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Chemistry 121: Structural Chemistry, with Application to Chemistry of the Elements

Course Level: 
First Year
Academic Year: 
2014/2015

New Textbook: Chemistry 121: Integrated Resource Package

Atomic Structure and Periodic Properties 
Atomic Structure 
Atomic Weight 
Periodic Table of the Elements 
Valence Electrons 
Periodic Properties

Ionic Compounds: Representative Chemistry of the s-Block Elements 
Chemical Bonding 
The Alkali Metals 
Alkaline Earth Metals 
Rationalizing the Observed Structure and Reactivity of s-Block Elements

Covalent Bonding & Chemical Structure Representation
Covalent vs. Ionic Bonding 
Polar Covalent Bonding 
Lewis Structures of Polyatomic Species
How to Draw Lewis Structures
Resonance Structures 
Exceptions to the Octet Rule

Molecular Shape and Properties of Substances 
Molecular Shape 
How to Determine Molecular Shape Using the VSEPR Model
Physical Properties

Applications of Lewis and VSEPR: Representative Chemistry of the p-Block Elements 
Chemistry of the p-Block Elements

Quantum Mechanics and Orbitals 
Overview 
Interaction of Light with Matter
Wavelike Properties of Subatomic Particles 
Particle-in-a-box
The Electron in the Hydrogen Atom 
Graphical Representations of Atomic Orbitals

Spectroscopy of One-Electron Species 
Energies of Hydrogen Wavefunctions (Orbitals)
Interaction of Light with Matter

Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms 
Arrangement of Electrons in Multielectron Species 
Magnetic Properties

Valence Bond Theory
Why Valence Bond Theory (VBT) is Needed: Limitations of Lewis and VSEPR Theories
Valence Bond Theory
Hybridization
Valence Bond Theory and Complex Chemical Systems

Molecular Orbital Theory
Molecular Orbital Theory – An Introduction
Molecular Orbitals of Second Row Homonuclear Diatomic Species

Applications of Chemistry in Materials Science & Microelectronics 
Bonding in Metals
Band Theory and Conductivity
Applications of Semiconductors in Microelectronics