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 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.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Homework; Crystals; Solvents; Solution (Chemistry); Electrons
Experiment with the objective of synthesizing an inorganic complex compound in pure form and high yield and of discovering the chemistry involved in the syntheses. Determining the compound's paramagnetic susceptibility is involved.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Molecules; Conformational analysis
Description of how to use the software involved in many of the exercises for Chemistry 164, focusing on answers to frequently asked questions on how to search for conformers in the program Spartan along with a help file from Wavefunction.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Absorption spectra; Solution (Chemistry); Spectroscopy, Atomic absorption
Experiment consisting of preparing a series of standard solutions containing iron and solutions of metallic alloy samples, then measuring the absorption of light by the atoms of the element when the solutions are aspirated into a flame.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Stoichiometry; Chemical equilibrium
Introduction. In class we observed that no reaction goes to completion and have discussed qualitatively the consequences of this insight. It is also possible to deal quantitatively with chemical equilibria. The chemist's approach should start with...
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...
Handout providing a list of sources of data in the library. Specifically, it provides a list of the most useful
compilations of numerical data need for planning experiments and for the analysis of experimental results.