Course Outline

Week 1, August 24
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Chapter 1: Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving
1.1 Atoms and Molecules
1.2 The Scientific Approach to Knowledge
1.3 The Classification of Matter
1.4 Physical and Chemical Changes and Physical and Chemical Properties
1.5 Energy: A Fundamental Part of Physical and Chemical Change
1.6 The Units of Measurement
1.7 The Reliability of a Measurement
A Preface to Students

1.1-1.7

Chapter 1
Tue Unit Conversions Problem Set Chemistry 145 Problem Set Week 1
Chemistry 145 Problem Set Solutions Week 1
Wed 1.8 Solving Chemical Problems 1.8 Chapter 1
Fri Chapter 2: Atoms and Elements
2.1 Imaging and Moving Individual Atoms
2.2 Modern Atomic Theory and the Laws That Led to it
2.3 The Discovery of the Electron
2.4 The Structure of the Atom
2.5 Subatomic Particles: Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons in Atoms
2.6 Finding Patterns: The Periodic Law and the Periodic Table
2.1-2.6 Chapter 2

Week 2, August 31
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Labor Day - No Classes
Tue Problem Set Chemistry 145 Problem Set Week 2
Wed 2.7 Atomic Mass: The Average Mass of an Element's Atoms
2.8 Molar Mass: Counting Atoms by Weighing Them
2.7-2.8 Chapter 2
Fri Chapter 3: Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations
3.1 Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Water
3.2 Chemical Bonds
3.3 Representing Compounds: Chemical Formulas and Molecular Models
3.4 An Atomic-Level View of Elements and Compounds
3.1-3.4 Chapter 3

Week 3, September 7
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon 3.5 Ionic Compounds: Formulas and Names 3.5 Chapter 3
Chemical Nomenclature Handout
Tue Chemical Nomenclature Problem Set Chemistry 145 Problem Set Week 3
Wed 3.6 Molecular Compounds: Formulas and Names
3.7 Formula Mass and the Mole Concept for Compounds
3.6-3.7 Chapter 3
Fri 3.8 Composition of Compounds
3.9 Determining a Chemical Formula from Experimental Data
3.8-3.9

Chapter 3

The Mole Problem Set

Week 4, September 14
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon 3.9 Determining a Chemical Formula from Experimental Data 3.9

Chapter 3

Tue
EXAM #1,  5:00 pm
Wed 3.10 Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations 3.10
Chapter 3
Fri 3.10 Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations
Chapter 4: Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions
4.1 Climate Change and the Combustion of Fossil Fuels
4.2 Reaction Stoichiometry: How Much Carbon Dioxide
4.3 Limiting Reactant, Theoretical Yield, and Percent Yield
3.10
4.1-4.3
Chapter 4

Week 5, September 21
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon 4.3 Limiting Reactant, Theoretical Yield, and Percent Yield 4.3 Chapter 4
Tue Limiting Reagent Problem Set   Limiting Reagent Problem Set
Problem Set Solutions
Wed 4.4 Solution Concentration and Solution Stoichiometry 4.4 Chapter 4
Fri 4.5 Types of Aqueous Solutions and Solubility
4.6 Precipitation Reactions
4.7 Representing Aqueous Reactions: Molecular, Ionic, and Complete Ionic Equations
4.8 Acid-Base and Gas-Evolution Reactions
4.5-4.8 Chapter 4

Week 6, September 28
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Chapter 5: Gases
5.1 Breathing: Putting Pressure to Work
5.2 Pressure: The Result of Molecular Collisions
5.3 The SimpleGas Laws: Boyle's Law, Charles's Law, and Avogadro's Law
5.1-5.3 Chapter 5
Tue Week 6 Problem Set Problem Set
Wed 5.4 The Ideal Gas Law 5.4 Chapter 5
Fri 5.5 Applications of the Ideal Gas Law: Molar Volume, Density and Molar Mass of a Gas 5.5 Chapter 5

Week 7, October 5
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon 5.6 Mixtures of Gases and Partial Pressures
5.7 Gases in Chemical Reactions: Stoichiometry Revisited
5.8 Kinetic Molecular Theory: A Model for Gases
5.9 Mean Free Path, Diffusion , and Effusion of Gases
5.10 Real Gases: The Effects of Size and Intermolecular Forces
5.6-5.10 Chapter 5
Tue

Week 7 Problem Set

Problem Set
Exam #2
Wed Chapter 6: Thermochemistry
6.1 Chemical Hand Warmers
6.2 The Nature of Energy: Key Definitions
6.3 The First Law of Thermodynamics: There is No Free Lunch
6.1-6.3 Chapter 6
Fri 6.4 Quantifying Heat and Work 6.4 Chapter 6

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Week 8, October 12
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Fall Break, No Class
Tue Fall Break, No Class
Wed 6.5 Measuring E for Chemical Reactions: Constant-Volume Calorimetry
6.6 Enthalpy: The Heat Evolved in a Chemical Reaction at Constant Pressure
6.7 Constant-Pressure Calorimetry: Measuring Hrxn
6.5-6.7
Fri 6.8 Relationships involving Hrxn
6.9 Enthalpies of Reaction from Standard Heats of Formation
6.8-6.9 Chapter 6

Week 9, October 19
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon 6.8 Relationships involving Hrxn
6.9 Enthalpies of Reaction from Standard Heats of Formation
6.8-6.9 Chapter 6
Tue

Week 9 Problem Set

Problem Set
Wed Chapter 7: The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
7.1 Schrodinger's Cat
7.2 The Nature of Light
7.3 Atomic Spectroscopy and the Bohr Model
7.4 The Wave Nature of Matter: the de Broglie Wavelength, the Uncertainty Principle, and Indeterminancy
7.5 Quantum Mechanics and the Atom
7.1-7.5 Chapter 7
Some Humor
Fri 7.6 The Shapes of Atomic Orbitals 7.6 Chapter 7

Week 10, October 26
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Quiz Errors
Review
Laboratory Discussions
Tue pHET Simulation on photoelectric effect
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013
Charcoal grill Problem
Review Exam 3 challenge question
pHET Simulation
Nobel Prize 2013
Charcoal grill Problem
Exam #3
Wed Chapter 8: Periodic Properties of the Elements
8.1 Nerve Signal Transmission
8.2 The Development of the Periodic Table
8.3 Electron Configurations: How Electrons Occupy Orbitals
8.4 Electron Configurations, Valence Electrons, and the Periodic Table
8.1-8.4 Chapter 8
Fri 8.5 The Explanatory Power of the Quantum-Mechanical Model
8.6 Periodic Trends in the Size of Atoms and Effective nuclear Charge
8.7 Ions: Electron Configurations, Magnetic Properties, Ionic Radii, and Ionization Energy
8.8 Electron Affinities and Metallic Character
8.5-8.8 Chapter 8

Week 11, November 2
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Chapter 9: Chemical Bonding I: The Lewis Model
9.1 Bonding Models and AIDS Drugs
9.2 Types of Chemical Bonds
9.3 Representing Valence Electrons with Dots 9.4 Ionic Bonding: Lewis Structures and Lattice Energies
9.1-9.4 Chapter 9
Tue
9.5 Covalent Bonding: Lewis Structures
9.5 Chapter 9
Wed
9.5 Covalent Bonding: Lewis Structures
9.5 Chapter 9
Fri 9.6 Electronegativity and Bond Polarity
9.7 Lewis Structures of Molecular Compounds and Polyatomic Ions
9.6-9.7 Chapter 9

Week 12,November 9
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon NMR and Molecular Structure Chapter 9
Tue Molecular Structure Problem Set #1
Wed 9.8 Resonance and Formal Charge
9.9 Exceptions to the Octet Rule: Odd-Electron Species, Incomplete Octets, and Expanded Octets
9.8-9.9 Chapter 9
Fri 9.10 Bond Energies and Bond Lengths
9.11 Bonding in Metals: The Electron Sea Model
9.10-9.11 Chapter 9

Week 13, November 16
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Chapter 10: Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory
10.1 Artificial Sweeteners: Fooled by Molecular Shape
10.2 VSEPR Theory: The Five Basic Shapes 10.3 VSEPR Theory: The Effect of Lone Pairs
10.4 VSEPR Theory: Predicting Molecular Geometries
10.1-10.4 Chapter 10
Tue Elemental Analysis and Molecular Structure Problem Set
Wed 10.5 Molecular Shape and Polarity 10.6 Valence Bond Theory: Orbital Overlap as a Chemical
10.7 Valence Bond Theory: Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
10.5-10.7 Chapter 10
Fri 10.7 Valence Bond Theory: Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals 10.7 Chapter 10

Week 14, November 23
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon 10.7 Valence Bond Theory: Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals 10.7 Chapter 10
Tue Molecular Structure Problem Set #2 
Exam #4
Wed 10.8 Molecular Orbital Theory: Electron Delocalization 10.8 Chapter 10
Thursday
Fri
Thanksgiving Break

Week 15, November 30
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon 11.1 Climbing Geckos and Intermolecular Forces
11.2 Solids, Liquids, and Gases: A Molecular Comparison
11.3 Intermolecular Forces: The Forces That Hold Condensed States Together
11.4 Intermolecular Forces in Action: Surface Tension, Viscosity, and Capillary Action
11.1-11.4 Chapter 11
Tue First Semester Review Problem Set b Problem Set
Wed 11.5 Vaporization and Vapor Pressure
11.6 Sublimation and Fusion
11.7 Heating Curve for Water
11.8 Phase Diagrams
11.9 Water: An Extraordinary Substance
11.5-11.9 Chapter 11
Fri Seminar

Week 16, December 7
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Fri Final Exam 10:15 to 12:15