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; 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 In the second, several mathematical notations were not compatible with the format and have been replaced by question marks in the original...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; 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; 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.