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Jay Badenhoop

Department:  Chemistry
Title: Professor
Phone #: (304)-788-6978
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Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught:
CHEM 112 Survey of Chemistry II 
CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 233/235 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 234/236 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
ASTR 106 Descriptive Astronomy

University Service: 
Academic Advisor
Faculty Advisor Circle K Club
Coordinator Regional High School Science Fair
Co-Chair Student Conduct Board
Member of Curriculum Committee
Connections Committee
Assessment Council

Casey R. Watts and J. K. Badenhoop, “Steric and Hyperconjugative Contributions to Rotation Barriers in B2L4 (L = F, OH, NH2, CH3, H),” Journal of Chemical Physics, Sept. 9, 2008 (online)/Sept. 28, 2008 (print); CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Manual.; CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory Manual.

Research Interests:
Computational Chemistry: Natural Bond Orbital Analysis, Natural Steric Energy Analysis.

Conference Proceedings/Presentation:
Presentations to the local community (last 5 years): “Energy and Clean Coal Technology”, “Alchemy”, “CFC’s and the Ozone Layer”, “How to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill”, “Back to the Moon”, “Biodegradable Plastic”, “The History and Chemistry of Fireworks”, “Alternative Energy”.

Fun Fact About Yourself: 
Kiwanis Club Vice President; write articles about media science fiction for fan clubs; collect rare series and movies on DVD.