NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ941012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching NanoSciences (NUITNS): An Approach for Teaching Computational Chemistry to Engineering Undergraduate Students
Simeon, Tomekia; Aikens, Christine M.; Tejerina, Baudilio; Schatz, George C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1079-1084 Aug 2011
The Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching Nanosciences (NUITNS) at nanohub.org Web site combines several tools for doing electronic structure calculations and analyzing and displaying the results into a coordinated package. In this article, we describe this package and show how it can be used as part of an upper-level quantum chemistry course that is specifically aimed at undergraduate engineering students. Two assignments are described: one concerned with the thermodynamic properties of molecules and the thermochemistry of chemical reactions, and the other concerned with the optical and chemical properties of doped nanodiamonds. Both assignments are aimed at helping students gain practice with computational chemistry software while at the same time seeing applications that are of practical significance for engineering studies. (Contains 4 figures.)
Division of Chemical Education, Inc and ACS Publications Division of the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-227-5558; Tel: 202-872-4600; e-mail: eic@jce.acs.org; Web site: http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois