Resources by Topic

(Organized mostly as in Zumdahl Chemistry)
Make sure safe practices are followed for all demonstrations.
Demonstrations are preceded by a demo label.

Chemical Foundations
measurement, significant figures, precision & accuracy, conversion factors, matter

Atoms, Molecules and Ions
atomic theory, intro to Periodic Table, formulas & names of compounds

Stoichiometry and Equations
mole, molar mass, percentage composition, calculating formula, chemical equations, stoichiometry, limiting reactant, yield

Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
precipitation reactions, acid-base reactions, molarity, solution stoichiometry

Atomic Structure and Periodicity
atomic spectra, Bohr model for H atom, electron configurations, quantum numbers, periodic trends

Bonding
covalent & ionic bonding, Lewis structures, molecular geometry & polarity, orbital hybridization, sigma and pi bonding

Organic Chemistry
saturated, unsaturated, & aromatic hydrocarbons, functional groups, polymers

Gases
gas laws, gas stoichiometry, partial pressure, kinetic theory

Thermochemistry
calorimetry, enthalpy, Hess’ Law

Liquids & Solids
intermolecular forces, types of solids, vapor pressure, phase diagrams

Solutions
types of solutes, concentration, solubility, colligative properties

Kinetics
reaction rate, factors affecting rate, activation energy, reaction mechanisms, catalysis

Equilibrium
equilibrium calculations, equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier’s Princinciple

Acids and Bases
models, pH and pOH, strong and weak acids and bases, Ka, Kb, salts

Applications of Aqueous Equilibria
buffers, titrations, titration curves, pH indicators, Ksp

Electrochemistry
oxidation & reduction; voltaic cells, standard half-cell voltages

Nuclear Chemistry
radioactivity, radioactive decay, nuclear fission, fusion

Other Resources

 

Chemical Foundations

Significant Figures: Rules, Practice Problems, Problem Answers

Zumdahl Chapter 1 Test
Zumdahl Chapter 1 Test Answers

Atoms, Molecules and Ions

Naming Compounds Flow Chart

 

Stoichiometry and Equations

 

 

Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

 

 

Atomic Structure and Periodicity


 

Bonding

Molecules 360: Select a molecule from the "List of Molecules" menu on the right to see its 3-D structure. Click the "images" tab for its Lewis structure.

Animation of Orbital hybridization


Organic Chemistry

Animations of Condensation Reactions:
Simple animations for condensation reactions between a carboxylic acid and an alcohol and between a carboxylic acid and an amine. They run in loops. Clicking the red oval pauses the animation and the green oval resumes it.

From Lee Marek's web site, here's a way to remember the hydrocarbon prefixes. The first letter of each word in the following statement is the 1st letter of each of the 10 alkanes in order.
"Mary Eats Peaches, But Paul Has Had Only Nine Donuts."

 

Gases

 

Thermochemistry

 

Liquids & Solids

 

Solutions

animation of salt dissolving

another animation of salt dissolving

 

Kinetics

Animations of Reaction Mechanisms

 

Equilibrium

 

Acids and Bases

Demo Disappearing Rainbow

demo Indicator Sponge

 

Applications of Aqueous Equilibria

 

Electrochemistry

 

Nuclear Chemistry

 

Other Resources

Quizlet: An MIT freshman created a great tool for making online flashcards and using them to quiz yourself (and your friends). The site also includes flashcards other people have made. I recommend starting with the Video Tour.

Mole Cartoons. Feel free to use these mole cartoons drawn by me and my daughter, Sarah. I used to paste them in the margins of my fall exam.

demo Demonstrations. Here's the link to a page listing many of my favorite Chemistry demonstrations.