Thermodynamics and Quantum
Chemistry 301 and 302
Hi!!!! As you probably guessed, my name is Levi Stanley. I am a junior chemistry major at Augustana College. My professional aspirations include work in one of the classic areas of chemistry (I'm leaning toward organic chemistry, but have not come to a conclusion yet). This web page is designed to show some of the work that was done in our Physical Chemistry classes during the 1999/2000 school year. It includes: four experimental lab reports, one library excercise, four computer based labs, and a paper on W. F. Giauque's work with Chlorine from my Chemistry 301 class. It also includes five experimental labs, three computer based labs, solutions to a few selected problems from the Atkins text, and a paper on ethylene glycol from my Chemistry 302 class. Finally, I have posted a presention about Biodegradable Surfactants stemming from the research I did in the Summer of 1999. The following pages will require a Chime plug-in to view some of the molecules and Adobe Acrobat reader to access some of the reports . I have provided these links below.
Adobe Acrobat 4.0 link
Lab Reports from 301 and 302
Literature Review of William Francis Giauque's work with Chlorine
Ethylene Glycol Paper
Summer 1999 Research (Biofriendly Surfactants)
Problems for Chemistry 302
The following are some links that I found interesting and a summary of the three laws of Thermodynamics:
Dr. Peter Atkins states the first law of thermodynamics as follows: "The work needed to change an adiabatic system from one specified state to another specifed state is the same however the work is done."
Dr. Peter Atkins states the second law of thermodynamics as follows: "No process is possible in which the sole result is the absorption of heat from a reservoir and its complete conversioin into work."
Dr. Peter Atkins states the third law of thermodynamics as follows: "If the entropy of every element in its most stable state at T = 0 is taken as zero, then every substance has a positive entropy which at T = 0 may become zero, and which does become zero for all perfect crystalline substances, including compounds."
All Quotes taken From:
Atkins, Peter. Physical Chemistry. W.H. Freeman and Company. New York, New York. 1999. Sixth Edition. pp. 50, 97, 111.
Augustana College Department of Chemistry
Chemistry 301 Home Page
The following two links are to the home pages of my lab partners, Andy Aspaas and Ken Solberg.
301 Home Page of Andy Aspaas
301 Home Page of Ken Solberg
Augustana College Home Page
American Chemical Society
Atkins Physical Chemistry
Carmen Giunta's Classic Chemistry Page
Martindale's Virtual Chemistry Center
Molecular Modeling Page
Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner's
The opinions and work expressed on this page are the thoughts of Levi Stanley unless otherwise noted.
Lab work is the work of Andy Aspaas, Ken Solberg, and Levi Stanley.
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