This text is designed for Chem 001A, which is a standard general chemistry course for science and engineering majors, with emphasis on quantitative methods and calculations. The text addresses atomic structure and chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solids and solution chemistry. Introductions to equilibrium and organic chemistry. Quantitative analysis using analytical balances, gravimetric and volumetric procedures, spectrophotometry and calorimetry.
- In this chapter, we explore the relationships among pressure, temperature, volume, and the amount of gases. You will learn how to use these relationships to describe the physical behavior of a sample of both a pure gaseous substance and mixtures of gases. By the end of this chapter, your understanding of the gas laws and the model used to explain the behavior of gases.
- We begin by examining the structure of the atomic nucleus and the factors that determine whether a particular nucleus is stable or decays spontaneously to another element. We then discuss the major kinds of nuclear decay reactions, as well as the properties and uses of the radiation emitted when nuclei decay. You will learn how radioactive emissions can be used to study the mechanisms of chemical reactions and biological processes.