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CHM 203: General Chemistry I

MWF • HLSB 246 • 11:00 AM–12:15 PM (G) • 12:30–1:45 PM (J) • Fall 2017

 

Course Syllabus
Blueline Course Site
Typical Weekly Schedule A Pedagogical Philosophy Academic Resources

Lecture Schedule
Topics may be modified as the semester progresses.
Lecture notes, problem set solutions, and detailed exam solutions will be posted on the course Blueline site.
Week Monday Wednesday Friday
One 8/21/17
8/23/17
Course Introduction
Syllabus
8/25/17
Chemistry and Measurement
§1.1-8
Two 8/28/17
Significant Figures
§1.9-10
8/30/17
Unit Conversions
§1.11
9/01/17
Early Chemical Laws and the Atom
§2.1-9
Three 9/04/17
Labor Day
No lecture
9/06/17
Exam I
Ch. 1
9/08/17
Nomenclature of Simple Molecular and Ionic Compounds
§2.10-12
Four 9/11/17
Chemical Equations, Molar Mass, and Avogadro's Number
§2.9, §3.1-3
9/13/17
Mass of the Holy Spirit
No lecture
9/15/17
Stoichiometry, Limiting Reagent, and Reaction Yield
§3.3-5
Five 9/18/17
Percent Composition and Empirical Formulas
§3.6-7
9/20/17
Solutions and Molarity
§4.1-4
9/22/17
Exam II
Chs. 2-3
Six 9/25/17
Precipitation and Acid-Base Reactions
§4.5-7
9/27/17
Solution Stoichiometry and Titrations; Introduction to Redox Reactions
§4.8-10
9/29/17
Oxidation Numbers, Redox Titrations, and the Activity Series
§4.10-13
Seven 10/02/17
A Prelude to Quantum Mechanics
§5.1-3
10/04/17
Bohr, de Broglie, Heisenberg, and Schrödinger
§5.3-7
10/06/17
Atomic Orbitals and the Aufbau Principle
§5.8-12
Eight 10/09/17
Periodic Properties
§5.13-14
10/11/17
Ionization Energy and Electron Affinity
§6.1-6
10/13/17
Exam III
Chs. 4-5
Fall Break
 
Nine 10/23/17
The Ionic Bond and Lattice Energies
§6.7-8
10/25/17
The Covalent Bond
§7.1-5
10/27/17
Lewis Structures and Formal Charge
§7.6, 8-10
Ten 10/30/17
Molecular Shapes: The VSEPR Model
§8.1
11/01/17
Exam IV
Chs. 6-7
11/03/17
Hybrid Orbitals
§8.3-4
Eleven 11/06/17
Molecular Dipoles and Intermolecular Forces
§8.5-6
11/08/17
Molecular Orbital Theory
§8.7-8
11/10/17
Expansion Work, the First Law, and Enthalpy
§9.1-5
Twelve 11/13/17
Thermochemical Equations and Calorimetry
§9.5-7
11/15/17
Calculating Enthalpy Changes
§9.8-10
11/17/17
The Ideal Gas Law
§10.1-4
Thirteen 11/20/17
Exam V
Chs. 8-9
11/22/17
Thanksgiving Break
No lecture
11/24/17
Thanksgiving Break
No lecture
Fourteen 11/27/17
Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures
§10.5
11/29/17
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
§10.6
12/01/17
Phase Changes and the Clausius-Clapeyron Equation
§11.2-3
Fifteen 12/04/17
The Solid State
§11.4, 6, 8
12/06/17
Ionic Solids and Phase Diagrams
§11.7, 9
12/08/17
Exam VI
Chs. 10-11
Finals Week Comprehensive Final Exam:  Tuesday, Dec 12th
3:30 – 6:00 PM
Location: HLSB 188

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