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Review of Atomic Orbitals

Review of Atomic Orbitals

June 7, 2017

[Note: the following article is intended as a quick review on atomic orbitals for students enrolled in an introductory organic chemistry class who are assumed to have taken general chemistry. It is by no means a compl…

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From Gen Chem to Organic Chem, Pt. 5 – Understanding Periodic Trends

From Gen Chem to Organic Chem, Pt. 5 – Understanding Periodic Trends

August 2, 2010

Let’s revisit a few terms that you learned back in Gen chem: ionization energy – the amount of energy required to remove an electron from an atom electronegativity – a measure of the ability of an at…

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From Gen Chem to Organic Chem, Pt. 3 – Effective Nuclear Charge

From Gen Chem to Organic Chem, Pt. 3 – Effective Nuclear Charge

July 19, 2010

If you’ve taken a physics course, you’ve probably covered the thrilling (to some) topic of electrostatics. There’s a basic formula which allows you to calculate the force between two point charges. W…

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