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Course Outline

1. Course introduction (Chapters 1 and 2)
Classroom rules
Laboratory safety
Scientific method
Data analysis
2. Atomic structure (Chapters 3, 4, 5, and part of 11)
Properties of matter
Atomic structure
3. Nuclear Chemistry (Chapter 25)
4. Periodic table (Chapters 6 and 7)
5. Chemical Bonding (Chapters 8 and 9)
Ionic bonding
Covalent bonding
Metallic bonding
6. Chemical reactions (Chapters 10, 11 and 12)
Chemical equations
Types of chemical reactions
Balancing equations
The mole
Stoichiometry problems
7. Behavior of gases (Chapters 13 and 14)
Kinetic theory
Gas laws
8. Solutions (Chapters 13 and 15)
Liquids and solids
9. Thermochemistry (Chapter 16)
10. Chemical reaction properties (Chapters 17 and 18)
Reaction rates
11. Acids and Bases (Chapter 19)
12. Electrochemistry (Chapters 20 and 21) (IF TIME PERMITS)
13. Organic Chemistry (Chapters 22, 23, and 24) (IF TIME PERMITS)