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Week 1-7 lecture materials Published 29/07/17 (5:39 am) |

- use the appropriate notation to denote nuclides and isotopes
- explain the factors which govern nuclear stability
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**Homework Problem Sheet 1**Published 30/03/17 (12:18 am)**Answers to Homework Problem Sheet 1**Published 30/03/17 (12:18 am)**Critical Thinking Questions 1**Published 30/03/17 (12:18 am)**More ...**

Week 1-7 lecture materials Published 29/07/17 (5:39 am) |

- use the appropriate notation to denote nuclides and isotopes
- explain the factors which govern nuclear stability
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- calculate the energy of a photon from its wavelength, and its wavelength from its energy
- relate absorption and emission of photons to changes in electron energy levels
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- identify the key features of waves in 1-3 dimensions - displacement, amplitude, nodes
- recall that
*s*orbitals have*n*– 1 spherical nodes **more ...**

**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 1**Published 04/08/17 (4:47 am)**Radiation dose calculator**Published 04/08/17 (4:47 am)**Homework Problem Sheet 2**Published 04/08/17 (4:47 am)**More ...**

**Characteristic properties of waves****Characteristic properties of waves quiz****Atoms, electrons and orbitals****More ...**

Week 1-7 lecture materials Published 29/07/17 (5:39 am) |

- identify the key features of waves in 1-3 dimensions - displacement, amplitude, nodes
- recall that
*s*orbitals have*n*– 1 spherical nodes **more ...**

**Critical Thinking Questions 2**Published 30/03/17 (12:18 am)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 2**Published 18/08/17 (6:50 am)**Homework Problem Sheet 3**Published 18/08/17 (6:50 am)**More ...**

Week 1-7 lecture materials Published 29/07/17 (5:39 am) |

- explain the shape of the Periodic Table using the quantum chemical atomic model
- recognise trends in the Periodic Table, such as atomic radii, ionic radii and ionisation energies
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- explain how electron sharing leads to lowering of electronic energy in terms of increasing the de Broglie wavelength.
- predict electronic configurations and bond orders for diatomic molecules, given a molecular orbital (MO) energy diagram
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**Critical Thinking Questions 3**Published 18/08/17 (6:50 am)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 3**Published 18/08/17 (6:50 am)**Homework Problem Sheet 4**Published 18/08/17 (6:50 am)**More ...**

**Gallery of atomic and molecular orbitals****Covalent bonding****Molecular orbital diagrams for diatomics: bond order****More ...**

Week 1-7 lecture materials Published 29/07/17 (5:39 am) |

- relate absorption and emission of photons to changes in electron energy levels
- calculate emission and absorption wavelengths from energy levels
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- recognise that interactions of σ-orbitals gives rise to a valence bands, and σ* orbitals give rise to a conduction band in covalent networks
- use, define and explain the concepts of conduction band, valence band, band gap, hole, acceptor level, donor level,
*n*-doping and*p*-doping **more ...**

**Critical Thinking Questions 4**Published 25/08/17 (7:28 am)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 4**Published 25/08/17 (7:28 am)**Quiz 1 - sample quiz**Published 25/08/17 (7:28 am)**More ...**

Week 1-7 lecture materials Published 29/07/17 (5:39 am) |

- describe and explain the periodic trends in electronegativity
- explain the origin of ionic bonding
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- draw out plausible Lewis structures for simple polyatomic molecules
- assign bond orders based on sharing of electron pairs, resonance structures and formal charges
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- describe the electron pair geometries and molecular shapes for molecules containing between 2 and 6 electron pairs
- assign molecular shapes based on Lewis structures and VSEPR theory
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**Critical Thinking Questions 5**Published 06/09/17 (5:56 am)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 5**Published 06/09/17 (5:56 am)**Suggested Exam Questions Covering Week 6**Published 06/09/17 (5:56 am)**More ...**

**Oxidation numbers****Lewis structures (interactive structure maker)****Drawing Lewis Structures (short video tutorial)****More ...**

Week 1-7 lecture materials Published 29/07/17 (5:39 am) |
Week 7-13 lecture notes Published 18/09/17 (5:07 am) |

- describe the electron pair geometries and molecular shapes for molecules containing between 2 and 6 electron pairs
- assign molecular shapes based on Lewis structures and VSEPR theory
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- identify different types of intermolecular forces
- determine which forces are present in different molecules
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- use the ideal gas law to relate the number of moles, pressure, volume and temperature of a gas
- relate gas density and molar mass
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**Critical Thinking Questions 6**Published 15/09/17 (6:49 am)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 6**Published 15/09/17 (6:49 am)**Homework Problem Sheet 6**Published 15/09/17 (6:49 am)**More ...**

**Applying VSEPR theory****Shapes and polarity****Molecular shape and dipoles (short video tutorial)****More ...**

Week 7-13 lecture notes Published 18/09/17 (5:07 am) |

- calculate concentrations in molarity, molality, mole fraction, % w/w and %v/v and perform dilutions
- calculate expected freezing point depressions of solutions
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- define conductivity, paramagnetism and diamagnetism
- recognise conductors and insulators by their conductivity
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- describe lyotropic, nematic and smectic A & C thermotropic liquid crystals
- explain the general features of the liquid crystal state
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- define system, surroundings and universe for simple thermodynamic processes
- explain the difference between heat and temperature
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**Critical Thinking Questions 7**Published 15/09/17 (6:51 am)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 7**Published 15/09/17 (6:51 am)**Suggested Exam Questions Covering Week 8**Published 15/09/17 (6:51 am)**More ...**

Week 7-13 lecture notes Published 18/09/17 (5:07 am) |

- define system, surroundings and universe for simple thermodynamic processes
- explain the difference between heat and temperature
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- define the difference between internal energy and enthalpy
- draw enthalpy diagrams for endothermic and exothermic processes
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- explain the difference between a fuel and an explosive
- explain the concept of activation energy
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**Quiz 2 - sample quiz**Published 21/09/17 (7:14 am)**Critical Thinking Questions 8**Published 21/09/17 (6:47 am)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 8**Published 21/09/17 (6:47 am)**More ...**

Week 7-13 lecture notes Published 18/09/17 (5:07 am) |

- explain the difference between a fuel and an explosive
- explain the concept of activation energy
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- explain what reactions are spontaneous and under what conditions
- explain the dynamic nature of equilibrium processes
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**Critical Thinking Questions 9**Published 15/10/17 (11:51 pm)**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 9**Published 15/10/17 (11:51 pm)**Suggested Exam Questions Covering Week 10**Published 15/10/17 (11:51 pm)**More ...**

Week 7-13 lecture notes Published 18/09/17 (5:07 am) |

- explain the thermodynamic concept of spontaneity
- define entropy as the tendency of energy to spread out in a spontaneous process
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- explain what reactions are spontaneous and under what conditions
- explain the dynamic nature of equilibrium processes
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- explain the main processes used industrially to extract metals from their ores
- use Ellingham diagrams to predict which metals can be extracted using coke at different temperatures
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**Critical Thinking Questions 10**Published 15/10/17 (11:51 pm)**Suggested Exam Questions Covering Week 11**Published 02/11/17 (11:25 pm)**Quiz 3 - sample quiz**Published 19/10/17 (2:05 am)**More ...**

Week 7-13 lecture notes Published 18/09/17 (5:07 am) |

- relate the sign of the electrode potential to the direction of spontaneous change
- combine half cells to produce balanced redox reactions and to calculate cell potentials
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- identify the processes and species formed at the anode and cathode of Galvanic and electrolytic cells
- identify the direction of electron flow in Galvanic and electrolytic cells
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**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 10**Published 15/10/17 (11:51 pm)**Critical Thinking Questions 11**Published 02/11/17 (11:25 pm)**Quiz 3 - sample quiz**Published 19/10/17 (2:05 am)**More ...**

Week 7-13 lecture notes Published 18/09/17 (5:07 am) |

- identify the processes and species formed at the anode and cathode of Galvanic and electrolytic cells
- identify the direction of electron flow in Galvanic and electrolytic cells
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- explain the difference between primary and secondary batteries
- identify the chemical reactions in common batteries
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**Answers to Critical Thinking Questions 11**Published 02/11/17 (11:25 pm)**Critical Thinking Questions 12**Published 02/11/17 (11:25 pm)**Homework Problem Sheet 10**Published 02/11/17 (11:25 pm)**More ...**