Chem123 On-Line Quizzes
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Quiz 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Deadline 01/23 01/30 02/06 02/13 02/27 03/12 03/19 03/26 04/02
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- Heating curve
- Intermolecular forces
- Phase diagrams
- The liquid state
- The Clausius-Clapeyron Equation
The solid state
- the Solid state
- Closest packings of spheres as models of crystal structures: fcc, bcc, and simple cubic.
- Metal structures
- Tetrahedral and octahedral sites in packing of spheres
- X-rays and Bragg equztion
Chemical kinetics - rate laws
- Chemical kinetics - factors affecting reaction rates
- Rates and concentrations - effects of concentrations on rates
- Rate laws - differential rate laws
- Rate laws - integrated rate laws
Chemical kinetics - mechanism and activation energy
- Elementary steps in mechanism (Chemical kinetics)
- Rate and mechanism (Deriving rate laws from a proposed mechanism)
- Steady-state approximation (for deriving rate laws)
- Chain reaction (and mechanism)
- Activation energy (temperature effect on rate)
Reading week Feb. 16-20; Midterm Test on Feb. 25
Notes: The "<=>" is used in chemical equations to represent reversible
reactions. Use 1.23e-5 to mean 1.23x10-5 for numerical answers.
- The Massaction law
- Equilibria and systems
- Chemical equilibrium
- Equilibrium calculations
- Heterogeneous equilibria
Acids and bases
- Acids and bases - Definitions of acids and bases by Arrhenius,
Bronsted-Lowry, and Lewis; conjugate acid-base pair; non aqueous solvent;
- Strong acids & bases - autoionization, leveling effect, the pH scale.
- Ka Kb = Kw - pH and pOH relationship
Acid base equilibria
- Weak acids and bases
- Ka, Kb, and Kw relationships.
- Calculate pH when two equilibria are present (exact pH calculation).
- Dissociation fraction or percentage of dissociation.
- Polyprotic acids - equilibria of
- Titration problems - plotting the titration curve, including the
buffer and hydrolysis (hydration) problems.
- Insoluble salts - expressions for solubility products, Ksp,
and molar solubilities of salts
- Common ion effect - estimate concentration of common ions in solution,
and solubility of salts as a consequence of the common ions
- Ion separation - estimate ion concentrations of one ion type while
another ion type begins to form a precipitate
- Metal hydroxides
- Metal complexes
- Galvanic cells - cell components, construction, combind to form batteries
- Oxidation states - redox reactions, half reactions
- Half reactions - balance redox reactions using half reactions
- Nernst equation - apply the Nernst equation to solve various problems,
also apply the following formulas:
DEo = (R T / n F) ln Kc
DGo = - n F Eo
- Electrolysis - calculate the quantities in electrolysis