5.112 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate

Principles of Chemical Science


Lec #1-18 are taught by Professor Sylvia Ceyer. Lec #19-36 are taught by Professor Christopher Cummins.

Lec # topics key dates
1 Atomic Theory of Matter

2 Discovery of Nucleus

3 Wave-Particle Duality of Radiation and Matter

4 Particle-Like Nature of Light

5 Matter as a Wave Problem set 1 due
6 Schrödinger Equation for H Atom

7 Hydrogen Atom Wavefunctions Problem set 2 due
8 P Orbitals

9 Electronic Structure of Multielectron Atoms

10 Periodic Trends in Elemental Properties Problem set 3 due
11 Why Wavefunctions are Important?

First Hour Exam

12 Ionic Bonds - Classical Model and Mechanism

13 Kinetic Theory - Behavior of Gases

14 Distribution Molecular Energies Problem set 4 due
15 Internal Degrees of Freedom

16 Intermolecular Interactions

17 Polarizability Problem set 5 due
18 Thermodynamics and Spontaneous Change

19 Molecular Description of Acids and Bases

20 Lewis and Brønsted Acid-Base Concepts Problem set 6 due
21 Titration Curves and pH Indicators

Second Hour Exam

22 Electrons in Chemistry: Redox Processes

23 Cell Potentials and Free Energy

24 Theory of Molecular Shapes Problem set 7 due
25 Valence Bond Theory

26 Molecular Orbital Theory

27 Molecular Orbital Theory for Diatomic Molecules Problem set 8 due
28 Molecular Orbital Theory for Polyatomic Molecules

29-30 Crystal Field Theory Problem set 9 due on Lec #29
31 Color and Magnetism of Coordination Complexes

Third Hour Exam

32 Coordination Complexes and Ligands

33 Ligand Substitution Reactions: Kinetics

34 Bonding in Metals and Semiconductors Problem set 10 due
35 Metals in Biology

36 Nuclear Chemistry and the Cardiolite® Story

Course Info

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Fall 2005
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