KU Spring 2010 Course Schedule

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Spring 2010 General Chemistry Schedule

Date Wiki Link to Lecture Topic (Moodle Homework Link)
The Ambit of Chemistry
M 1/18Martin Luther King Day
W 1/20Introduction: The Ambit of Chemistry (Quiz 1/18-1/27)
F 1/22What Chemists Do (Quiz 1/20-1/27)
Handling Large and Small Numbers (Quiz 1/20-1/27)
Measurements      (last day to drop with W is 1/24/2010 at midnight)
M 1/25The International System of Units (SI) (Quiz 1/22-2/1)
SI Prefixes
Measurements, Quantities, and Unity Factors (Quiz 1/22-2/1)
W 1/27Volume

Density (Quiz 1/25-2/3)
Conversion Factors and Functions (Quiz 1/25-2/3)

F 1/29Errors in Measurement (Quiz 1/27-2/5)
Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Reactions; Atomic Theory: The Nucleus
M 2/1Introduction: Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Reactions
Macroscopic Properties and Microscopic Models (Quiz 1/29-2/8)
The Atomic Theory (Quiz 1/29-2/8)
Macroscopic and Microscopic Views of a Chemical Reaction
Testing the Atomic Theory
Atomic Weights
W 2/3The Structure of Atoms: The Nuclear Atom
Radiation (2/1-2/10)
The Nucleus (2/1-2/10)
Atomic Structure and Isotopes (2/1-2/10)
Isotopes (Quiz 2/1-2/10)
F 2/5Transmutation and Radioactivity (Quiz 2/3-2/12)
Atomic Weight and Amount of Substance
M 2/8Quiz 1
W 2/10Nuclear Chemistry: Mass-Energy Relationships
The Structure of Atoms: Average Atomic Weights(amu) (Quiz 2/8-2/17)


The Structure of Atoms: Measurement of Atomic Weights

F 2/12Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Reactions: The Amount of Substance: Moles
The Mole
The Amount of Substance
The Avogadro Constant (2/10-2/19)
The Molar Mass (2/10-2/19)
Formulas and Equations
M 2/15Formulas and Composition (2/13-2/22)
W 2/17Balancing Chemical Equations (2/15-2/24)
F 2/19Test I
Using Chemical Equations in Calculations: Stoichiometry
M 2/22Using Chemical Equations in Calculations
Equations and Mass Relationships (2/19-3/1)
W 2/24The Limiting Reagent (2/22-3/3)
F 2/26Percent Yield (2/24 – 3/5)
Analysis of Compounds (2/24-3/5)
Solutions
M 3/1Solution Concentrations (2/28-3/15)


Diluting and Mixing Solutions (2/28-3/15)

W 3/3Titrations (3/1-3/17)
F 3/5Quiz 2
M 3/8-F 3/12Spring Break
Thermochemistry
M 3/15Using Chemical Equations in Calculations: Thermochemistry
Energy (3/3-3/22)
Thermodynamics: Atoms, Molecules and Energy: Heat Capacities (3/3 – 3/22)
Thermodynamic Terms and Conventions (3/3 – 3/22)
W 3/17Measuring the Enthalpy Change (calorimetry; not "constant volume calorimetry") ((3/15-3/24)

Using Chemical Equations in Calculations: Thermochemical Equations (3/15-3/24)

F 3/19Hess' Law (3/17 – 3/26)
Standard Enthalpies of Formation (3/17 – 3/26)
Phase Transitions: Gases
M 3/22Solids, Liquids and Solutions: [Phase Transitions]
Enthalpy of Fusion and Enthalpy of Vaporization (3/19-3/29)
W 3/24Gases
Properties of Gases (3/22-3/31)


Pressure
Measurement of Pressure (3/22 – 3/31)

F 3/26Gas Laws
Avogadro's Law
Boyle's Law
Charles's Law (3/24 – 4/2)
Ideal Gas Law; Dalton’s Law; Kinetic Theory of Gases
M 3/29The Ideal Gas Equation (3/26 – 4/5)
The Law of Combining Volumes
Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures (3/26 – 4/5)
W 3/31Postulates of the Kinetic Theory
Kinetic Theory of Gases:Molecular Speeds
Kinetic Theory of Gases: Kinetic Theory of Gases: Graham's Law of Diffusion (3/29 – 4/7)
F 4/2Policy.doc Last day for Penalty-free withdrawal

Test II

The Electronic Structure of Atoms
M 4/5[ Groups of Related Elements;The Periodic Table;Valence ]

The Electronic Structure of Atoms
The Structure of Atoms: The Electron (4/2 – 4/12)
Electrons and Valence
Lewis Diagrams (4/2 – 4/12)

W 4/7The Wave Nature of the Electron (4/5-4/14)
F 4/9Wave Mechanics (4/7-4/16)
The Uncertainty Principle
Orbitals and Electronic Configurations
M 4/12Electron Waves in the Hydrogen Atom
Orbitals (4/9-4/19)
W 4/14Quantum Numbers
[ Coulomb’s Law;Potential Energy; Electron Density and Potential Energy ]
Electron Configurations(4/12-4/21)
F 4/16Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table (4/2-4/23)(4/14-4/23)
Chemical Bonding, e- Pairs and Octets: Ions and Noble-Gas Electron Configurations (4/14-4/26)
The Octet Rule
Physical Properties of Ionic Compounds
Chemical Properties of Ionic Compounds
Binary Ionic Compounds and Their Properties
Chemical Bonding - Electron Pairs and Octets (4/16-4/26)
Ionic and Covalent Bonds
M 4/19 Periodic Variation in Atomic Sizes
Ionic Bonding (4/16-4/26)
Energy and the Formation of Ions (4/16-4/26)
The Ionic Crystal Lattice
Periodic Variation in Ionization Energies (4/16-4/26)
Periodic Variation in Electron Affinities (4/16-4/26)
W 4/21The Covalent Bond
Covalent Molecules and the Octet Rule ((4/19-4/28)
Writing Lewis Structures for Molecules
Examples of Lewis Structures
Polyatomic Ions
Ionic Compounds Containing Polyatomic Ions (4/19-4/28)
F 4/23Further Aspects of Covalent Bonding: The Shapes of Molecules
Molecules with Lone Pairs
Multiple Bonds and Molecular Shapes (4/21-4/30)
Further Aspects of Covalent Bonding
M 4/26Resonance(4/23-4/30)
Hybrid Orbitals (4/23-4/30)
Orbital Descriptions of Multiple Bonds
W 4/28Polarizability
Electronegativity ((4/26-4/30)
Polarity in Polyatomic Molecules (4/26-4/30)
F 4/30Discussion/Quiz
M 5/3 – F 5/7Final Exams. Schedule: [1]
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