Software for Chemistry Teaching @ Queen Mary, University of London


Chemical Kinetics Tutorials

Description : two tutorials covering the basics of chemical kinetics (written using the Question Mark Designer for Windows package).

Requirements : these tutorial modules may be delivered on any PC running Windows, using the TESTVIEW utility (included in the ZIP file) which is supplied by Question Mark Computing Ltd.

Download WWWKIN.ZIP (645872 bytes)

Instructions : download the above ZIP file and decompress it using one of the standard unzip utilities. The file readme.txt then provides further information on how to run the tutorials. Note, however, that the material only displays properly at particular screen resolutions.

Conditions of Use : The above modules may be downloaded and freely distributed but are intended for personal use only - anyone wishing to register this software for institutional use (universities, colleges etc) should contact R.M.Nix@qmul.ac.uk for further details of licensing conditions.

Disclaimer - the above software may be downloaded but is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties. The software is provided gratuitously for personal use and in good faith, but the suppliers shall not be liable for any damages suffered by you or any other user of the software.



Quantitative Methods in Chemistry - Handbook

Description : a comprehensive course manual covering aspects of mathematics required for the study of chemistry at degree level; the manual is aimed at those students starting university who only have a limited background in Mathematics (UK GCSE-level or equivalent).

Requirements : this material is distributed as PDF files and requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Quantitative Methods in Chemistry - Handbook

Conditions of Use : The material accessed via the above link may be downloaded by individuals for their own personal use - any teachers/educators wishing to use this material as part of an institutional course should contact R.M.Nix@qmul.ac.uk for details of the licensing costs.

Disclaimer - the above material may be downloaded but is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties. The material is provided gratuitously for personal use and in good faith, but the suppliers shall not be liable for any effects arising from errors/mistakes in the material.



Quantitative Methods in Chemistry - Tutorials/Exercises

Description : a sample tutorial covering the graphical representation of functions and their limits, with an associated series of questions (written using the Question Mark Designer for Windows package).

Requirements : these tutorial modules may be delivered on any PC running Windows, using the TESTVIEW utility (included in the ZIP file) which is supplied by Question Mark Computing Ltd. Note, however, that the material only displays properly at particular screen resolutions.

Download TESTVIEW.EXE (192416 bytes)
Download TESTVIEW documentation (2973 bytes)
Download Graphs & Limits (126932 bytes)
Download Question Library 1 (46809 bytes)
Download Question Library 2 (50123 bytes)

Instructions : download the above five files to the same directory and then launch the program testview.exe

Further modules : the complete Quantitative Methods in Chemistry exercise package consists of around 26 modules of varying lengths covering topics such as basic algebra, factorisation, quadratics, powers and indices, logarithms, simultaneous equations, differentiation, integration, error propagation, units. The aim of the package is to provide practice in key basic areas of mathematical manipulation.

Conditions of Use : The above modules may be downloaded and freely distributed but are intended for personal use only - anyone wishing to register this software for institutional use (universities, colleges etc) should contact R.M.Nix@qmul.ac.uk for further details of licensing conditions.

Disclaimer - the above software may be downloaded but is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties. The software is provided gratuitously for personal use and in good faith, but the suppliers shall not be liable for any damages suffered by you or any other user of the software.



Introduction to Molecular Orbital Theory

Description : a reasonably detailed introduction to the molecular orbital theory approach to the understanding of bonding in molecules. The material includes consideration of the concepts and the approximations required in solving the Schrodinger equation for molecular systems, as well as a range of simple MO calculations. The material is intended for students who have already been introduced to basic concepts of quantum theory, such as the Schrodinger equation and wavefunctions (e.g. for atoms, particle in a box), and also have a reasonable understanding of simple models of chemical bonding (e.g. for diatomic molecules, and concepts such as hybridisation) - the target audience are therefore likely to be in the second year, or even third year, of a university degree course.

Requirements : this material is distributed as PDF files and requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Introduction to Molecular Orbital Theory

Conditions of Use : The material accessed via the above link may be downloaded by individuals for their own personal use - any teachers/educators wishing to use this material as part of an institutional course should contact R.M.Nix@qmul.ac.uk for details of the licensing costs.

Disclaimer - the above material may be downloaded but is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties. The material is provided gratuitously for personal use and in good faith, but the suppliers shall not be liable for any effects arising from errors/mistakes in the material.



Surface Chemistry Simulations

Description : two simulations dealing with surface adsorption phenomena (the Langmuir isotherm, and Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD) spectroscopy).

Requirements : these tutorial modules may be delivered on any PC which has Microsoft Excel installed. They were originally prepared using Excel 5.0 but should run on more recent versions of Excel.

Download Langmuir Isotherm simulation (54 KB, 54784 bytes)
Download Temperature Programmed Desorption simulation (303 KB, 309760 bytes)

Instructions : download either or both of the above files and open them using Microsoft Excel (when in Excel you should select the View|Full Screen mode to see the complete spreadsheet).

Further modules : a complete set of tutorials entitled "An Introduction to Surface Chemistry" is available to provide background and supplementary material to lecture courses. This package may be accessed from the web (Introduction to Surface Chemistry - web version) or purchased for a local installation.

Conditions of Use : The above modules may be downloaded and freely distributed but are intended for personal use only - anyone wishing to register this software for institutional use (universities, colleges etc) should contact R.M.Nix@qmul.ac.uk for further details of licensing conditions.

Disclaimer - the above software may be downloaded but is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties. The software is provided gratuitously for personal use and in good faith, but the suppliers shall not be liable for any damages suffered by you or any other user of the software.



Queen Mary, University of London
London E1 4NS

Revised 04 June 2009
Maintained by:
Dr. R.M. Nix
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7882 3273