Optimizing the structure of Formaldehyde and finding its vibrational modes and orbitals.

This tutorial will walk you through your first Gaussian calculation. You will be using the graphical interface called GaussView. Follow the instructions below. Be sure to have your laboratory notebook ready to record the progress of this exercise. When the exercise is completed, you may want to try a different molecule and explore the other calculational options available to you through Gaussian.

Start GaussView by clicking on the GV icon on the menu bar.



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