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Mealli, Carlo; Proserpio, Davide M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
A collection of Molecular Orbital (MO) programs that have been integrated into routines and programs to illustrate MO theory are presented. Included are discussions of Computer Aided Composition of Atomic Orbitals (CACAO) and Walsh diagrams. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Amend, John R.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described is a laboratory interface system including hardware, software, and student activities. Student use of this system is reviewed stressing experimental design skills and student-designed experiments. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software
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Steehler, Jack K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described are 14 experiments that use lasers. Topic areas include physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry. Instrumentation and the use of the laser in undergraduate research are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Four microcomputer applications are presented including: "Computer Simulated Process of 'Lead Optimization': A Student-Interactive Program,""A PROLOG Program for the Generation of Molecular Formulas,""Determination of Inflection Points from Experimental Data," and "LAOCOON PC: NMR Simulation on a Personal Computer." Software, availability,…
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Presented is a simple laboratory set-up for teaching microprocessor-controlled data acquisition as a part of an instrumental analysis course. Discussed are the experimental set-up, experimental procedures, and technical considerations for this technique. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces
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Cullen, John F., Jr. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Presented is a computer simulation called "The Great Chemical Bead Game" which can be used to teach the concepts of equilibrium and kinetics to introductory chemistry students more clearly than through an experiment. Discussed are the rules of the game, the application of rate laws and graphical analysis. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Durham, Bill – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described are some commonly encountered chemistry experiments that have been modified for computerized data acquisition. Included are exercises in radioactivity, titration, calorimetry, kinetics, and electrochemistry. Software considerations and laboratory procedures are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Reviewed are six computer programs which may be useful in teaching college level chemistry. Topics include dynamic data storage in FORTRAN, "KC?DISCOVERER," pH of acids and bases, calculating percent boundary surfaces for orbitals, and laboratory interfacing with PT Nomograph for the Macintosh. (CW)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Presented are reviews of two computer software packages for Apple II computers; "Organic Spectroscopy," and "Videodisc Display Program" for use with "The Periodic Table Videodisc." A sample spectrograph from "Organic Spectroscopy" is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Software Reviews
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Tabbutt, Frederick D.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
This paper reports on the success of a laboratory teaching technique for teaching undergraduate chemistry. Discussed are the premises of the approach, and the use of the computer, the explorations, and the seminar which are included in the course. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Course Descriptions
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described are two applications of computers in chemistry. The multilinear equations and procedures used in obtaining a least-squares solution for curve fitting in chemistry are presented. Also discussed is the program "ATORB" which can be used to generate graphs of probable electron clouds for various atoms and molecules. (CW)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemistry, College Science, Computation