Friday, February 25, 2022

University Chemistry I

Alas, I have a day job. I was not able to keep up with my hoped schedule for chemistry 2. Hopefully, I will finish before I die. In the meantime, since I wasn't able to keep up, I will admit temporary defeat and try to fill in the blanks I have left for videos on chemistry 1. 

Again, I am following Brown, LeMay, Burston, and Murphy. This website approaches the subject from the standpoint of the textbook.


Module 1: The Basics 

Week 1: Matter and Measurement (chapter 1)

Week 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions (chapter 2)

Module 2: Stoichiometry and Reactions

Week 3: Stoichiometry (chapter 3)

Week 4: Review and Test 1

Module 3: Solutions and Heat

Week 5: Aqueous Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry (chapter 4)

Week 6: Thermochemistry (chapter 5)

Module 4: Thermochemistry 

Week 7: Thermochemistry continued

Week 8: Review and Test 2

Module 5: Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties 

Week 9: Electronic Structure of the Atom (chapter 6)

Week 10: Periodic Properties of the Elements (chapter 7)

Module 6: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry

Week 11: Basic Concepts of Bonding (chapter 8)

Week 12: Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories (chapter 9)

  • molecular shapes, VSEPR model, shape and polarity, orbital overlap, hybrid orbitals, multiple bonds, molecular orbitals, second-row diatomics

Module 7: Gases and Intermolecular Forces

Week 13: Gases (chapter 10)

Week 14: Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids (chapter 11)

  • comparisons of states, intermolecular forces, liquids, phase changes, vapor pressure, phase diagrams, solids, solid bonding

Module 8: Properties of Solutions

Week 15: Properties of Solutions (chapter 13)

  • solution process, saturated solutions, solubility, concentration, colligative properties, colloids

Week 16: Final Exam

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Deconstruction novel continues...

Just wanted to say that I continue the discipline of writing the Deconstruction novel on Friday nights/Saturday mornings. But I don't think I'll continue putting excerpts here.

In other news, Erin Crisp and I wrote a fable in 2 days this week: How Angie Saved Chicken U. I was inspired by the fable, How Stella Saved the Farm. I think my company, Campus Edu, is going to publish and distribute it. It captures my sense of what might happen to save the struggling Christian college. I am more doubtful about whether such colleges will end up taking much of the advice.