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NYU - Honors Chemistry I

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    Lecture 1 -- Introduction and mathematical preliminaries

    Lecture 2 -- Origins of molecules, relative masses, and the mole concept

    Lecture 3 -- Chemical formulae, chemical equations and the fundamental laws of reactions

    Lecture 4 -- Balancing equations and stoichiometry

    Lecture 5 -- Chemical bonding I: Background, Lewis model and ionic bonding

    Lecture 6 -- Chemical bonding II: Covalent bonding and Lewis structures.

    Lecture 7 -- Chemical bonding III: Polar covalent bonds and molecular geometry.

    Lecture 8 -- The gaseous state I: Boyle's and Charles' laws and the ideal gas law.

    Lecture 9 -- The gaseous state II: The kinetic theory of the ideal gas.

    Lecture 10 -- The gaseous state III: The hard sphere and van der Waals gases.

    Lecture 11 -- Phases of matter, phase transitions and intermolecular forces.

    Lecture 12 -- Solutions I: Composition, preparation and microscopic coordination.

    Lecture 13 -- Solutions II: Stoichiometry, titrations and colligative properties.

    Lecture 14 -- Thermodynamics I: Introduction and statement of the zeroth and first laws.

    Lecture 15 -- Thermodynamics II: Enthalpy, thermochemistry and properties of an ideal gas.

    Lecture 16 -- Thermodynamics III: Time reversal invariance of mechanics, microstates and entropy, and the Carnot cycle.

    Lecture 17 -- Thermodynamics IV: Efficiency, Thermodynamic definition of entropy and the Second Law

    Lecture 18 -- Thermodynamics V: Discussion of the 2nd Law, Gibbs free energy.

    Lecture 19 -- The nature of chemical equilibrium and derivation of equilibrium constants.

    Lecture 20 -- Equilibrium calculations, Le Chatelier's principle and temperature dependence of the equilibrium constant.

    Lecture 21 -- Acids and bases: Basic definitions and acid/base strength.

    Lecture 22 -- Acid-base equilibrium calculations, microscopic picture of hydronium and hydroxyl solvation and diffusion.

    Lecture 23 -- Heterogeneous equilibria: activity, extraction processes, solubility.

    Lecture 24 -- Heterogeneous equilibria: Precipitation, common ions, effects of pH, complex ions.

    Professor M. Tuckerman
    1001L Main Building
    Phone: 8-8471
    E-mail: mark.tuckerman@nyu.edu
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