Professor David Laude

CH301 - Principles of Chemistry I- Fall 2010


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Here you will find my lecture notes for CH301 in chronological order. They provide a relatively concise idea of what I want you to learn from the text.
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Laude's Chemistry MCAT Syllabus Details Summer 2011
10 thoughts on how to approach math problems on standardized tests
A Review of High School Chemistry: Chemical Compounds and Compositional Stoichiometry
A Review of High School Chemistry: Reaction and Solution Stoichiometry
A Review of High School Chemistry: Descriptive Chemistry
A Review of High School Chemistry: Organic Chemistry
Lecture 1: Wave Particle Duality of Light
Lecture 2: The Development of Quantum Mechanics
Lecture 3: Atomic Orbitals in the Hydrogen Atom
Lecture 4: Building Electronic Configurations
Lecture 5: Effective Nuclear Charge Explains Trends in Periodic Table
Lecture 6: Stability of Filled and Half Filled Shells Complicate What We Have Learned So Far
Lecture 7: Drawing Structures of Compounds with Ionic Bonds
Lecture 8: Drawing Structures of Compounds with Covalent Bonds
Lecture 9: Advanced topics: Formal Charge, Electronegativity and Polarizability
Lecture 10: Intro to VSEPR theory--turning 2D Lewis Structures into 3D structures
Lecture 11: VB and VSEPR Theory
Lecture 12: VB Theory Explains How AOs Become MOs
Lecture 13: A Brief Look at Diatoms with MO Theory
Lecture 14: Gases and Gas Law Calculations
Lecture 15: More Advanced Concepts Involving Gases
Lecture 16: Liquids--An Introduction to Intermolecular Forces
Lecture 17: Solution Properties and Intermolecular Forces
Lecture 18: Dr. Laude Hates Solids
Lecture 19: Getting Started on Thermodynamics
Lecture 20: Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs: A Qualitative Look at Thermodynamics
Lecture 21: Pull out your calculator: A Quantitative Look at Thermodynamics
Lecture 22: Statistical Thermodynamics--a look at thermo one atom at a time
Lecture 23: Internal Energy
Lecture 24: Entropy
Lecture 25: Equilibrium and Free Energy