Maple's Quantum Chemistry Package in the Chemistry Classroom
An introduction to the Quantum Chemistry Package (QCP), implemented in the computer algebra system Maple, is presented. The QCP combines sophisticated electronic structure methods and Maple's easy-to-use graphical interface to enable computation and visualization of the electronic energies and properties of molecules. Here we describe how the QCP can be used in the chemistry classroom using lessons provided within the package. In particular, the calculation and visualization of molecular orbitals of hydrogen fluoride, the application of the particle in a box to conjugated dyes, the use of geometry optimization and normal mode analysis for hypochlorous acid, and the thermodynamics of combustion of methane.
Physics - Physics Education
Montgomery, J. M., & Mazziotti, D. A. (2019). Maple’s Quantum Chemistry Package in the Chemistry Classroom. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b01176