General Chemistry IP

CHE 120 General Chemistry IP (undergraduate level) was taught by Murat Kahveci at DePaul University in Autumn 2019. CHE 120 Course URL

Course Description

Chemistry 120 is the first course in the three-quarter general chemistry sequence. It is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of chemistry. The topics covered in Chemistry 120 include: units and dimensional analysis; atomic structure; the electronic structure of atoms and periodic properties; bonding and molecular structure; stoichiometry; and reactions in aqueous solution.

Textbook and Materials

Required

  1. Tro, N. J. Chemistry: Structure and Properties, 2nd Ed., Pearson Education, Inc., UpperSaddle River, NJ, 2017. ISBN: 9780134293936. This text is available from the bookstore in hardbound, loose-leaf, and e-text formats.
  2. Non-graphing calculator for use on exams. Suggested models include:
    • TI-30X family of calculators (available at the bookstore)
    • CASIO fx-260solar or CASIO fx-250HC
  3. Modified Mastering Chemistry on-line homework system. This can be ordered through the bookstore with the loose-leaf textbook (ISBN 9780134777559), or e-text (ISBN 9780134565613).
  1. Tro, N. J.; Shaginaw, K. T.; Kramer, M. B., Solutions Manual for Chemistry:Structure and Properties, Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2017. ISBN 9780134460673

Tentative Schedule

Session Topics Reading
1 Units, metric prefixes § E.1-2
2 Significant figures, density, energy § E.3-6
3 Problem solving and dimensional analysis § E.7-9
4 Classifying matter, laws of matter § 1.2-5
5 Subatomic particles, atomic structure § 1.6-8
6 Atomic mass, the mole § 1.9-10
7 Waves and light § 2.2
8 The Bohr model, matter waves, uncertainty § 2.3-4
9 Quantum numbers, atomic transitions § 2.5
10 Shapes of atomic orbitals § 2.6
11 The periodic table, electron configurations § 3.2-4
12 Periodic properties § 3.5-6
13 More periodic properties § 3.7-9
14 Types of bonds, naming compounds § 4.2-6, 4.8
15 Mass percent, empirical formula determination § 4.9-11
16 Combustion analysis § 4.11
17 Electronegativity, Lewis dot structures § 4.7, 5.2-3
18 Lewis dot exceptions, resonance, formal charges § 5.4-5
19 Bond energies and VSEPR § 5.6-9
20 More VSEPR § 5.9-10
21 Valence bond theory; hybrid orbitals § 6.2-3
22 MO theory (first row diatomics) § 6.4
23 Balancing chemical equations; stoichiometry § 7.2-4
24 The limiting reactant, Percent yield § 7.5
25 Percent yield §
26 Solution concentration and stoichiometry § 8.2-3
27 Electrolytes and solubility rules § 8.4
28 Precipitation reactions § 8.5
29 Net ionic equations § 8.6
30 Acid-base reactions § 8.7
31 Gas-evolution reactions § 8.8
32 Redox reactions § 8.9