Facilitates the implementation of cooperative learning in general chemistry as a replacement of lectures as the primary method of delivery. It's based on the philosophy that students learn science best by actively doing science: collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data. It is neither a textbook, nor a study guide, but a guided inquiry into important chemical concepts. It covers atomic structure, solids and liquids, thermodynamics, kinetics, and more.
ATOMIC STRUCTURE. The Nuclear Atom. Atomic Number and Atomic Mass. Coulomb's Law. The Shell Model (I). The Shell Model (II). Atomic Size. Photoelectron Spectroscopy. The Shell Model (III). Electron Configurations. Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table. Electron Spin. MOLECULAR STRUCTURE. Lewis Structures (I). Bond Order and Bond Strength. Bond Length and Bond Strength. Lewis Structures (II). Lewis Structures (III). Molecular Shapes. Hybrid Orbitals. Average Valence Electron Energies. Partial Charge. Polar, Nonpolar, and Ionic Bonds. Dipole Moment. SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS. The Ionic Bond. Metals. The Bond-Type Triangle. Intermolecular Forces. STOICHIOMETRY. The Mole Concept. Balanced Chemical Equations. Limiting Reagent. Empirical Formula. THERMOCHEMISTRY. Enthalpy of Atom Combination. Enthalpy Changes in Chemical Reactions. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS. Molarity. The Ideal Gas Law. Electromagnetic Radiation. EQUILIBRIUM. Rates of Chemical Reactions (I). Equilibrium (I). Equilibrium (II). The Equilibrium Constant (I). The Reaction Quotient. The Solubility Product. ACIDS AND BASES. Acids and Bases. Strong and Weak Acids. Weak Acid/Base Dissociation. pH. Acid/Base Strength of Conjugate Pairs. Relative Acid Strength. OXIDATION-REDUCTION. Redox Reactions. Oxidation Numbers. The Electrochemical Cell. The Cell Voltage. THERMODYNAMICS. Entropy (I). Entropy (II). Entropy Changes in Chemical Reactions. The Equilibrium Constant (II). The Equilibrium Constant (III). KINETICS. Rates of Chemical Reactions(II). Integrated Rate Laws. Reaction Mechanisms (I). Reaction Mechanisms (II). Reaction Mechanisms (III). Activation Energy. Appendices. Index. Periodic Table.