Monday, July 2, 2012

University Chemistry

The listings are based on Brown, LeMay, Bursten, and Murphy, Chemistry: The Central Science, 11th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2009).

1. Introduction: Matter and Measurement
1.1 What is Chemistry?
1.2 Classifying Matter
1.3a Basic Properties of Matter
1.3b The Scientific Method
1.4a Measurement in Chemistry
1.4b Density (and changing around formulas to solve for different variables in an equation)
1.5 Scientific Notation
1.6 Converting Units

2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
2.1 Dalton's Theory of Atoms
2.2 Discovering Electrons and the Nucleus
2.3 Modern Understanding of Atoms
2.4 Atomic "Weight" (average atomic mass)
2.5 Introduction to the Periodic Table
2.6 Introduction to Molecules (molecular, empirical, and structural formulas)
2.7 Introduction to Ions (cations, anions, ionic compounds)
2.8 Naming Inorganic Compounds
2.9 Naming Organic Compounds

3. Stoichiometry
3.1 Balancing Equations
3.2 Some Simple Reactions
3.3 Formula Weights and Percentage Composition
3.4 Avogadro's Number and the Mole
3.5 Empirical Formulas
3.6 Quantitative Information from Equations
3.7 Limiting Reactants

4. Aqueous Reactions
4.1 General Properties of Aqueous Solutions

5. Thermochemistry
5.1 The Nature of Energy

6. The Electronic Structure of Atoms
6.1 The Wave Nature of Light
6.2 Quantized Energy and Photons

8. Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding
8.1 Introduction to Chemical Bonds (Lewis symbols, octet rule)
8.2 Ionic Bonding (lattice energies, Born-Haber cycle)
8.3 Covalent Bonding
8.4 Bond Polarity and Electronegativity (and dipole moments)

10. Gases
10.1 Characteristics of Gases
10.2 Pressure
10.3 Gas Laws (Boyle's, Charles', Avogadro's)
10.4 Ideal Gas Law (see also this physics version)

11. Intermolecular Forces: Liquids and Solids
11.1 Gases, Liquids, Solids: Intermolecular Forces

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