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January Section Meeting - Moravian University, Thursday, January 19th, 5:30-8:30pm

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January Section Meeting - Moravian University
Thursday, January 19th, 5:30-8:30pm
Workshop: Bringing Computational Chemistry into the Classroom
Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex
1130 Monocacy St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Heidi Hendrickson, Lafayette College
Carl Salter, Moravian University
Lorena Tribe, PSU/Berks
5:30 Social; 6:00 Dinner; 7:00 Workshop
Dinner Cost : $30/member, $15/student
June Thompson, 610-861-1425,
Driving Directions/Parking:
CONTACT: Carl Salter,
Abstract: The program will be an introduction on the use of WebMO and Gaussian calculations in the chemistry classroom. In the past, semi-empirical and ab initio calculations were often tied to computers programs with software locks, or to desktops computers with licenses. Those days are over! Thanks to WebMO, now calculations can be done over the web, and all students need is a computer or tablet running a browser. Bring your laptop as we show you how to do three simple computational activities that are appropriate for General and Organic Chemistry classes. We’ll investigate a periodic trend, the bond angle in H2O, H2S, and H2Se; we’ll look at the solubility of vitamins, and we’ll predict the energy change that takes place in simple reactions involving electron or proton addition. Our presentation follows the outline of the MoleCVUE workshop given at the BCCE meeting at Purdue last August. The suite of activities can be found at
For more about WebMO see
For more about Gaussian see