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Chemistry Syllabus

Atomic Structure:
Periodic Table and Periodic Properties, Atoms and Elements, Electron Configuration, Valence Bond Theory, Molecular Shape, Atomic Number, Chemical Bonding, and Molecular Structure.

Intramolecular/Intermolecular Forces, States of Matter, Phase Changes, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas Law, Density of Gases, Graham’s Law of Diffuson, Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressures, Solution, Molarity, Molality, Freezing/Boiling Point, and Electrolytes.

Chemical Reactions:
Balancing Chemical Reactions, Types of Reactions, Net Ionic Equations, Acids and Bases, Conjugate Pairs, Acid-Base Theories, pH Scale, Redox Electrochemistry, and Neutralization Reactions.

The Mole, Percent Composition, Chemical and Reaction Yields, Unit Conversions, Limiting Reagents, and Stoichiometric Calculations.

Rate Laws, Effusion, Diffusion, Rate of Reactions, Collision Theory and Reaction Order.

Energy Diagrams, Equilibrium, Le Chatelier’s Principle, ICE Tables, Equilibrium Constants and Expressions, and Catalyzed/Uncatalyzed Pathways.

Enthalpy, Spontaneous Reactions, Heat Capacity, Specific Heat, Exothermic/Endothermic Reactions, Entropy, Hess’s Law, Gibb’s Free Energy and Bond Energies.

Organic Chemistry:
Simple Organic Compounds, Common Functional Groups, Organic Group Nomenclature, Isomerism, and Simple Organic Reactions.

Environmental Chemistry:
Fuels, Air Pollution, Ozone, Chlorofluorocarbons, Hydrocarbons, Methane, and Common Fossil Fuels.

Nuclear Chemistry:
Radioactivity, Fission vs. Fusion Reactions, Gamma Decay, Positron Emission, Beta Decay, Alpha Decay and Half-Lives.