Audio and video podcasts from undergraduate lecture courses given in the Chemistry Department. The audio materials are annotated as "enhanced" Podcasts with full lecture notes, handouts, and linked to rotatable/and or animated 3D models (of molecules, their vibrations, and their molecular orbitals. Requires Java) and to much original literature.
Molecular modelling, 2012, Lecture 7
Two case studies involving the principles of stereochemical design
Conformational analysis, 2012, Lecture 5
Cyclo-octane, trans-cyclo-octene, and atripisomerism. Caroyophyllene and biphenyls.
Molecular modelling, 2012, Lecture 6
Transition state modelling; reaction coordinates and aromatic electrophilic substitution. Pyridine, concerted vs Wheland intermediates. The Diels Alder reaction in a cavity.
Molecular modelling, 2012, Lecture 5
The analysis of wave functions, including molecular orbitals, electrostatic potentials, QTAIM critical points, and the NCI method.
Molecular modelling, 2012, Lecture 4
Overview of quantum mechanical methods, the Hamiltonian, the best set and extrapolative methods.
Molecular modelling, 2012, Lecture 3
The mechanics force field, how it is used to optimize molecular geometries, and a case study.