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CHEM1405 - Resources for Week 2

Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Stoichiometry
    •  write and balance chemical equations
    •  use the mole concept for stoichiometry calculations
    •  apply the ideal gas laws
    •  consider partial pressures and their real life consequences
  • Chemical Bonding
    •  explain the characteristics of ionic, metallic and covalent bonding
    •  use the difference in electronegativity of two elements to predict the type of bond that will form between them
    •  relate electronegativity to bond polarity
    •  write Lewis structures for any molecule
    •  use the concept of resonance to explain stability
    •  apply the hybridization concept
    •  explain covalent bonding in terms of orbital sharing
  • The Shapes of Molecules
    •  use VSEPR to explain and predict molecular shapes
    •  deduce shapes from Lewis structures
    •  determine the hybridization of C, N and O in organic molecules from the geometry
    •  explain bonding in molecules using hybrid orbitals

Textbook and eBook References

  • Stoichiometry - Chapters 3
  • Chemical Bonding - Chapter 5

Lecture Notes, Tutorial Worksheets & Answers and Suggested Exam Questions

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ChemCAL and iChem Resources

Stoichiometry Chemical Bonding
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Contributed Links and Resources

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Stoichiometry -  
  Balancing chemical equations  
Tags: chemical equations  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Stoichiometry workshop  
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Limiting reagents  
Description: Tutorial on predicting and using the concept of limiting reagents
Tags: stoichiometry | balancing equations | mole calculation  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
Chemical Bonding -  
  Oxidation numbers  
Tags: oxidation numbers  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Lewis structures (interactive structure maker)  
Description: Interactive approach to building Lewis structures
Tags: Lewis structures  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Lewis structures  
Description: Tutorial on drawing Lewis structures
Tags: Lewis structures  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman

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