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General Chemistry II

Key course resources

Lectures

Date Lecture slides Textbook readings
Jan. 9 Introduction to the molecular orbital theory Review: sections 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 8.6 and 9.1. New: pages 379–382 (1st ed.), or 386–389 (2nd ed.)
Jan. 11 LCAO-MO theory for homonuclear diatomic molecules Pages 382–386 (1st ed.), or 390–393 (2nd ed.)
Jan. 16 LCAO-MO theory for heteronuclear diatomic molecules Pages 386–387 (1st ed.), or 394–395 (2nd ed.)
Jan. 18 Molecular spectroscopy of diatomic molecules
Jan. 18 Molecular orbitals for polyatomic molecules Pages 387–388 (1st ed.), or page 395 (2nd ed.)
Jan. 23 Vibrational spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules Review: section 9.2. New: pages 986–988 and 215–216 (1st ed.), or 1012–1014 and 222–223 (2nd ed.)
Jan. 25 Band theory of bonding in crystalline solids Section 8.7, and pages 430–432 (1st ed.) or 438–440 (2nd ed.)
Jan. 30 Valence bond theory Sections 10.1 and 10.2
Jan. 30 Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics Review: section 5.6. New: Pages 748–761 (1st ed.) or 766–780 (2nd ed.)
Feb. 6 Free energy Pages 761–764 and 772–775 (1st ed.), or 780–783 and 791–796 (2nd ed.)
Feb. 8 Chemical equilibrium Pages 463–464, 469–471, 476–477, 651–653 and 769–771 (1st ed.), or 470–471, 477–479, 484–485, 665–667 and 791 (2nd ed.); and sections 15.5, 16.4
Feb. 13 Temperature dependence of the equilibrium constant Pages 628–629 (1st ed.) or 642 (2nd ed.)
Feb. 27 Phase diagrams Pages 406–407 (1st ed.) or 413–415 (2nd ed.)
Feb. 27 Redox reactions Section 19.1
Mar. 6 Electrochemistry Sections 19.2, 19.3 [only pages 803–807 (1st ed.) or 826–829 (2nd ed.)] and 19.4
Mar. 8 Batteries and fuel cells Sections 19.5
Mar. 8 Introduction to organic chemistry Sections 20.1, 20.2, 20.4–20.6 but skip any material about nomenclature
Mar. 15 Reactions of organic compounds Sections 21.1, 21.2, 21.5
Mar. 22 Organic acids Review: sections 16.1, 16.2. New: sections 16.4, 21.2
Mar. 27 Organic bases Sections 16.3, 16.4, 16.7

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