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; Wilderness areas; Parks, National
Homepage for the 2004 orientation adventure, Sequoia National Park, which took place August 24-27, 2004. Includes details on the participants and activities, with links to pictures taken on various days.
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; 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; Environmental chemistry; Chemistry, Analytic
Picture of another cyanide pit with mine machinery, taken on a hike from the cabin to the Log Cabin Mine during the Environmental Analysis Study Tour of Lee Vining, CA and Gaylor Lakes. Specifically, the photograph was taken on the walk from the...
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.
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; Molecular rotation; Spectroscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance; Chemical kinetics
Experiment involving learning how kinetic information can be obtained from an NMR line shape and determining the activation parameters for internal rotation of the N,N-dimethylamino group in N,N-dimethylacetamide.
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; Molecular spectroscopy; Thermodynamics; Gases
Experiment previously used in the course, meant to introduce the student to molecular spectroscopy and to the molecular parameters and thermodynamic properties which can be obtained by analyzing the vibration-rotation spectrum of gaseous hydrogen...