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; Quantum theory; Eigenfunctions; Perturbation (Quantum dynamics)
Handout on perturbation theory in quantum mechanics written by the instructor as a supplement to the textbook. It looks at an approach for the case where a problem differs slightly from one that can be solved exactly.
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; 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; 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; 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; Absorption spectra; Molecular spectroscopy; Thermodynamics; Statistical mechanics
Experiment involving an introduction to molecular spectroscopy and the extraction of molecular parameters and thermodynamic properties from an analysis of the vibrational fine structure of an electronic band spectrum of gaseous iodine.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Homework; Chemical kinetics; Solid state physics; Crystals
Two questions, one asking for a predictions of crystal structures and the other a multichoice question. In the second, several mathematical notations were not compatible with the format and have been replaced by question marks in the original...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Chemical equations; Chemical reactions; Solution (Chemistry)
Experiment designed to develop the essential skills of the collection of data, the analysis of the results using chemical theory, and the design of additional experiments by way of studying the chemistry of nitrite, iodide, carbonate, dihydrogen...