Course Outline

Week 1, January 16
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Wed Introduction
1st Semester Review Problem Set

Syllabus
Problem Set
Problem Set Solutions
Fri Thirsty Solutions: Why You Should Not Drink Seawater
Types of Solutions and Solubility
Energetics of Solution Formation
Solution Equilibrium and Factors Affecting Solubility
Expressing Solution Concentration
12.1-12.5
Chapter 12
Week 2, January 23
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Colligative Properties: Vapor Pressure Lowering, Freezing Point Depression, Boiling Point Elevation, and Osmotic Pressure
Colligative Properties of Strong Electrolyte Solutions
12.6-12.7
Chapter 12
Recitation Colligative Properties Problem Set Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Catching Lizards
The Rate of a Chemical Reaction
The Rate Law: The Effect of Concentration on Reaction Rate
13.1-13.3
Chapter 13
Fri The Integrated Rate Law: The Dependence of Concentration on Time 13.4
Chapter 13
Week 3, January 30
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate 13.5
Chapter 13
Recitation
Kinetics Problem Set Problem Set
Problem Set Graphs
Wed Reaction Mechanisms
Catalysis
13.6-13.7 Chapter 13
Fri Review for Exam

Exam 1, 3:00

Week 4, February 6
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Fetal Hemoglobin and Equilibrium
The Concept of Dynamic Equilibrium
The Equilibrium Constant (K)
14.1-14.3 Chapter 14
Recitation Kinetics and Equilibrium Problem Set
Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Expressing the Equilibrium Constant in Terms of Pressure
Heterogeneous Equilibrium: Reactions Involving Solids and Liquids
14.4-14.5
Chapter 14
Fri Calculating the Equilibrium Constant from Measured Equilibrium Concentrations
The Reaction Quotient: Predicting the Direction of Change
14.6-14.7 Chapter 14
Week 5, February 13
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Finding Equilibrium Concentrations 14.8 Chapter 14
Recitation
Equilibrium Problem Set
Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Finding Equilibrium Concentrations 14.8 Chapter 14
Fri Le Chatelier's Principle: How a System at Equilibrium Responds to Disturbances 14.9 Chapter 14
Week 6, February 20
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Heartburn
The Nature of Acids and Bases
Definitions of Acids and Bases
Acid Strength and the Acid Ionization Constant (Ka)
15.1-15.4 Chapter 15
Recitation Ka Equilibrium Problem Set
Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Autoionization of Water and pH
Finding the [H3O+] and pH of Strong and Weak Acid Solutions
15.5-15.6
Chapter 15
Fri Base Solutions

Exam 2, 3:00

15.7 Chapter 15
Week 7, February 27
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon The Acid-Base Properties of Ions and Salts 15.8 Chapter 15
Recitation Acid Base Problem Set Problem Set
Solutions
Wed The Acid-Base Properties of Ions and Salts 15.8 Chapter 15
Fri Acid Strength and Molecular Structure
Lewis Acids and Bases
15-.15-10 Chapter 15
Week 8, March 6
SPRING BREAK
Week 9, March 13
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon The Danger of Antifreeze
Buffers: Solutions That Resist pH Change
16.1-16.2 Chapter 16
Recitation Buffers Problem Set
Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Buffer Effectiveness: Buffer Range and Buffer Capacity 16.3
Chapter 16
Fri Buffer Effectiveness: Buffer Range and Buffer Capacity 16.3
Chapter 16
Week 10, March 20
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Titrations and pH Curves 16.4 Chapter 16
Recitation Strong Acid Titration Problem Set
Titration Video (© Saunders 1997)
Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Titrations and pH Curves 16.4 Chapter 16
Fri Titrations and pH Curves 16.4 Chapter 16
Week 11, March 27
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Solubility Equilibria and the Solubility Product Constant 16.5 Chapter 16
Recitation Acid-Base Buffers and Titrations Problem Set
Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Precipitation 16.6 Chapter 16
Fri Ksp Problem Set Problem Set
Solutions
Exam 3, 3:00
Week 12, April 3
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Nature's Heat Tax: You Can't Win and You Can't Break Even
Spontaneous and Nonspontaneous Processes
Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer and Changes in the Entropy of the Surroundings
Gibbs Free Energy
17.1-17.5
Chapter 17
Recitation
Wed Entropy Changes in Chemical Reactions: Calculating dSorxn 17.6 Chapter 17
Fri Free Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions: Calculating dGorxn 17.7 Chapter 17
Week 13, April 10
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Free Energy Changes for Nonstandard States: The Relationship between dGorxn and dGrxn 17.8 Chapter 17
Recitation Free Energy Problem Set
Wed Free Energy and Equilibrium: Relating dGorxn and to the Equilibrium Constant (K) 17.9 Chapter 17
Fri Spring Holiday - No Classes
Week 14, April 17
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Pulling the Plug on the Power Grid
Balancing Oxidation-Reduction Equations
Voltaic (or Galvanic) Cells: Generating Electricity from Spontaneous Chemical Reactions
18.1-18.3 Chapter 18
Recitation Balancing Redox Equations Problem Set Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Balancing Oxidation-Reduction Equations 18.2 Chapter 18
Fri Standard Electrode Potentials

Exam 4, 3:00

18.4 Chapter 18
Week 15, April 24
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Cell Potential, Free Energy, and the Equilibrium Constant
Cell potential and Concentration
18.5-18.6 Chapter 18
Recitation Electrochemistry Problem Set Problem Set
Solutions
Wed Batteries: Using Chemistry to Generate Electricity
Electrolysis: Driving Nonspontaneous Chemical Reactions with Electricity
Corrosion: Undesirable Redox Reactions
18.7-18.9 Chapter 18
Fri Student Projects Day, No Class, Attend a Talk!
College of Arts and Science Schedule
School of Engineering Schedule
Week 16, May 1
Day Topic Reading Materials available
Mon Diagnosing Appendicitis
Types of Radioactivity
The Valley of Stability: Predicting the Type of Radioactivity
The Kinetics of Radioactive Decay and Radiometric Dating
19.1-19.4 Chapter 19
Recitation Special Seminar
Wed The Discovery of Fission: The Atomic Bomb and Nuclear Power
Converting Mass to Energy: Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy
Nuclear Fusion: The Power of the Sun
The Effects of Radiation on Life
Radioactivity In Medicine
19.5-19.9 Chapter 19
Fri Review
Week 17, May 8
Day Topic
Wed Final Exam