A Laboratory Book of Computational Organic Chemistry
A Laboratory Book of Computational Organic Chemistry comprises a collection of "experiments" touching on a broad area of structural and mechanistic organic chemistry. Like its predecessor, Experiments in Computational Organic Chemistry, this Laboratory Book is intended to provide "hands-on" experience in chemistry. It consists of 16 essays on different topics (listed below), each with between two and ten experiments. In total, the Laboratory Book provides 81 experiments for both introductory and upper-division organic chemistry courses.
The Laboratory Book provides experiments on several aspects of computational organic chemistry: Structure and Energetics; Conformation; Molecular Properties; Reactive Molecules; and Reactivity and Selectivity. Each experiment starts with a brief description of the chemical problem and then suggests a computational approach--with a list of questions about the results of these computations. Topics of the essays and lab exercises include: