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.
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; 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; Homework; Molecular structure; Molecules-Models; Quantum chemistry
This is the Molecular Zoo entry for formic anhydride and therefore describes the detailed three-dimensional, gas-phase structure of formic anhydride produced by instrumental and computational methods. It also offers a critical comparison of these...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Valence (Theoretical chemistry); Chemical bonds; Electrons; Molecular orbitals
In class, we have used the Valence Bond (VB) approach to understand chemical
bonding. At the qualitative level, VB is relatively easy to use and does not require a deep
knowledge of quantum mechanics and group theory. The electron-dot formalism 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; Chemical bonds; Transition metals; Molecular orbitals
Introduction. The purpose of this handout is to provide a simple model for the bonding in transition-metal complexes as a framework for understanding and interpreting the most important properties of these complexes. We shall deal mostly with the...