Dr. Samuel A. Abrash
Gottwald Science Center, C208
University of Richmond, VA 23173
office phone : (804) 289-8248
home phone : (804) 323-7363
- Chem 110 - Pollutants in the Environment.
- Chem 110 Lab
- Chem 141
- Chem 141 Laboratory
- Chem 309 - Physical Chemistry :
- Lecture Notes on State Functions, Equations of State, and Ideal and Real Gases
- Lecture Notes on Work, Heat, The First Law, State Functions, Heat Capacity, Adiabatic Processes and Thermochemistry
- Lecture Notes on Heat Engines, Entropy and the Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
- Lecture Notes on Thermodynamic Potentials, Maxwell Relations, The Thermodynamic Square, Thermodynamic Equations of State and Fugacity
- Lecture Notes on Phase Diagrams, The Clapeyron Equation, and First and Second Order Phase Transitions
- Lecture Notes on Mixtures, Activities, Colligative Properties and the Gibbs Phase Rule
- Lecture Notes on Chemical Equilibrium
- Lecture Notes on Electrochemical Cells, Ionic Activity and the Nernst Equation
- Lecture Notes on Chemical Kinetics
- Problem Set One (Due Monday, September 7th at end of class)
- Problem Set Two (Due Wednesday, September 16th, at end of class)
- Problem Set Three (Due Monday, September 21st, at end of class)
- Problem Set Four (Due Wednesday, October 14th, at end of class)
- Solutions to Math Problems in Problem Set One
- Chem 310
notes on Experiments Leading to Quantum Mechanics and Introduction to the
notes on Operators, Particle in a Box, Quantum Mechanical Averages and
notes on Harmonic Oscillator, Rigid Rotator, Angular Momentum and the
Time Dependent Schrodinger Eqn
notes on the Hydrogen Atom, Perturbation Theory, Introduction to the
Helium Atom, and the Variational Method
notes on The Rest of the Helium Atom, Electron Spin and the Pauli Exclusion
notes on Slater Determinants, the Hartree-Fock Approximation, Term
Symbols, and Periodic Properties
notes on the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation, the Hydrogen Molecule Ion,
the Hydrogen Molecule, and the LCAO Approach to Molecular Orbitals
notes on Molecular Electronic Configurations, Valence Bond Theory, Huckel MO Theory, Electronegativity, Ionic Bonding
and Intermolecular Forces
notes on Molecular Spectroscopy
- Problem Set One, due Wednesday, January 21st at the end of class
- Problem Set Two, due Monday, January 26th at the end of class
- Problem Set Three, due Monday, February 2nd at the end of class
- Optional Problem Set for Test One, not to be turned in
- Problem Set Four, due Monday, February 16th at the end of class
- Problem Set Five, due Monday, February 23rd at the end of class
- Problem Set Six, due Monday, March 2nd at the end of class
- Problem Set Seven, due Monday, March 23rd at the end of class
- Problem Set Eight, due Monday, April 6th at the end of class
- Problem Set Nine, due Monday, April 13th at the end of class
- Environmental Studies 201: Introduction to Environmental Studies
- course schedule: please see the course blackboard page for the course schedule
- old tests
- Environmental Studies 388
Chem 309-310 Physical Chemistry
This page has in a very convenient form thermochemical data, mass
spectroscopic data and infrared spectra for a large number of molecules.
and Interesting Chemistry Links.
This site is a tool for learning how to interpret NMR and IR spectra. It
consists of a library of problems in NMR and IR spectroscopy ranging in
difficulty from introductory to advanced. The site
also includes instructional materials and tools to assist students in learning
about NMR and IR spectroscopy.
This is an amazing chemistry site. Although it puts advertisements and items
for sale first, it provides access to a large number of useful sites and programs.
It includes links to 100 free chemistry databases, chemical industry www yellow
pages, chemistry software, including freeware and shareware, Online Journals,
Patents, Jobs, Reaction Mechanisms, Sites and Tools for Spectroscopy,
Information on Chemistry Societies Worldwide, and a large index of other
chemistry related websites.
This site allows you to search for a number of molecules by name, formula or
CAS number. It allows searches by structure if you have ChemDraw
with the appropriate plug-in. For the molecules in its data base it provides a
variety of useful physical properties. (Thanks to Suzanne Vogel for bringing
this to my attention.)
A very good source on undergraduate level physical and
general chemistry (lots of images, videos etc.)
A good source on graduate level quantum chemistry (it's a whole book, with
diagrams, images, refs etc.)
A lot of good information, and lots of links.
Quantum Chemistry tutorials, images, very good
An excellent site for information about transition states, with images.
The site contains some high-quality images (available in their gallery). It
good for proteins and solid state materials.
This site has lots and lots of links, but more computational rather than
Few but good quality images of molecules etc, and a video of an MD simulation.
This site has lots of links to computational chemistry resources.
- Photochemistry and dynamics of weakly bound complexes
in rare gas matrices; ab initio calculations of the gas phase ion-molecule
reaction; photochemistry of silicon containing compounds on triplet
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