So I have been teaching this university chemistry pre-course that is meant to review all of the pre-req stuff needed for uchem 1 and the course is supposed to touch on some of the stuff the students will see in uchem 1. The course is 4 lectures, 3 hours/lecture. The last two lectures I covered really basic stuff. On the first lecture I covered all of the sig fig rules, scientific notation, SI system, unit conversions, and dimensional analysis. On the second lecture I discussed some of the experimental evidence that gives us a picture of the atomic structure (Thomson experiment, Rutherford experiment, etc), the definition of a mole, the definition of the amu and the standards used to define both quantities, and then I did a ton of stoichiometry problems and had them pair up in groups to work some on their own. I covered mass-mole, mass-molecule, and molecule-mole conversions, chemical equation balancing, stoichiometric calculations given a chemical reaction, limiting reagents, percent yield, and mass percent calculations. I also talked about the rules for naming binary ionic, binary covalent, and polyatomic atoms.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My question is, how do you recommend I spend the last 6 hours of lecture time in this course? Tomorrow I was planning on covering the bohr model and the qualtization of energy levels, and then I was going to discuss atomic/quantum orbital mechanics and how the orbitals fill. Then I figure I will talk about lewis structures, molecular orbital theory (orbital hybridization, sigma and pi bonds, etc), and maybe get into VSEPR theory if time permits. I will also go into more detail on non-covalent vs. polar-covalent vs. ionic bonding.

Friday I plan on covering the gas laws, solution equilibrium, the equilibrium constant, le chatlier's principle, calorimetry (hess law, heat capacity, etc), etc.

Do you think this is a good plan? Are there some things missing that I should consider adding in?

Thanks

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