gchem

general chemistry
University of Texas

1. Fundamentals

Many of the basic concepts that you should already know from your high school chemistry course. A brief introduction to what this course is about.


2. Gases

One of the 3 basics forms of matter, gases are an important part of chemistry. Their physical behavior can be modeled and described mathematically.


3. Atomic Theory

The atom is the basic building block of chemistry. Understanding the structure and energetics of the atom is a key to understanding more complicated particles such as molecules.


4. Bonding

A molecule is a collection of atoms held together via chemical bonds. An understanding of bonding allows a more thorough knowledge of molecular behavior.


5. IMFs

Intermolecular forces govern the physical properties of matter. Gases, liquids, and solids have specific properties that are unique to each state.


(Physical States)

Chapters 2 and 5 combined into one "chapter". Intermolecular forces govern the physical properties of matter. Gases, liquids, and solids have specific properties that are unique to each state.


6. Thermodynamics

All of our observable science is governed by thermodynamics - which is a study of the energy requirements and demands of matter interaction.


7. Physical Equilibria

Equilibria of the physical states of matter. Thermodynamics of the dissolved state (aqueous) and solubility equilibria.


8. Solubility Equilibria

Saturated solutions and solubility equilibria.


9. Chemical Equilibria

General equilibrium concepts. Mass action expression. Equilibrium constants and how to create and use a RICE table to solve equilibrium problems.


10. Acid/Base Equilibria

Acid/Base theory and equilibria. Weak acids and bases, pH, buffers, titrations, and indicators.


11. Kinetics

Chemical kinetics - the rates of chemical reactions. Reaction mechanisms. Reaction coordinates.


12. Electrochemistry

Reduction / oxidation or redox reactions. Electrochemical cells. Standard Electrical Potentials. Batteries.


13. Nuclear Chemistry

Nuclear reactions and their processes.


14. Organic Chemistry

A simple introduction to organic chemistry: nomenclature, functional groups, and some reaction types.


15. Inorganic Chemistry

An overview of some inorganic chemistry including complexation.


(Lab Videos)

Videos of different lab experiments performed by Dr. Laude.