George W.J. Kenney, Jr
AA, BS, MS Organic Chemistry
15 years as an Analytical Chemist with Eastman Kodak in Roch, NY
20 years as a high tech Computer Software Wiz Bang on classified government projects
3 years as Professor of Chemistry teaching Chem 1025 and 1045
After spending a few years teaching College level Chem 1, I’ve found one of the big obstacles for students is understanding Naming in General Chemistry. I’ve taken the past year to write a computer program in Visual Studio to help students with Name to Structure and Structure to Name that they can use at home. The program is capable of handling various books ions, various levels of complexity and repeatable or random presentation. With an incorrect answer, the program’s AI Engine will interpret [ or attempt to ] the students response and tell them where it is wrong. The student can then click on “Show Why” button and the rules for that particular name/structure are given.
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE FROM MY WEB PAGE!
I am continuing to update the program and post versions that are good for one month. I am currently working on improving the AI Engine for student response interpretation.
My long term goal is to provide a program that students can use at home at any time to practice General Chemistry Naming where their responses are interpreted and the answers given for why they may be incorrect. I will continue to develop this program into chemical reactions, balancing equations, adding weights of compounds etc.
Questions, comments and suggestions are appreciated:
George W.J. Kenney, Jr
Nice work sir,it is a wonderfull program and i commend your effort.I want to ask you a question but its out of the topic,is it possible for diamond to undergo sublimation from its solid state to a gasous state,and if possible what is the mechanism.I will be gratefull for any reply.Thanks in advance.
Diamond CANNOT go directly to the a gas
It would have to go to graphite then to diamond
Diamond -> Graphite by lowering the pressure from 100 to 0.1 KBar at say 300 deg K
Then increase the Temp and around 425 deg K, it will go to the Vapour
In exchange – please download my latest version of Name -> Formulae -> Name, play with it and let me know if it is of any help. If so, please pass my URL around. I’m in the process of adding balancing of equations to this program.
St Cloud, Florida, USA
I have downloaded it and it is of great help.And thanks for your reply,i am very gratefull.About the URL distribution i will try my best to ensure it gets to as many people as possible.
Wow! How’s it over there?
I guess I’m glad I’m in the USA. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you with Chemistry
What is your background?
I’m an AA, BS and MS in Organic Chemistry with years of IR, UV/Vis and NMR and lots of computer experience.