Internet Resourses (always in need for an update):

In writing your report try to follow the Guidelines for Authors instructions for The Journal of Physical Chemistry and ethical guidelines for authors. Electronic sources of information in your lab reports should be referenced in the "References" section. Formatting rules for these types of citations can be found at Columbia University Press. Useful information can be also found at Writing Guide for Chemistry from Oregon State.

Mastering your writing skills, particularly on the subject of scientific research, is imperative for advancing your further carriers in a science-related field. There are numerous books on the subject, for example:

  • Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English.
  • Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
  • Common errors in English by Paul Brians
  • Guide to Grammar and Style by Jack Lynch
  • Safety:

  • Links to MSDS; MSDS at Vermont SIRI
  • NMSU Office of Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Sigma-Aldrich Catalog On-line
  • ATSDR -Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Material Safety Dat a Sheet at Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory of Oxford University. Chemical and Other Safety Information
  • Laser Safety - by Samuel M. Goldwasser
  • Data Analysis Assignment:

  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Expressing the Uncertainty of NIST Measurement Results by Barry N. Taylor and Chris E. Kuyatt
  • Glossary of statistics from Statsoft. Great website. A lot of very useful information
  • Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
  • Statistical Analysis from Virtual Classroom at the University of Akron
  • Statistics for Analytical Chemistry from Widener University
  • Data Analysis Lecture Notes and Error Propagation Lecture Notes  by William Polik, Hope College
  • Excel Tutorials from Clemson University, Physics Department
  • A common book of p - O the misterios number p. From Bowling Green State University Neal L. Carothers
  • Numbers, constants and computation - some intersting stuff on mathematical constatnts collected and maintained by Xavier Gourdon  and  Pascal Sebah.
  • Lab #1:

  • Heat Notes by William Polik, Hope College
  • Lab #2: Bomb Calorimetry

  • Operating C 200 oxygen bomb calorimeter from IKA
  • Bomb Calorimetry Experiment from Davidson College, by W.R. Nutt
  • Bomb Calorimetry  by William Polik, Hope College
  • Lab #3: Cp/Cv ratio for Gases

  • Adiabatic Expansion Cooling of Gases - from the University of Florida, maintained by P.J. Brucat
  • Measurement of Cp/Cv for gases (Ruchhardt's Method) - from Physics Dept of the University College London, by Neal Skipper
  • Determining the Ratio Cp/Cv using Rucchart's Method - from Physics Department of The College of Wooster, by Paul F. Rebillot
  • Lab #4: Thermodynamics of DNA Duplex

  • Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc - a source of our DNA
  • Cary100 spectrophotometer procedure and its local manuals
  • DNA structure tutorial at U. Arizona.  
  • Exploring DNA from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.
  • DNA Structure from Tulane University.
  • DNA safety from the University of Reading, UK.
  • How it all started - timeline of discovery of DNA double helix, also from the University of Reading, UK.
  • Nucleic Acids tutorial by Dean H. Johnston from Otterbein College.  
  • Lab #5: Origins of Color

  • UV- Vis spectroscopy - short course in optical spectroscopy at Michigan State University.
  • Molecular Spectroscopy lectures at the University of Akron
  • Absorption spectrum of a conjugated dye - from Tel Aviv University
  • Why is Water Blue? - one example when color is caused not by electronic but by vibrational transitions (overtons)
  • Why things are colored - from Webexhibits.
  • Lab #6: Luminescense Quenching

  • Quenching of metal complexes - database for metal ion complexes quenching constants in fluid solutions; located at the Notre Dame Radiation Chemistry Data Center. Look for [Ru(bipy)3]2+quenched by organic and inorganic species. Compare your with your data
  • Interpretation of spectra of transition metals from the University of the West Indies, maintained by R. J. Lancashire.
  • Laser Safety - by Samuel M. Goldwasser
  • Lab #7: ESR Spectroscopy

  • Bruker ESR web page
  • The EPR Group in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
  • Biotechnology Resource in Pulsed EPR Spectroscopy at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
  • The National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research of Japan is putting a large spectral database on line. It allows searching by name, CAS number, molecular formula, etc. Mass Spec and 13C and 1H NMR spectra can be displayed. Some IR, Raman and ESR spectra are also available.
  • HTML NMR periodic table that gives properties of magnetic nuclei, from the University of Illinois.
  • Notes on ESR by Phil Rieger at Bristol
  • mirror of the NIEHS spin trap database at Bristol
  • High Frequency EPR Centre at University of St Andrews
  • An Overview of Electron Spin Resonance and It's Applications - a basic look at ESR by H. Farach and C. Poole. Be carefull - they made mistake about cations and anions in Eq.(6).
  • JEOL's Homepage
  • World smallest ESR spectrometer - from Active Spectrum.
  • Lab #8: NMR Spectroscopy

  • The Basics of NMR - very good on-line NMR course by Joseph Hornak at Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • NMR - short NMR course (very good) at Michigan State University. It also has a useful supplement.
  • NMR Spectroscopy. Principles and Application - by Henry Rzepa, ICSTM Chemistry Department, UK
  • Chem 605 from U Wisconsin by Hans J. Reich
  • Applied Spectroscopy / NMR pages - by G. Moyna from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • WebSpectra - Problems in NMR and IR Spectroscopy, form UCLA, maintained by C.Merlic
  • 1H NMR Wizard - A little on-line application that might help you to interpret 1H NMR Spectra - Potsdam, Germany
  • NMR spectroscopy - at Ohio State by R. Spinney
  • FTNMR FID Archive - 1H and 13C NMR FIDs of small organic molecules from the Pacific Lutheran University
  • NMR at Widener University - maintained by Scott Van Bramer
  • Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy - from the University of the West Indies, maintained by R. J. Lancashire.
  • The National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research of Japan is putting a large spectral database on line. It allows searching by name, CAS number, molecular formula, etc. Mass Spec and 13C and 1H NMR spectra can be displayed. Some IR, Raman and ESR spectra are also available.
  • Rotational Energy Barrier Lab - at the Pacific University, by K.E. Johnson and E.L. Green
  • Conformations of Alkanes & Cycloalkanes - by Paul R. Young, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Web course on NMR from Queen's University
  • NMR Knowledge Base - Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy pages from spectroscopynow site
  • Proton and C-13 NMR tutorials with practice questions. Very good site of Dr.Y.-L. Wong from Wake Forest University. Practice questions require Shockwave.
  • NMR Tutorials by Nikolai Shokhirev at University of Arizona
  • Lab #9: Vibrational-Rotationla Spectra of Small Molecules, IR

  • IR spectroscopy - short course in IR spectroscopy (very good) at Michigan State University.
  • A tutorial on IR spectroscopy at CSU Stanislaus, maintained by J. Byrd
  • Rotation-Vibration Spectrum of HCl and DCl and IR spectrum of acethylene experiments from the University of Florida, maintained by P.J. Brucat
  • Vibration calculation lab from the College of William and Mary
  • Organic Chemistry On-line from UIC, reviews of IR and NMR spectroscopy with excersices
  • The National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research of Japan is putting a large spectral database on line. It allows searching by name, CAS number, molecular formula, etc. Mass Spec and 13C and 1H NMR spectra can be displayed. Some IR, Raman and ESR spectra are also available.
  • Dr Sullivan's FT-IR Library - at the University of Texas
  • HCl Rovibrational Lab - from Winthrop University, maintained by P.Owens
  • IR Wizard - A little on-line application that might help you to interpret IR Spectra - Potsdam, Germany
  • Vibrations and rotations of water and CO2 from North Carolina State University
  • IR simulator from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Lab #10:

  • Hyperchem -slide show is also available on the computer with Hyperchem program
  • Physical Chemistry Lab II Project at North Carolina State University
  • NIH Center for Molecular Modeling
  • Introduction to Molecular Modelling by Allen B. Richon from Network Science.
  • Web course on Computational Chemistry and Organic Synthesis by Hens Borkent of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • ACCVIP - Australian Computational Chemistry via the Internet Project
  • The Representation of Molecular Models, Rendering Techniques - from University of Geneva
  • Molecular Modelling Lab at Mount Holyoke College
  • EMSL Gaussian Basis Set Order Form
  • Molecular Models databes from Okanagan University College
  • Lecture Notes for Primer in Computational Chemistry - by J. Harrison, MSU
  • Introduction to Density Functional Approaches - by Jan K. Labanowski, OSC
  • Lab #11: Scanning Probe Microscopy:

  • SPM Techniques and Principles -introduction to SPM techniques including STM and AFM, from NT-MTD
  • Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy - from Physical Chemistry Practical Course, Oxford University
  • Lab #12: Acid dissociation constant (alternative #4):

  • Accumet AR15 - pH meter from Fisher: on-line manual, our copy of that manual; connecting Accumet to a PC.
  • Cysteine - amino acid; properties.
  • General notes about spectroscopy and UV-Vis spectroscopy from Science Hypermedia
  • About spectrophotometer from the University of Wiskonsin-Madison
  • About acidity of solutions of amphiprotic substances from the University of Alberta and links there in
  • Java Interactive Titration Curve by Yue-Ling Wong
  • Observe the titration behavior of a selected amino acid and Analyze the titration behavior of a selected amino acid - from "Interactive Biochemistry" at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (created by E. K. O'Neil and C. M. Grisham). Choose Cystein and play with it.
  • Titration of an Unknown Acid or Base Java applet written by David N. Blauch from Davidson College
  • Titration - a cute Win95 program for simulation of titration from University of the West Indies, written by R. J. Lancashire
  • Acid base indicators along with the theory behind their use, Imperial College; maunatined by W. Locke
  • Lab #13: Cyclic Voltametry (alternative #4)

  • Redox Reactions from Oxford Universty
  • Introduction to Electrode Potentials - from Oxford Universty
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  • Lab #14: Conductance of Solutions and Double Layer (alternative #4)

  • Ions in Aqueous Solution - from Oxford Universty
  • Conductance of Solutions - from Tel Aviv University
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  • Lab #15: Raman Spectroscopy (alternative #9)

  • Raman Spectroscopy from Wikipedia
  • Raman Tutorial from Kaiser Optical Systems
  • Rotational Raman Spectroscopy - from Oxford Universty
  • Symmetry Resources at Otterbein
  • Lab #16: Circular Dichroism (alternative #4)

  • Electromagnetic waves and circular dichroism: - an animated tutorial by András Szilágyi from Institute of Enzymology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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  • Web pages of similar courses in other Schools:

  • A Laboratory Textbook in Physical Chemistry, by Arthur M. Halpern (PRENTICE HALL)
  • Chem 467 - Biochemistry Laboratory, by N. Woodbury, Arizona State University
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory at Tel Aviv University, maintained by Prof. Sergey Cheskis
  • Undergraduate Experiments in Physical Chemistry at Oxford University
  • General:

  • The NIST reference on Constants, Units, Uncertainties
  • Fundamental Physical Constants - at the Freie Universitat Berlin
  • Spectroscopy Lab at Widener University - maintained by Scott Van Bramer
  • Visual Quantum Mechanics Project
  • ChemFinder
  • Gateway to Physical Chemistry at UCSD (Wilson group)
  • Virtual Classroom at University of Akron
  • Procedure and Equipment in Chemistry - from University of Wiskonsin-Madison, really useful to gain skills in standard procedures
  • Physical Reference Data at NIST
  • Coordination Chemistry course from University of the West Indies, maintained by R. J. Lancashire. Great site but you really need to have Chime
  • Spectroscopy problems - great collection of FTIR, NMR, UV-Vis, MS, GC and EPR spectra, also at the University of the West Indies.
  • Global Instructional Chemistry - collection of links to a variety chemistry related internet resources
  • Organic Chemistry OnLine - from the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • WWW Living-Book of Physical Chemistry - online presentation of a Physical Chemistry book of 1000+ pages; presumably includes more than 1000 solved problems.
  • MathMol Home Page - very nice collection of 3-D structures
  • Intense Organic Course for Freshmen - from Columbia University, maintained by N. Turro
  • Chem572 - at Iowa State
  • Organic Chemistry On-line from the University of Illinois at Chicago, maintained by P.Young
  • Chemometrics
  • VRML, Visualization of Wave Functions
  • Mathcad Documents in Physical Chemistry by T. Zielinski, Monmouth University
  • Chem 341 (Physical Chemistry) - by N. Woodbury, Arizona State University
  • Software:

  • Chime - Chemical 3-d visualisation software from MDL, free.
  • Chime Resources at UMass - explains how to use Chime; many examples.
  • ISIS/Draw - Chemical drawing software, free.
  • Chemsketch and other free software from ACD Labs.
  • Spartan and Spartan' User Guide from Wavefunction
  • Hyperchem from Hypercube
  • RasMol V2.6-beta-2/Chime 0.99 Manual The complete documentation for RasMol and Chime.
  • Mathcad from Mathsoft
  • Mathematica from Wolfram
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  • Molecule of the month at the University of Bristol
  • Public Lectures at the Institute of Theoretical Physics
  • Demonstration Lab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division (DMRD)
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