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Physical Chemistry:

Chemical kinetics: Ch., 14

  • Reaction rates, effects of concentration, rate law determination, order of reaction, rate constant
  • Experimental determination of rate laws using differential and integrated rate equations
  •  Reaction orders and nomenclature
  • Theories of kinetics
  • Arrhenius equation
  • Catalysis
  • Relationship between reaction rates and equilibrium
  • Kinetics and the determination of reaction mechanisms

Thermodynamics:  Ch., 7 & 19

  • Introduction into the nature, scope, and terminology of thermodynamics
  • First Law of Thermodynamics – heat and work
  • Enthalpies or heats of formation
  • Bond energies
  • Entropy and the Second Law
  • Third Law of Thermodynamics
  • Free energy: spontaneity, equilibrium
  • Relationship between ∆H, ∆S, and ∆G, and the effect of temperature

Gaseous equilibrium:   Ch., 15

  • Concept of dynamic equilibrium
  • Properties of the equilibrium constant, K, and the reaction quotient, Q.
  • Extent of reactions at equilibrium; the degree of dissociation
  • Variation of the equilibrium constant with temperature, van’t Hoff equation
  • Le Chatelier’s principle

Ionic equilibrium in aqueous solutions:  Ch. 16-18

  • Properties of acids, bases and salts in aqueous solution
  • Theories of acids and bases: Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, Lewis
  • Strong and weak electrolytes; degree of dissociation Ka, Kb, Kw
  • The pH scale: pH, pOH, pKa, pKb
  • Salts in aqueous solution:  hydrolysis; pH of salt solutions
  • Acid-base titrations: the function and selection of indicators
  • The common ion effect
  • Buffer solutions; composition and properties
  • Factors that affect solubility and the rate of dissolution
  • Solubility product, Ksp

Organic Chemistry:

  • Introduction to organic   molecules
  • Hybridization of orbitals   in carbon compounds
  • Functional groups
  • Structures and IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic compounds, e.g.  alkenes, alkenes, alkynes,   alkanals, alkanones, alcohols, carboxylic acid derivatives, haloalkanes and amines
  • Stereoisomerism
  • Introduction to aromatic compounds and conjugated rings
  • Huckel’s rule
  • Molecular orbital theory (MO theory) of bonding as relevant to aromatic compounds
  • Organic reactions
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • Curly arrows
  • Lewis acids and bases
  • Nucleophilic substitutions
  • Electrophilic substitutions and additions
  • Polymer structures and polymerization reactions
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