Bill Vining, SUNY Oneonta

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1. Introduction to Measurement and Matter

Mass and Density

Significant Figures

2a. Elements

Development of Atomic Theory Timeline

Isotopic Abundance and Average Atomic Weight

Mass Spectrometry

Periodic Table

Structures of the Elements I

Structures of the Elements II

Coulomb’s Law

2b. Compounds

Names and Formulas of Ionic Compounds

Naming Oxoacids and Oxoanions

C-13 Spectroscopy

IR Spectroscopy

Organic Line Drawings

Naming Alkanes

3. Stoichiometry

Compounds, Molecules and Moles

Law of Constant Composition

Law of Multiple Proportions

Balancing Chemical Reactions

Limiting Reactants

4. Reactions in Aqueous Solution

Extent of Ionization of Strong and Weak Acids

Solubility of Ionic Compounds

Acid-Base Titrations

Addition Reactions of Alkenes

5. Thermochemistry

Specific Heat Capacity

Thermal Energy Transfer between Substances

Energetics of Changes of State

Heating Curves

Bomb Calorimetry

Hess’s Law

6. Electromagnetic Radiation and Orbitals

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Photoelectric Effect

Atomic Absorption and Emission in Hydrogen

Shells, Subshells and Orbitals

Orbital Shapes

7. Electron Configurations and Periodic Properties

Effective Nuclear Charge

Atomic Orbital Energies

Electron Configurations of the Elements

Electron Pairing and Magnetic Behavior

Electron Configuration of Ions

Periodic Table and Periodic Properties

Sizes of Atoms and Ions

8. Molecular Structure, Lewis Structures and VSEPR

Bond Energy and Enthalpy Change

Shapes of Molecules with 2 - 6 Structural Electron Pairs

Bonding in Sodium Perborate

Structure of Silicon – Oxygen Compounds

9. Valence Bond Theory and Molecular Orbital Theory

Conformations of Butane

Conversion between cis- and trans-butene

Structure and Bonding of Benzene and Allene

Metallic Bonding and Band Theory

Bonding and Electronic Structure in Transition Metal Coordination Compounds

UV – Vis Spectroscopy in Transition Metal Coordination Compounds

10. Gases

Avogadro’s Law

Boyle’s Law

Charles’s Law

The Ideal Gas Law

Gas Density

The Kinetic Molecular Theory

Boltzmann Distribution of Molecular Speeds


Calculation of the Temperature of a Planet

11. Intermolecular Forces and Properties of Liquids

Vapor Pressure Curves for Liquids

The Clausius – Clapyron Equation

Boiling Point Trends for Organic Compounds

12. Solids

The NaCl Crystal Lattice

The Born – Haber Cycle

13. Solutions

Henry’s Law

14. Kinetics

Instantaneous Rate from Concentration-Time Curves

Concentration Dependence of Reaction Rates

Graphical Method for Determining the Rate Equation

Reaction Coordinate Diagrams

Reaction Coordinate Diagrams and Temperature Dependence of Rate

Boltzmann Diagrams with Temperature and Activation Energy Control of Reaction Rate

Arrhenius Plots

Selectivity in Chemical Reactions


15. Equilibrium


Effect of Volume Changes on Equilibria

Equilibrium Systems and Constants

Le Châtelier’s Principle; Disturbing an Equilibrium

The Equilibrium State

The Meaning of the Equilibrium Constant: Molecular View

Use Q and K to Determine if a System is at Equilibrium

Water Tank Equilibrium


16. Acid-Base Equilibria

Alpha Plots

Alpha Plots and pH Plots for Diprotic Acids

Buffer Solutions

pH of Buffer Solutions

pH Titration Curves

Preparing Buffer Solutions

The Carbonate System Alpha Plot

The Common Ion Effect in Acid-Base Systems



18. Solubility Equilibria

Ksp and Precipitation Reactions

Solubility and pH

The Common Ion Effect in Solubility Systems

The Solubility Product Constant


19. Entropy and Free Energy

Entropy and Probability

Extraction of Metals from Metal Ores

Free Energy and Temperature

Reaction Coordinate Diagrams: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and the Equilibrium Constant

Second Law of Thermodynamics


20. Electrochemistry


Relate cell, Δ, and K

Standard Cell Potentials


22. Organic Chemistry

Addition Reactions of Alkenes

Naming Alkanes


23. Transition Metal Coordination Chemistry

Electronic Structure in Transition Metal Complexes

Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Complexes


24. Nuclear Chemistry

A Geiger Counter

Binding Energy

Half Life: Atomic View

Radioactivity: Penetrating Power

Stability of Isotopes

Types of Enriched Uranium



Environmental Chemistry

Calculation of Temperature of a Planet