Reading: CHP 1 Origins: 1.1-1.3, 1.5 (this reading only will be from the 4th ed of the text)
PreAssignment: NA

Learning Outcomes: Know and discuss the following concepts

  • basic knowledge of the diversity of inorganic compounds
  • atomic symbol nomenclature - mass number (N) , atomic number (Z), atomic symbol (E)
  • theory formation of the elements and cosmic abundance
  • write and interpret equations for basic nuclear reactions


Group Activity - Introduction to Inorganic Elements

Problem Set: NA

Reading: CHP 2 Atomic Structure: 2.1-2.2.2
Lecture Movie (read, then movie)
PreQuiz on Atomic Structure Reading

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the key contributions of Bohr, de Broglie, Heisenberg, and Schrödinger in the development of modern atomic theory
  • Discuss the basic information obtained from the solving the Schrödinger equation
  • Use graphs of radial probability functions to discuss periodic properties
  • Draw rough sketches of angular probability(ie atomic orbitals)
  • Determine the set of quantum numbers and the number of nodes for a given orbital

Group Activity - Atomic Structure     Problem 5A (quicktime)     Probe 5A (flash)

Problem Set (4th Ed): 2.1a, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.10, 2.13, 2.15 (solutions)
Problem Set (5th Ed): 2.1a, 2.3, 2.8, 2.9, 2.12, 2.15, 2.17 (solutions)

Reading: CHP 2 Periodic Properties of Atoms: 2.2.3-2.3.3
Lecture Movie

PreAssignment: PreQuiz

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know general periodic trends
  • Identify and discuss some exceptions to the general periodic trends and electron configurations for atoms and ions
  • Be able to use Slater's rules as a tool to predict ground state electron configurations
  • Be able to use radial probability functions as an aid in discussing Slater's rules and periodic trends


Group Activity - Periodic Properties

Problem Set (4th Ed): 2.19, 2.23ac, 2.24, 2.25, 2.27, 2.32, 2.33, 2.39 (solutions)
Problem Set (5th Ed):: 2.22, 2.27ac, 2.28, 2.29, 2.31, 2.38, 2.39, 2.45 (solutions)

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