Course Syllabus

As research on learning shows, unexpected noises and movement automatically divert and capture people's attention, which means you are affecting everyone's learning experience if your cell phone, pager, laptop, conversation etc. makes noise or is visually distracting during class. For this reason, I strongly urge you to turn off your mobile devices, turn off sound on your laptop or pads, and refrain from reading newspapers and conducting conversations during class.

  Topic Chapter Restrictions
Atomicity (Existence of Atoms and Molecules)
  Properties and Measurement App 1.6, 2  
  Existence of Atoms 2  
  Measuring Molecules 3  
  Solutions and Dilutions 4 Sec. 3
Atomic Structure
  Nature of Atoms, Quanta, Light;
Atomic Orbitals, Periodicity
Molecular Structure
  Fundamentals of Chemical Bonding
and Molecular Geometry
  Molecular Basis of Acid Strength not in text  
  Molecular Orbitals 14 through 14.6
  Intermolecular Interactions: Gases 5 skip Secs. 6-9, 12
  Intermolecular Interactions: Solids,
Liquids, Gases; Solubility
16 Sec. 1,2
  Transition Metal Complexes 19 Skip Sec. 2
* Amino Acids and Proteins 21 Sec. 6 through
p. 1050

Note: There is a significant amount of additional material covered in lecture that is not found in the current textbook and so does not appear explicitly in the above list but will show up on the evolving "Outline".

*(Time permitting)