The Course

Course Materials by Unit

Unit A

Matter & Measurement

An introduction to chemistry, the study of matter and its changes.

Basic Algebra, Laboratory Best Practices, Physical/Chemical Properties & Changes, Measurement, Significant Figures, Density, Percent Error, Unit Conversion

Unit B

The Atom

Atoms are the building blocks of matter; comprised of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

History of Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, Protons/Atomic Number, Electrons, Ions, Electron Configuration, Ground State vs. Excited State, Neutrons, Mass Number, Isotopes, Atomic Mass

Unit C

Periodic Table

We explore the immense usefulness of the periodic table of the elements.

Development, General Structure, Metals, Nonmetals, Metalloids, Groups vs. Periods, Electron Configuration, Valence Electrons, Atomic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electronegativity

Unit D

Bonding

How atoms get together to form different substances is fascinating.

Lewis Dot Diagrams, Valence Electrons, Octet Rule, Bond Types (Ionic, Covalent, Metallic), Bond Polarity, Molecular Geometry (VSEPR), Molecule Polarity

Unit E

Names & Formulas

We've got to know what to call them, and the rules vary by bond type.

Writing Ionic Formulas, Naming Basic Ionic Compounds, Naming Multivalent Metal Compounds, Naming Polyatomic Ion Compounds, Naming Basic Covalent Compounds and Acids

Unit F

The Mole

The chemistry version of a dozen, moles are how we count a huge number of tiny particles.

What's a mole?, Mole-Particle Conversions, Mole-Mass Conversions, Empirical vs. Molecular Formulas, Percent Composition, Determining Formulas from Data

Unit G

Chemical Reactions

We explore the different ways in which matter reacts.

Law of Conservation of Mass, Writing Balanced Equations, Synthesis, Decomposition, Combustion, Single Replacement, Double Replacement

Unit H

Stoichiometry

We use ratios between reactants and products to calculate amounts in a chemical reaction.

The Balanced Equation is a Recipe, Molar Ratios, Mole-Mole Stoichiometry, Mass-Mass Stoichiometry, Limiting & Excess Reactants, Percent Yield

Unit I

Gases

Gases have no definite shape or volume and many are invisible. Let's study them.

Kinetic Molecular Theory, Temperature Scales, Pressure Scales, Boyle's Law, Charles's Law, Gay-Lussac's Law, Avogadro's Law, Combined Gas Law, Ideal Gas Law, Molar Volume, Gas Stoichiometry

Unit J

Heat

All reactions involve some sort of heat transfer.

Phases of Matter, Phase Changes, Entropy, Heating & Cooling Curves, Calorimetry, Heat of Fusion, Heat of Vaporization, Combining Heat Equations

Unit K

Solutions

Unit L

Kinetics & Equilibrium

Unit M

Acids, Bases, & Salts

Unit N

Nuclear Chemistry

Unit O

Organic Chemistry

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