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Heats of Formation:  Argon National Labs Interactive Tables


Week V. 10/1/18 – Themochemistry

Reading:  Chapter 5

Homework:  Please see Mastering Chemistry

Lecture Outline:

System and Surroundings
State Functions
PV Work
First Law
Heats of Reaction

Notes:doc00335320181008073818, doc00334820181005071319,  doc00332020181001072109,,  Sodium Drop

Resources:  Colby Biomass,  Chapter 5 I slidesHeat Capacitiesheats of formation, Per capita CO2 production



Exam and Review Session

Review session for first exam is on Sunday at 7 PM in Keyes 5.

Reminder: Exam 1 is Monday, Oct. 1st!  Exam Locations: Last name A-M in Keyes 105.  Last name N-Z in rooms 102 and 103, and 114.

A practice exam can be found on the “Sample Exams” section of the course website.  The relevant files are Practice Exam 1, Answers to Practice Exam 1 , and  Exam 1 from 2016.

Exam information: Exam 1 will be held on Monday, October 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm. You may work for the entire 2 hours, but the exam is expected to take most students 60 min. The exam will cover the class material from chapters 1-3, chapter 4 sections 1-2 and 5-6 (note: titrations from section 6 will not be tested), and laboratory material from experiments 1-3.  Allowed exam items are pens/pencils and a course-approved calculator. You will be provided with a periodic table. There will be an optional review session on Sunday, September 30 starting at 7:00 pm in Keyes 105.

Week IV 9/24/2018. Reactions in Aqueous Solution

Please see the general post with Exam details.

Reading:  Chapter 4 and chapter 20.2 (balancing REDOX reactions)

Homework:  Please see Mastering Chemistry

Lecture Outline:

Properties of Aqueous Solutions
Precipitation Reactions
Acid/Base Reactions
Redox Reactions
Activity Series
Working with solution concentration
Solution Stoichiometry

Resources: Sucroseelectrolytes-I-2018  redox figures 2013,   doc00330820180928074005

Week III. 9/17/2018. Stoichiometry

Reading:  Chapter 3.

Homework:  Please see Mastering Chemistry

Lecture Outline:

Balancing Chemical Equations
Formula and Molecular Weights
The Mole and Molar Mass
Molecular and Empirical Formulas
Using Balanced Equations and Limiting Reagents


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Week II: 9/10/2018

News:  Laboratory starts this week.   Please use the laboratory link to read prelab materials.

Reading: Chapter II

Lecture Outline for Chapter II:

Atomic Theory
Atomic Structure
Atomic Weights
The Periodic Table
Molecules and Ions

King Lecture Resources: Chapter II Figures,  Atomic Force Microscopy,  big-bangNomenclature


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CH141 General Resources

Mastering Chemistry Homework Website.  (CH1412018)

Instructions  Get Started withMastering Chemistry 2018

Mastering Chemistry Support Page.

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Week I. 9/5/2018

Welcome to General Chemistry at Colby College.   We will use this web page to post class related notices and content.

Outline for 9/5/2018

  • Introductions
  • General class policies:  Syllabus, textbook, homework, exams, laboratory
  • Use of electronic resources
  • Strategies for doing well in chemistry
  • Chapter 1: Matter and Measurement

Lecture Slides:

CH141 – Summer Update – 2018