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; Homework; Crystals; Solvents; Solution (Chemistry); Electrons
Experiment with the objective of synthesizing an inorganic complex compound in pure form and high yield and of discovering the chemistry involved in the syntheses. Determining the compound's paramagnetic susceptibility is involved.
Chemistry-Study and teaching; Molecular rotation; Spectroscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance; Chemical kinetics
Experiment involving learning how kinetic information can be obtained from an NMR line shape and determining the activation parameters for internal rotation of the N,N-dimethylamino group in N,N-dimethylacetamide.
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...
Picture of the view of the campsite at High Creek campground taken near the upper bear bag line. This digital camera shot was taken on the 1997 orientation adventure: backpacking Mount San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek.
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...