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General Chemistry II


From now until the end of term, the course is being virtualized. Video lecture presentations will be posted, with links in the syllabus below. The MWF classes will become drop-in tutorials hosted on Zoom where you can ask any questions you like. You can join the Zoom meeting at 11:00 a.m. MWF starting Wednesday, March 18, here: https://uleth.zoom.us/j/699265416

Key course resources


Lecture slides Textbook readings Video lecture
Introduction to the molecular orbital theory Review: sections 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 8.6 and 9.1. New: pages 386–389
LCAO-MO theory for homonuclear diatomic molecules Pages 390–393
LCAO-MO theory for heteronuclear diatomic molecules Pages 394–395
Molecular spectroscopy of diatomic molecules
Molecular orbitals for polyatomic molecules Page 395
Vibrational spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules Review: section 9.2. New: pages 1012–1014 and 222–223
Band theory of bonding in crystalline solids Section 8.7, and pages 438–440
Valence bond theory Sections 10.1 and 10.2
Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics Review: section 5.6. New: Pages 766–780
Free energy Pages 780–783 and 791–796
Chemical equilibrium Pages 470–471, 477–479, 484–485, 665–667 and 791; and sections 15.5, 16.4
Temperature dependence of the equilibrium constant Page 642
Phase diagrams Pages 413–415
Redox reactions Section 19.1
Electrochemistry Sections 19.2, 19.3 [only pages 826–829] and 19.4
Batteries and fuel cells Section 19.5
Introduction to organic chemistry Sections 20.1, 20.2, 20.4–20.6 but skip any material about nomenclature Video lecture
Reactions of organic compounds Sections 21.1, 21.2, 21.5 Video 1: introduction, Video 2: electrophilic addition
Organic acids: Structural determinants of acidity Review: sections 16.1, 16.2. New: pages 940–943 Video
Acid dissociation equilibria Section 16.4 Video
Organic bases Sections 16.3, 16.4, 16.7 Video

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