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Fall Semester

Unit 0: Introduction to Chemistry

Textbook Chapters: 1, 5
  1. What is chemistry?
  2. History of chemistry
  3. Scientific method
  4. Lab safety
  5. Lab equipment
  6. Measurements
  7. Scientific notation
  8. Significant figures
  9. SI Units
  10. Length, Volume, and Mass
  11. Temperature
  12. Density
  13. Equivalence statements
  14. Dimensional analysis
  15. Mathematics
  16. Unit 0: Assessment


Unit 1: Atomic and Molecular Structure

Textbook Chapters: 2, 3, 11, and 19
  1. Matter: Introduction
  2. States of matter
  3. Physical properties
  4. Chemical properties
  5. Mixtures and Pure substances
  6. Elements, Compounds, and Molecules
  7. The Periodic Table
  8. Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids
  9. Major groups
  10. Periodicity
  11. The Structure of the Atom
  12. Dalton atomic theory
  13. Thomson atomic model
  14. Rutherford atomic model
  15. Bohr model
  16. Wave-mechanical model
  17. Standard model
  18. Fundamental particles: Protons, Neutrons, Electrons, and Quarks
  19. Isotopes
  20. Light and Electromagnetic spectrum
  21. Waves
  22. Emission spectra
  23. Orbitals
  24. Electron configurations
  25. Nuclear radiation
  26. Half-life
  27. Fission and Fusion
  28. Nuclear Chemistry
  29. Unit 1: Assessment


Unit 2: The Chemical Bonds, Biochemistry

Textbook Chapters: 4, 12, and 21
  1. Forces of nature
  2. Electrostatic charges
  3. Electronegativity
  4. Chemical Bonds
  5. Ion formation
  6. Common ions
  7. Ionic bonds
  8. Binary ionic compounds
  9. Metallic bonds
  10. Covalent bonds
  11. Octet rule and Duet rule
  12. Lewis structures
  13. Organic Chemistry
  14. Hydrocarbons
  15. Biochemistry
  16. Proteins
  17. Nucleic acids
  18. Carbohydrates
  19. Lipids
  20. Unit 2: Assessment


Unit 3: The Conservation of Matter and Stoichiometry

Textbook Chapters: 6 - 9
  1. Nomenclature
  2. Chemical Formulas
  3. The Mole
  4. Molar Mass
  5. Conversions
  6. Introduction to chemical reactions
  7. Introduction to chemical equations
  8. Balancing chemical equations
  9. Mole Ratios
  10. Unit 3: Assessment