University of Texas
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.
One of the 3 basics forms of matter, gases are an important part of chemistry. Their physical behavior can be modeled and described mathematically.
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.
A molecule is a collection of atoms held together via chemical bonds. An understanding of bonding allows a more thorough knowledge of molecular behavior.
Intermolecular forces govern the physical properties of matter. Gases, liquids, and solids have specific properties that are unique to each state.
All of our observable science is governed by thermodynamics - which is a study of the energy requirements and demands of matter interaction.
Equilibria of the physical states of matter. Thermodynamics of the dissolved state (aqueous) and solubility equilibria.
General equilibrium concepts. Mass action expression. Equilibrium constants and how to create and use a RICE table to solve equilibrium problems.
Acid/Base theory and equilibria. Weak acids and bases, pH, buffers, titrations, and indicators.
Saturated solutions and solubility equilibria.
Chemical kinetics - the rates of chemical reactions. Reaction mechanisms. Reaction coordinates.
Reduction / oxidation or redox reactions. Electrochemical cells. Standard Electrical Potentials. Batteries.
Nuclear reactions and their processes.
A simple introduction to organic chemistry: nomenclature, functional groups, and some reaction types.
An overview of some inorganic chemistry including complexation.
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.
Videos of different lab experiments performed by Dr. Laude.
© 2012-2021 mccord/vandenbout/labrake