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; Gas chromatography; Mass spectrometry
Experiment involving the isolation, concentration, separation and identification of the volatile components of a foodstuff (via headspace analysis, capillary gas chromatography, and mass spectra measurements).
Homepage for the 2002 orientation adventure, the New Army Pass backpack, which took place August 25-28, 2002. Includes details on the participants and route taken, as well as a photographic diary of the trek.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Voltammetry; Electrochemistry; Solution (Chemistry)
Experiment with the goal of gaining an understanding of anodic stripping voltammetry and an understanding of the factors involved in performing quantitative analytical determinations, through the determinations of amounts of copper.
Picture of a mini bear on the summit, seen during the ascent of Mount San Gorgonio. This image was taken on the third day of the 1998 orientation adventure: backpacking Mount San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek.
Picture of the snow ball fight during the ascent of Mount San Gorgonio. The snowfall from the previous winter was so heavy that some snow patches near the summit lasted until the trip in late August. This image was taken on the third day of the...
Students of The Claremont Colleges have worked with Professor Steinmetz on numerous trail restoration projects in the San Gabriel River Ranger District of the Angeles National Forest, the oldest national forest in California and the fifth oldest in...
Picture of a scenic portion of the trail where Der Feldmarschall heard a mountain lion two weeks earlier. This digital camera shot was taken on the 1997 orientation adventure: backpacking Mount San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek.