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Kinetics of Complex Reactions
Flick Coleman, Wellesley College
In this Mathcad document students can explore series irreversible first order chemical reactions using both the Runge-Katta and integrated equations methods. The level of detail for the Runge-Katta method makes this a useful introduction to this technique for solving differential equations.
Kinetics of Complex Reactions: Steady-State and Equilibrium Approximations
Flick Coleman, Wellesley College
Here studentsexplore the steady-state and equilibrium approximations for a two step series reaction where the first step is an equilibrium using the Runge-Katta method to solve the differential equations for this reaction type.
Maxwell Boltzman Distribution
Flick Coleman, Wellesley College
This Mathcad document provides an excellent graphical presentation of the Maxwell Boltzman distribution, integration for different limits, and differentiation on a variable to get the most probable velocity.
Radial Distributions Functions for Hydrogen-like Orbitals
Flick Coleman, Wellesley College
This document permits students to explore some of the properties of the radial distribution functions of hydrogen-like one-electron orbitals. The document includes the plots of the ns radial functions which students can change to view the np and nd functions. The calculus is used to demonstrate how to find the maximum and minimum for the functions. Other exercises include exploring the effect of nuclear charge on the function and extent (size) of the radial distribution function.
The Steady-State and Equilibrium Approximations: Background Readings
Flick Coleman, Wellesley College
In this Mathcad document students obtain background information about the steady state approximation.