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; Gas chromatography; Mass spectrometry
Experiment involving the isolation, concentration, separation and identification of the volatile components of a foodstuff (via headspace analysis, capillary gas chromatography, and mass spectra measurements).
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Handouts; Stoichiometry; Chemical equilibrium
Introduction. Part II of the handout will apply the approach introduced in Part I to acid-base chemistry. We shall focus on two cases where the application of stoichiometry leads to great simplifications: strong acids which are essentially 100%...
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; 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; 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...
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Wilderness areas; Landscapes
Handout on art and the wilderness, with examples of pieces of artwork, an essay by Rebecca Solnit, and material on the Hudson River School. The handout is from the 2006 version of the ID, Critical Inquiry course.