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; 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; 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; Molecular structure; Molecules-Models; Quantum chemistry; Electrons--Diffraction
This is the Molecular Zoo entry for furan and therefore describes the detailed three-dimensional, gas-phase structure of furan produced by instrumental and computational methods. It also offers a critical comparison of these various experimental...
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; 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; Spectroscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance
Experiment previously used in the course and focused on selective irradiation and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), specifically involving homonuclear decoupling and the NOE (nuclear Overhauser enhancement) difference experiment.