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Title:USE OF STUDENT-SPECIFIC MOLECULES AND THEIR SPECTROSCOPIC PROPERTIES IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY COURSES
Author(s):Woon, David E.
Subject(s):Mini-symposium: Spectroscopy with Undergraduates
Abstract:Spectroscopy is a fundamental component of physical chemistry courses. To encourage students to take more interest in the critical contributions of spectroscopic properties to the subject, I assign different molecules to the students. In the second semester of a two-semester course that covers statistical and classical thermodynamics, the students draw molecules from a hat on the first day of class. They look up spectroscopic properties for their molecules on the web and use the values in various homework, quiz, and exam problems. In a one semester "principles" course, they build a closed-shell molecule from a limited set of atoms. I then provide the students with calculated values of spectroscopic properties, which they use in a term project about their molecules that covers structure, spectra, partition functions, and properties derived from partition functions.
Issue Date:24-Jun-20
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:APS
Genre:CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/107311
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-06-26


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