Web involving general information, fundamental constants, nuclear chemistry, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics,...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Homework; Molecular structure; Molecules-Models; Quantum chemistry
This is the Molecular Zoo entry for formic anhydride and therefore describes the detailed three-dimensional, gas-phase structure of formic anhydride produced by instrumental and computational methods. It also offers a critical comparison of these...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Chemistry, Inorganic; Transition metals; Solid state chemistry; Materials science
An annotated bibliography of Inorganic Chemistry, with links to sources of chemical data on the World Wide Web involving general information, non-transition metals, transition metals, solid-state chemistry and materials science.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Thermodynamics; First law of thermodynamics; Chemical equilibrium
Introduction. The purpose of this short discussion is to provide a correct yet understandable introduction to thermodynamics. It is intended to replace and not complement the material in your text. The author is schooled in the Oberlin school of...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Spectroscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance
Experiment previously used in the course and focused on selective irradiation and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), specifically involving homonuclear decoupling and the NOE (nuclear Overhauser enhancement) difference experiment.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Chemistry, Organic; Molecules
An annotated bibliography of Organic Chemistry, with links to sources of chemical data on the World Wide Web involving general information, structures of organic molecules, properties of organic molecules, spectra of organic molecules, reactions,...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Spectroscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance;
Experiment designed to introduce the fundamental principles and practice of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a form of NMR spectroscopy, by obtaining and examining a two-dimensional image of the stem or bud from a plant.