Foundations of Chemistry - University of Memphis

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The lecture notes is given in such a way that a beginner can understand the important concepts of chemistry.

Contents are given below:
    Numbers and Measurements
        -the difference between precision and accuracy
        -significant figures in a measurement or estimate
        -converting numbers to and from scientific notation
    Time and Length
        -the base unit second (s) and other units of time
        -the base unit meter (m) and other units of length
        -some metric system prefixes: kilo, deci, centi, milli, micro, nano
    Mass and Volume
        -grams (g) and other units of mass
        -liters (L) and other units of volume
        -calculations with numbers in scientific notation
    Physical Properties of Matter
       - the relationship between mass, volume, and density
        -different units of temperature
        -the physical states of matter
       - heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures
       - percentage as a quantitative description of composition
       - the difference between a mixture and a pure substance
    Elements and Compounds
       - the Law of Conservation of Mass equates quantities of reactants and products
       - the difference between elements and compounds
       - principles and implications of the atomic theory
    Matter and Energy
       - different forms of energy
       - units of energy: joule and calorie
        -specific heat relates temperature change to quantity of energy transferred
    Atomic Structure
        -the properties of protons, neutrons, and electrons and their distribution in atoms
       - atomic number and mass number define isotopes
        -the origin and meaning of atomic mass
    The Periodic Table
        -organization of the periodic table
        -main groups and the transition elements
       - distribution of electrons among shells and sub-shells in the atom
    Binary Compounds
        -elements are metals, metalloids, or non-metals
        -composition and naming of ionic compounds
        -composition, representation, and naming of molecular compounds
    The Mole and Molar Mass
       - the mole, i.e. Avogadro's number of objects
       - molar mass for elements and compounds
       - percentage composition of a compound from its formula
    Oxidation and Reduction
        -writing balanced chemical equations
        -reactions of elements with oxygen
        -oxidation (loss of electrons) and reduction (gain of electrons)
    Aqueous Solutions
       - the observed properties of water in terms of the behavior of molecules
       - aqueous solutions of molecular and ionic compounds
       - molarity, concentration expressed as moles of solute per liter of solution
    Acids, Bases, and pH
    Polyatomic Ions
    Neutralization Reactions
    Precipitation Reactions
    Quantitative Relationships
    RedOx Reactions
    The Gas Laws
    Ideal Gas Equation


Another source here:
Foundations of Chemistry - A Study Guide

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