Introductory Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach
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Chapter 1 Atoms and Elements

1.1 The Study of Chemistry

1.2 Atoms First

1.3 Subatomic Particles and the Nuclear Model of the Atom

1.4 Elements and the Periodic Table

1.5 Organization of the Periodic Table

1.6 Isotopes

1.7 Atomic Mass


Chapter 2 Electrons and the Periodic Table

2.1 The Nature of Light

2.2 The Bohr Atom

2.3 Atomic Orbitals

2.4 Electron Configurations

2.5 Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table

2.6 Periodic Trends

2.7 Ions: The Loss and Gain of Electrons


Chapter 3 Compounds and Chemical Bonds

3.1 Matter: Classification and Properties

3.2 Ionic Bonding and Binary Ionic Compounds

3.3 Naming Ions and Binary Ionic Compounds

3.4 Covalent Bonding and Molecules

3.5 Naming Binary Molecular Compounds

3.6 Covalent Bonding in Ionic Species: Polyatomic Ions

3.7 Acids

3.8 Substances in Review


Chapter 4 How Chemists Use Numbers

4.1 Units of Measurement

4.2 Scientific Notation

4.3 Significant Figures

4.4 Unit Conversion

4.5 Success in Introductory Chemistry Class


Chapter 5 The Mole and Chemical Formulas

5.1 Counting Atoms by Weighing

5.2 Counting Molecules by Weighing

5.3 Mass Percent Composition

5.4 Using Mass Percent Composition to Determine Empirical Formula

5.5 Using Empirical Formula and Molar Mass to Determine Molecular Formula


Chapter 6 Molecular Shape

6.1 Drawing Simple Lewis Structures

6.2 Lewis Structures Continued

6.3 Resonance Structures

6.4 Molecular Shape

6.5 Electronegativity & Polarity

6.6 Intermolecular Forces


Chapter 7 Solids, Liquids, and Phase Changes

7.1 General Properties of the Condensed Phases

7.2 Types of Solids

7.3 Physical Properties of Solids

7.4 Physical Properties of Liquids

7.5 Energy and Physical Changes


Chapter 8 Gases

8.1 Properties of Gases

8.2 Pressure

8.3 The Gas Equations

8.4 The Gas Laws

8.5 Gas Mixtures


Chapter 9 Physical Properties of Solutions

9.1 General Properties of Solutions

9.2 Aqueous Solubility

9.3 Solution Concentration

9.4 Solution Composition

9.5 Solution Preparation

9.6 Colligative Properties


Chapter 10 Chemical Reactions and Chemical Equations

10.1 Recognizing Chemical Reactions

10.2 Representing Chemical Reactions with Chemical Equations

10.3 Balancing Chemical Equations

10.4 Types of Chemical Reactions

10.5 Chemical Reactions and Energy

10.6 Chemical Reactions in Review


Chapter 11 Using Balanced Chemical Equations

11.1 Mole to Mole Conversions

11.2 Mass to Mass Conversions

11.3 Limitations on Reaction Yield

11.4 Aqueous Reactions

11.5 Gases in Chemical Reactions

11.6 Chemical Reactions and Heat


Chapter 12 Acids and Bases

12.1 Properties of Acids and Bases

12.2 Definitions of Acids and Bases

12.3 Water as an Acid; Water as a Base

12.4 Strong Acids and Bases

12.5 pH and pOH Scales

12.6 Weak Acids and Bases

12.7 Acid-Base Titrations

12.8 Buffers


Chapter 13 Equilibrium

13.1 Reaction Rates

13.2 Chemical Equilibrium

13.3 Equilibrium Constants

13.4 Factors that Affect Equilibrium


Chapter 14 Organic Chemistry

14.1 Why Carbon is Different

14.2 Hydrocarbons

14.3 Isomers

14.4 Functional Groups

14.5 Alcohols and Ethers

14.6 Aldehydes & Ketones

14.7 Carboxylic Acids and Esters

14.8 Amines and Amides

14.9 Polymers


Chapter 15 Biochemistry

15.1 Biologically Important Molecules

15.2 Lipids

15.3 Proteins

15.4 Carbohydrates

15.5 Nucleic Acids


Chapter 16 Nuclear Chemistry

16.1 Radioactive Decay

16.2 Detection of Radiation and its Biological Effects

16.3 Dating using Radioactive Decay

16.4 Medical Applications of Radioactivity

16.5 Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion


Chapter 17 Electrochemistry

17.1 Balancing Oxidation-Reduction Reactions using the Half-Reaction Method

17.2 Batteries

17.3 Corrosion

17.4 Electrolysis