This page contains information which is specific to section B of the course. General information can be obtained from the class web site. In particular, assignments, practice tests and other study materials can be accessed from there.
The textbook is an extremely valuable learning resource. Think of it as another view of the material we are covering this term. You are strongly encouraged to read the material indicated in the table below. If you have time, it wouldn't be a bad idea to read the relevant sections before class. Alternatively you can use the textbook to clarify issues when you're working on problems or studying for a test.
|Date||Lecture slides||Textbook readings|
|Sept. 3||Introductory lecture|
|Sept. 5||Atoms||Section 2.5|
|Sept. 8||Nuclear reactions and radiation||Sections 25.1, 25.4 and 25.6|
|Sept. 12||Nuclear stability||Sections 25.1 and 25.6|
|Sept. 15||Kinetics of radioactive decay||Section 25.2. It may also be useful to read the more general material on chemical kinetics (focusing on material relevant to first-order processes) on pages 548–550 and section 14.4.|
|Sept. 17||Light||Section 6.1|
|Sept. 22||Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy||Sections 6.2 and 6.3|
|Sept. 24||Hydrogenic orbitals||Sections 6.3 and 6.4|
|Sept. 29||Multielectron atoms||Sections 7.1, 7.2 and 7.4|
|Oct. 3||Periodic trends||Section 7.3|
|Oct. 8||Chemistry of the alkali metals||Sections 2.8, 8.7, 13.3, 23.4, 23.5|
|Oct. 15||The alkaline earth metals||Sections 13.2, 13.4 and page 482|
|Oct. 17||The group 13 metals||Section 13.5 and pages 1031–1034|
|Oct. 22||Covalent bonding and Lewis structures||Sections 8.1, 8.3–8.6|
|Oct. 27||Molecular shape||Chapter 9|
|Nov. 5||Intermolecular forces||Section 11.3|
|Nov. 7||Chromatography||Pages 990–991|
|Nov. 10||Hydrogen||Section 13.1 and pages 1035–1037|
|Nov. 10||Lewis acids and bases||Section 16.8|
|Nov. 12||The halogens||Section 13.9 and pages 787–790|
|Nov. 14||The chalcogens||Section 13.8 and pages 1017, 1038–1039|
|Nov. 17||Group 15||Section 13.7 and pages 631–633|
|Nov. 19||Group 14 and boron||Section 13.6 and pages 508–509|
|Nov. 21||Introduction to transition metal chemistry||Sections 24.1 and 24.3|
|Nov. 24||Crystal field theory||Section 24.4|
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