Handout providing a list of sources of data in the library. Specifically, it provides a list of the most useful
compilations of numerical data need for planning experiments and for the analysis of experimental results.
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; Handouts; Problem solving; Chemical equilibrium
Handout providing a guide on how to use Maple, a powerful software package that performs symbolic algebra as well as numerical calculations. Specifically, there are instructions on how to solve a system of non-linear equations that are generated by...
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; 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; Homework; Molecular orbitals; Chemical bonds
Introduction: In class we applied molecular orbital theory to a few simple examples with the goal of understanding the nature of the chemical bond. The qualitative approach is complemented by numerical calculations and the interpretation of these...