ERIC Number: EJ717115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
Modeling Stretching Modes of Common Organic Molecules with the Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator: An Undergraduate Vibrational Spectroscopy Laboratory Exercise
Parnis, J. Mark; Thompson, Matthew G. K.
Journal of Chemical Education, v81 n8 p1196 Aug 2004
An introductory undergraduate physical organic chemistry exercise that introduces the harmonic oscillator's use in vibrational spectroscopy is developed. The analysis and modeling exercise begins with the students calculating the stretching modes of common organic molecules with the help of the quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator (QMHO) model.
Descriptors: Spectroscopy, Organic Chemistry, Models, Undergraduate Students, Structural Analysis (Science), Quantum Mechanics, Laboratory Experiments, Molecular Structure, Laboratory Equipment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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