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General Chemistry II

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Lectures

Date Lecture slides Textbook readings
Sept. 4 Introduction to bonding theory Review: Sections 4.3, 4.5, 4.6. New: Section 6.1
Sept. 6 H2 Pages 383–386
Sept. 9 LCAO-MO theory for diatomic molecules Pages 386–393
Sept. 16 Molecular spectroscopy Page 251
Sept. 18 Molecular orbitals for polyatomic molecules Sections 7.5, 7.6
Sept. 25 Band theory of bonding in metals Section 7.7
Sept. 30 Valence bond theory Sections 7.1–7.3
Oct. 2 Intermolecular forces in liquids and gases Review: Sections 8.1, 8.2. Section 8.3
Oct. 4 The kinetic molecular theory of matter Section 2.5, pages 101–106, Section 2.7
Oct. 7 Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics Sections 11.1–11.3
Oct. 11 Free energy Review: pages 170–175. Section 11.4
Oct. 25 Chemical equilibrium Sections 13.2 and 13.6; Pages 110–112, 498–503, 763–766
Oct. 28 Temperature dependence of the equilibrium constant Pages 766–768, 814–815
Oct. 30 Phase diagrams Pages 466–471
Nov. 4 Redox reactions Sections 16.1, 16.2
Nov. 6 Electrochemistry Sections 16.3, 16.4, Pages 963–969, 972–976
Nov. 13 Introduction to organic chemistry Pages 19–22, 532–535, 542–544, 563–568
Nov. 20 Reactions of organic compounds Section 10.7
Nov. 22 Organic acids Pages 822–826, 842–844
Nov. 25 Organic bases Pages 826–829, 832–834

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