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Last Updated: Wednesday Sept. 6, 2000

Chapters 6,7,8
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Drill and Practice

Atomic Structure 

Atomic Electron Configurations and Chemical Periodicity 
Introduction to Chemistry 

Atomic Structure  
Chemical Equations 
Product Formation 

Review on Atomic Spectra 

Review on Formulas  

Review on Formulas and Moles 

Review on Chemical Reactions  

Review on Stoichiometry  

First Unit Review 






Chapter 27
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Laboratory Labs

Thermodynamics and Equilibrium 

  1. The Acid in Water Puzzle 
  2. Luminol 
Thermodynamics in Chemistry 

Chemical Energy 
Hess's Law 
Enthalpy of Formation 
Gibbs Free Energy 
Putting It All Together 
Step One 
Step Two 
Step Three

Review on Thermochemistry 

Second Unit Review 

Chapter 20, Thermodynamics 
Homework Problem Set 














Chapters 13,14
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Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization, Molecular Orbitals, and Metallic Bonding. 

Laboratory Labs

Ionic and Covalent Bonding  

  1. Colors of Transition Metal Ions 
  2. Conductivity of Ionic and Covalent Solutions 
Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory 
  1. Molecular Geometry and Geometric Isomers 
  2. Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models 
  3. Tetrahedron From Four Balloons* 
  4. Tetrahedron Model - see Molecular Geometry... 
States of Matter; Liquids and Solids  
  1. Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models 
  2. Critical Temperature
Nature of the Substance and Chemical Bonding 

An Overview of Bonding 

Bonding in Perspective 
Covalent Bonding 
Ionic Bonding 
Polar Bonding 
Identifying Bonds 

Molecular Structures 

Electron Dot Structures 
Octet Rule 
Exceptions to the Octet Rule 
Bond Energy 

The Shape of Molecules 

Molecules and Geometric Shapes 
Polar Molecules 
Hydrogen Bonds 
Forces Between Nonpolar Molecules 

More About Bonding 

Hydrogen Bonds 

Forces Between Nonpolar Molecules

Review on Periodicity and Bonding  

Electronegativity Differences - Bond Types  

Chapter 9, Bonding and Molecular Structure Homework Problem Set 

Chapter 10, Hybrid and Molecular Orbitals Homework Problem Set 

Assignment #1 

Assignment #2 


Test :
Unit II Naure of the Substance 

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Principles of Reactivity: Chemical Kinetics 

Principles of Reactivity: Chemical Equilibria 
Laboratory Labs

Rates of Reaction: 

  1. Ash Catalyzes the Combustion of Sugar 
  2. Briggs-Rausher Oscillating Reaction 
  3. Surface Area and Rxn Rate: The Flammability of Powder & Steel Wool 
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide Iodine Clock: The Oxidation of Potassium Iodide by H2O2 
  5. Light Catalyzed Bromination of Hexanes and Aromatic Compounds 
  6. Liver and Peroxide 
  7. Lysozyme Molecular Model with Model of Saccharide - see Molecular Models... 
  8. Oscillating Methanol Explosion 
  9. "Rossini, William Tell, and The Iodine Clock Reaction" 
Chemical Equilibrium; Gaseous Reactions:  
  1. Briggs-Rauscher Oscillating Clock Reaction 
  2. Burning of Methane - see Types of Chemical Reactions 
  3. Effect of pH on Solubility 
  4. Limewater as Indicator of CO2 
  5. Le Chatelier's Principle 
  6. Oscillating Methanol Explosion 
Chemical Kinetics and Chemical Equilibrium 

Chemical Kinetics And Rate Laws 

What is Chemical Kinetics? 
Reaction Rate 

Practice Problem 

Why Use Rate Laws? 
1st, 2nd, 3rd Order 

Equilibrium Basics 

Defintion of Equilibrium 
Conditions of Equilibrium 

Equilibrium Constant (Concentrations) 

Concentration And Equilibrium 
Equilibrium Constant 

Equilibrium Constant (Pressure) 

Equilibrium And Pressure 
Relationship Between K and Kp 
Using the Equilibrium Constant 

LeChatlier's Principle And It's Applications 

LeChatelier's Principle 
Changing The Concentration 
Adding An Inert Gas 
Changing The Volume Of A Container 
Change In Temp 


Part II "About" Chemistry Notes 



Chapter 15, Kinetics Homework Problem Set 

Cotton Lab 

Iodine Clock Lab 

Equilibrium WS 

Gas Laws WS I 
Gas Laws WS II 

Chapter 12, Gas Law Homework Problem Set 

Rates of Rxn/Equilbrium Labs 

Chapter 16, Chemical Equlibrium Homework Problem Set 


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Solutions and their Behavior 

Laboratory Labs

Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria  

  1. Changing Coordination Numbers: Nickel Complexes 
  2. Oxidation States of Chromium 
  3. Oxidation States of Vanadium 
  4. Effect of pH on Solubility 
  5. Precipitates and Complexes of Nickel (II) 



The Facts About Solutions 

Terms Used In Defining Solutions 
Defining Solutions 
Likes Dissolve Likes 

Freezing Point and Boiling Point Change 

Freezing Point Depression 
Boiling Point Elevation

Chapter 14, Solutions Homework Problem Set 

Chapter 19, Solubility Homework Problem Set 


Chapter 10 
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Principles of Reactivity: The Chemistry of Acids and Bases 

Principles of Reactivity: Reactions between Acids and Bases  Principles of Reactivity: Precipitation Reactions 
Laboratory Labs

Acid-Base Equilibria 

  1. Buffer Action of Alka-Seltzer 
  2. Measurements of pH (compare pH of various solutions with Overhead pH Meter) 
  3. Red Cabbage Juice pH Indicator 
  4. NaOH and CO2: Why it is Important to Keep Standard NaOH Solutions Capped
Acid and Base 

Acid-Base Basics 
Acid-Base Pairs 

Misc Facts About Acids-Bases 
Equilibrium Expression 
Strength Of Acids 
Monoprotic, Diprotic, Triprotic 

More Misc Facts About Acids-Bases 
Water Plays A Role 
pH Scale 

Last Section - Comments 
Acid/Base Titration 

Acid/Base Reactions - Basics 
Acid/Base Reactions - Basics 

Acid and Base Notes  Acid/Base Titration Lab 


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Drill and Practice

Principles of Reactivity: Electron-Transfer Reactions 

Laboratory Labs

Chemical Reactions: Acid-Base and Oxidation-Reduction Concepts  

  1. Acidic and Basic Oxides 
  2. Ammonia Fountain 
  3. Ammonium Chloride Ring 
  4. Buffer Action of Alka-Seltzer 
  5. Copper Plating a Nail 
  6. The Magic Wand (Reaction of Potassium Chlorate and Sugar) 
  7. Measurements of pH (compare pH of various solutions with Overhead pH Meter) 
  8. Red Cabbage Juice pH Indicator 
  9. Redox Reaction with Manganese (disproportionation) 
  10. Oxidation States of Chromium 
Oxidation/Reduction Reactions 

Oxidation-Reduction Reactions 
Redox Basics 
Assigning Oxidation Numbers - Examples 
Terms Used In Redox Reactions 
Balancing Redox Reactions 

Galvanic Cells 
Galvanic Cells 
About Galvanic Cells 
Using The Power 

Cell Potential/Voltage 
Cell Potentials 
Reduction Potentials 
Voltage And Work 

Corrosion And Electrolysis 
Preventing Corrosion 

Chapter 21, Electrochemistry Homework Problem Set 


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Drill and Practice

Organic Nomenclature Practice - Download Software Site 

Laboratory Labs

Organic Chemistry  

  1. The Alkanes (Samples) 
  2. Colorful Oxidation of Alcohols 
  3. Light Catalyzed Bromination of Hexanes and Aromatic Compounds 
  4. Nylon 6-10 
  5. Odorivectors 
  6. Polymers 
  7. Polyurethane 
  8. Preparation of Acetylene (an Alkyne): The Caving Helmet 
  9. Soap Suds Titration 
  10. Solubility of Alcohol 
  11. Space-filling Models of CH4 
  12. Sugars (Samples)* 
  13. Tetrahedron From Four Balloons* 
  14. Tetrahedron Molecular Model - see Molecular Geometry... 
  15. Tollen's Test for Aldehydes and Ketones (The Silver Mirror) 
  1. Column Chromatography
  2. DNA Models - see Molecular Model Sets and Molecular Models 
  3. Liver and Peroxide 
  4. Lysozyme Molecular Model with Model of Saccharide - see Molecular Models... 

Types of molecules 
Families of organic compounds 
Properties of organic compounds 
Organic chemical reactions



Nuclear Chemistry 


Chapter 24, Nuclear Chemistry Homework Problem Set 

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