Richard W. Schwenz, Ph.D.

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  • Professor
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Greeley, Colorado 80639
  • Office: (970) 351-1287; Fax: (970) 351-1269
  • E-mail: Richard.Schwenz@unco.edu

Professor, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Physical Chemistry. Molecular spectroscopy of transition metal oxides and halides; computer interfacing with laboratory instrumentation, physical chemistry reform.

PUBLICATIONS--Juried:

BOOKS

With Robert J. Moore, Physical Chemistry: Developing a Dynamic Curriculum, ACS Books, Washington, D.C., 1993.

EXAMS

Committee Chair (14 people), 2001 Physical Chemistry (Comprehensive), American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute, Clemson, SC, 2001.

Committee Chair (14 people), 2000 Physical Chemistry (Dynamics), American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute, Clemson, SC, 2000.

Committee Chair (14 people), 2000 Physical Chemistry (Quantum Mechanics), American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute, Clemson, SC, 2000.

Committee Chair (14 people), 1999 Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics), American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute, Clemson, SC, 1999.

Committee Chair (20 people), 1996 Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics), American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute, Clemson, SC, 1996.

JOURNAL ARTICLES and BOOK CHAPTERS

With Theresa Julia Zielinski, "Physical Chemistry: A Curriculum for 2004 and Beyond", The Chemical Educator 9 , 108 (2004).

With Gabriela C. Weaver, "The Raman Effect: A Large-scale Lecture Demonstration", The Chemical Educator 6, 1 (2001).

With William F. Polik and Sidney H. Young, "Analysis of the Vibrational Spectrum of a Linear Molecule", Journal of Chemical Education: Internet 77, 670 (2000).

With William F. Polik, "Analysis of the Infrared Spectra of Diatomic Molecules", J. Chem. Educ., 76, 1302 (1999).

With Lynn C. Geiger, Letter to the Editor on "A Photon-Initiated Hydrogen-Chlorine Reaction", J. Chem. Educ., 76, 470 (1999).

With Peter L. Thomas, "College Physical Chemistry Students' Conceptions of Equilibrium and Fundamental Thermodynamics", J. Res. Sci. Teach., 35, 1151-60 (1998).

Contribution to chapter on "Peer Review" in "The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors", 2nd edition, Janet S. Dodd, ed., American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., 1997.

Reply to Comment on "The Problem with P. Chem.", J. Chem. Educ., 71, 1099 (1994).

With J.V. Gilbert and R.D. Coombe, "NCl (a 1) and I (5 2P1/2) production in a D/NCl3/HI transverse flow reactor", Chem. Phys. Lett., 208, 526 (1993).

With Robert J. Moore, "The Problem with P. Chem.", J. Chem. Educ., 69, 1001 (1992).

With Andrew Loomis, "Measurement of the Photoelectric Effect", in "Physical Chemistry: Developing a Dynamic Curriculum", R. J. Moore and R. W. Schwenz, eds., ACS Books, Washington, D.C., 1993.

"State to State Dynamics" in "Physical Chemistry: Developing a Dynamic Curriculum", R. J. Moore and R. W. Schwenz, eds. American Chemical Society Books, Washington, D.C., 1993

With Timothy D. Champion, "The Energetics of Aerobic versus Anaerobic Respiration: A Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory Experiment Using an Adiabatic Calorimeter", J. Chem. Educ., 67, 528 (1990).

"Determination of the Heat of Sublimation of Iodine, A Physical Chemistry Laboratory Experiment", J. Chem. Educ., 64, 551 (1987).

With Stephen R. Leone, "Near Resonant Collisional Energy Transfer in Sr (5s6p 1P1) - Rare Gas Systems", Chem. Phys. Lett., 133, 433 (1987).

With J.M. Parson, "Chemiluminescent Reaction of Al2 with F2", Chem. Phys. Lett., 123, 453 (1986).

With J.M. Parson, "Chemiluminescence from Reaction of Group IIIa Metals with F2 Under Crossed-Beam Conditions", J. Chem. Phys., 76, 4439, (1982).

With L.C. Geiger and J.M. Parson, "Beam-Gas Study of Chemiluminescence from Single Collisions of Group IIIa Metals with F2", J. Chem. Phys., 74, 1736, (1981).

With J.M. Parson, "Beam-Gas Chemiluminescent Reactions of Cu (2D) with Cl2, Br2 and I2", Chem. Phys. Lett., 71, 524, (1980).

With J.M. Parson, "Molecular Beam Study of the Cu + F2 Chemiluminescent Reactions" J. Chem. Phys., 73, 259 (1980).

PUBLICATIONS--Non-Juried

With Theresa Julia Zielinski, "Physical Chemistry Education in the 21 st Century" Journal of Chemical Education 78, 1173 (2001).

With Theresa Julia Zielinski, "Physical Chemistry Education in the 21 st Century" DivCHED Newsletter, Fall 2001.

Book Review of "Foundations of Physical Chemistry by C. Lawrence, A. Rodger and R. Compton, The Chemical Educator, 3, Issue 5, 1998 (electronic journal).

With David L. Pringle, "Word Perfect Presentations 2.0 for DOS", J. Chem. Info. Comp. Sci., 33, 930 (1993).

"Laser Chemistry at the University of Northern Colorado", Council for Undergraduate Research Newsletter, 11, 65 (1990).

"Yuan T. Lee" in Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Salem Press, Pasadena, California, 1990.

"George Porter" in Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Salem Press, Pasadena, California, 1990.

"John C. Polanyi" in Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Salem Press, Pasadena, California, 1990.

"Dudley R. Herschbach" in Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Salem Press, Pasadena, California, 1990.

With J. Frank, R. Walch, and D. Brann, "A Study of the Opto-Galvanic Effect", Announcer, 19, 87 (1989).

With D. Brann, J. Frank, and R. Walch, "A Laser Optogalvanic Spectroscopic Study of AlF and TiO", Announcer, 19, 88 (1989).

"1986 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry: Dudley Herschbach, Yuan Lee and John Polanyi", Chemico News (Newsletter for high school teachers), Spring 1987 issue.

With T.J. Robinson, K.G. Spears, G.D. Stein and D.C. Darwin, "Silcon Film Production and Laser Spectroscopy of Atoms and Cluster Species with a Pulsed Discharge, Supersonic Expansion Beam Source", Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc., 29, 542 (1984)

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