This page contains information which is specific to Professor Roussel's sections 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. 5||Introductory lecture|
|Sept. 7||Atoms||Sections 1.6 and 2.5|
|Sept. 10||Nuclear reactions and radiation||Sections 25.1, 25.4 and 25.6|
|Sept. 12||Nuclear stability||Sections 25.1 and 25.6|
|Sept. 17||Kinetics of radioactive decay||Section 25.2|
|Sept. 19||Light||Section 6.1|
|Sept. 19||Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy||Sections 6.2 and 6.3|
|Sept. 21||Hydrogenic orbitals||Sections 6.3 and 6.4|
|Sept. 26||Multielectron atoms||Sections 7.1, 7.2 and 7.4|
|Oct. 1||Periodic trends||Sections 7.3 and 7.4|
|Oct. 3||Metals and crystal structures||Sections 8.7 and 11.6|
|Oct. 5||Chemistry of the alkali metals||Sections 13.3, 23.4 (production of sodium), 23.5 (chlor-alkali process)|
|Oct. 10||Ionic compounds||Sections 2.8, 8.2 and 11.6|
|Oct. 12||The alkaline earth metals||Sections 13.2, 13.4 and page 491–492 (water softening)|
|Oct. 15||The group 13 metals||Section 13.5 and pages 1057–1060|
|Oct. 17||Covalent bonding and Lewis structures||Sections 8.1, 8.3–8.6|
|Oct. 22||Molecular shape||Chapter 9|
|Oct. 29||Intermolecular forces||Section 11.3|
|Oct. 31||Kinetic molecular theory of gases||Pages 173–177 and section 4.6|
|Nov. 2||Hydrogen||Sections 13.1 and 16.1, and pages 1061–1063|
|Nov. 5||Lewis acids and bases||Section 16.8|
|Nov. 5||The halogens||Sections 13.9 and pages 807–811|
|Nov. 7||The chalcogens||Section 13.8, and pages 743–744, 1043 and 1064–1066|
|Nov. 9||Group 15||Section 13.7 and pages 644–647|
|Nov. 19||Group 14 and boron||Sections 13.5 and 13.6|
|Nov. 21||Introduction to transition metal chemistry||Sections 24.1 and 24.3|
|Nov. 23||Crystal field theory||Section 24.4|
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