Fall 2007 Cumulative Outline

(This will slide around abit as the semester proceeds to accommodate shifts in emphasis. After each lecture, the "Lecture X" hyperlink will connect to that lecture's slide collection. Previews may be found via the "Main Index" under "Preview". When lecture material has corresponding text material, the Chapter and possible Section are indicated in [green]. Be aware that parts of the outline may have no corresponding reading in the text. (For example, in Lecture 2, Cannizzaro's Stochiometric Analyses does not get mentioned in the reading.)

Lecture 1. History [Chapter 1]

Lecture 2. History [Chapter 1]

Energies [Chapter 4]

Lecture 3.

Problems with some results of physical measurements [Chapter 4]

Physics puzzles "solved" by quantization [Chapter 4]

Lecture 4. (Old Quantum Theory)

Physics puzzles "solved" by quantization (continued)

(New Quantum Theory)

Particle-in-a-box model [Section 4..6]

Lecture 5.

Wave Nature of Matter

Energies and geometries [5.1]


Lecture 6. More outcomes of wave-particle duality

Many-electron systems

Lecture 7. Many-electron systems

Lecture 8. The Periodic Table (continued)

Lecture 9. Review for Exam I

Lecture 10. Electron Configurations (continued)

Lecture 11.


Molecular Structure

Lecture 12. Molecular Structure

Lewis Structures

Exceptions to the Octet Rule

Lecture 13. Molecular Structure

Exceptions to the Octet Rule

Resonance (Benzene puzzles)


Lecture 14. Lewis structures

Dipole moments and partial ionic character

Lecture 15.

Line Structures

Acid strengths and pK's

Lecture 16. Molecular structure and acid strength

Oxoacids (continued)

Molecular Geometries


Lecture 17. Molecular Geometries


Central atom with lone pairs

Distortions from ideal geometries

Lecture 18. Review for Exam II

Lecture 19. Molecular Geometries

Lecture 20.

Molecular geometry

Restricted vs free rotation about bonds

Quantum Theory of the Chemical Bond

Molecular orbitals (in "homonuclear diatomic molecules")

Lecture 21.

Quantum Theory of the Chemical Bond

Molecular orbitals (in "homonuclear diatomic molecules")

Lecture 22. Molecular Orbitals


Lecture 23. Quantum Theory of the Chemical Bond

Molecular Orbitals

Lecture 24. Quantum Theory of the Chemical Bond

Molecular Orbitals in Polyatomic Molecules

The rigid double bond

The freely rotating single sigma bond

Strained bonds

Delocalized bonding

Lecture 25. Molecular orbitals (delocalized)

1,3 butadiene example

Orbitals delocalized over more than two atoms

Bond order determination from electron configuration

Partial bond order per electron

Review for Exam III (start)

Lecture 26. Review for Exam III (complete)

Lecture 27.

Delocalized molecular orbitals

Lecture 28.

Delocalized Molecular Orbitals (continued)

Metallic bonds

Lecture 29. Intermolecular Interactions

Lecture 30. Intermolecular Interactions (condensed phases)

Lecture 31. Intermolecular Interactions

Lecture 32. Oxidation numbers

Transition Metal Chemistry

Lecture 33. Transition metal complexes

Lecture 34.

Transition Metal Complexes

Crystal Field theory (Octahedral geometry)

Square planar and tetrahedral geometries

Lecture 35. Transition Metal Complexes

Bond formation

Lecture 36. Ionic radii