Chemistry-Study and teaching; Wilderness areas; Parks, National
Homepage for the 2006 Orientation Adventure, strenuous backpacking in Mineral King, which took place August 22-25, 2006. The page provides information on the participants and the route, with links to digital photographs from the first day.
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; 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...
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 In the second, several mathematical notations were not compatible with the format and have been replaced by question marks in the original...
Homepage for Chemistry 106, Environmental Chemistry. The course provides an examination of environmental systems such as the atmosphere and the oceans from a molecular perspective and will critically examine chemical sources of environmental...
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.
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.