Modeling Chemical Bonds with a Mathematical Function©
Theresa Julia Zielinski
Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology, and Physics
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
United States
mail to: tzielins@monmouth.edu



Abstract
The student version of this pair of Mathcad documents provides a framework for exploration of basic harmonic oscillator concepts used as a model for a chemical bond. The treatment is classical Hooke's Law as used in Molecular Mechanics. No Quantum Mechanics is required. The student and faculty versions differ in that the latter contains a sample implementation of the plots required to answer the questions in the document.
Keywords
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Chemometrics, Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Quantum Chemistry
Documents
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
bond1fac.mcd Mathcad Computational Document Mathcad
bond1stu.mcd Mathcad Computational Document Mathcad
bond1fac.pdf Read-Only Document
bond1stu.pdf Read-Only Document
Comments to: Theresa Julia Zielinski tzielins@monmouth.edu .
©Theresa Julia Zielinski, 1996. All rights reserved. You are welcome to use this document in your own classes but commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.