Chemistry-Study and teaching; Voltammetry; Electrochemistry; Solution (Chemistry)
Experiment with the goal of gaining an understanding of anodic stripping voltammetry and an understanding of the factors involved in performing quantitative analytical determinations, through the determinations of amounts of copper.
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; 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; 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...
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; Absorption spectra; Solution (Chemistry); Spectroscopy, Atomic absorption
Experiment consisting of preparing a series of standard solutions containing iron and solutions of metallic alloy samples, then measuring the absorption of light by the atoms of the element when the solutions are aspirated into a flame.
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...
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; 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...