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    Tony's Help Sheets - Chemistry 103

    *** Using these Chem 103 handouts? Your FEEDBACK would be really appreciated! Thanks in advance! ***

    (Comments or Questions - feel free to contact Tony at atjacob@wisc.edu)

    DISCLAIMER: These handouts provide a "general" outline of the material with practice problems and answers. Each instructor presents the material differently, so not all of the material in the handouts is covered by each instructor, and some instructors will cover material not on the handouts. Please review your lecture notes and syllabus, and compare them to the handouts to note appropriate topics to work through.

    Help Sheet #1 - Ch. 1
    Intro: D, SI units, Unit Conversions, Sig Figs
    Flashcards #1 - Ch 1
    SI Units; Confirm which SI units you are expected to know in your course; print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Practice Sheet #1 - SI Units - Ch. 1
    SI Units: Conversions with SI Units
    Flashcards #2 - Ch 2
    Element Names and Symbols
    first 36 elements plus a few other common ones; Confirm which element names and symbols you are expected to know in your course; print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Practice Sheet #2 - Ch. 2
    Element Names and Symbols
    first 36 elements plus a few other common ones; Confirm which element names and symbols you are expected to know in your course; print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Help Sheet #2 - Ch. 2 (Part I)
    Atomic Structure: Atomic Structure, PT, Isotopes, Avg Atomic Mass, Naming/Writing Formulas, Polyatomic Ions
    Flashcards #3 - Ch. 2
    Monoatomic/Polyatomic Ions' Formulas/Names
    Confirm which polyatomic ions you are expected to know in your course; download and print 2-sided from Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Practice Sheet #3 - Ch. 2
    Monoatomic and Polyatomic Ions
    Practice Sheet #4 - Ch. 2
    Naming Compounds and Writing Formulas
    Help Sheet #3 - Ch. 3 (Part I)
    Reactions: Balancing, Electrolytes, Types of Rxns, Writing Rxns (molecular, complete ionic, net ionic rxns), Solubility Rules; Redox: Assigning oxidation numbers, what's oxidized, reduced, oxidizing agent, reducing agent; Metal activity series
    Help Sheet #4 - Ch. 2 (Part II)
    Moles: Molar mass, Mass %, Empirical and Molecular Formulas
    Help Sheet #5 - Ch. 3 (Part II)
    Stoichiometry: Reactions and Mol Calculations, Limiting Reagents, Percent Yield; Empirical Formulas from Elemental Analysis
    Help Sheet #6 - Ch. 3 (Part III)
    Concentration: Molarity calculations, dilution, solution Stoichiometry (titrations)
     
     
    Practice Problems #1, Chs. 1, 2 and 3
    **Do questions appropriate for your lecture section!**


    Help Sheet #7 - Ch. 8 (Part I)
    Gases: Gas Laws; STP; Stoichiometry with Gases
    Help Sheet #8 - Ch. 8 (Part II)
    Gases: Partial Pressure; Kinetic Theory of Gases; Gas Root Mean Square Velocity; Diffusion and Effusion; Real versus Ideal Gases
    Help Sheet #9 - Ch. 4 (Part I)
    Thermochemistry: Work; Sign Conventions; Specific Heat Capacity; q = CmT; Heat Transfer; Phase Changes (vapH, fusH)
    Help Sheet #10 - Ch. 4 (Part II)
    Thermochemistry: Enthalpy changes for a rxn, rH° Hess's Law; Calorimetry; Heat of Formation (fH°); Phase Change + Heat transfer
     
     
    Practice Problems #2, Chs. 8 and 4
    **Do questions appropriate for your course!**
    Update 10/27/16: Missing page 13 added!


    Help Sheet #11 - Ch. 5 (Part I)
    Light and Atomic Structure: Light Equations; Electromagnetic Spectrum; Quantized System; Energy Level Diagram; Electron Transitions; de Broglie Wavelength
    Help Sheet #12 - Ch. 5 (Part II)
    Quantum:Wavefunctions; Nodes; Quantum Numbers; Orbitals Shapes; Electronic Configurations: Short hand notation; Orbital Box Diagram; Charged Transition Elements; Number of unpaired electrons
    Help Sheet #13 - Ch. 5 (Part III)
    Periodic Properties: Effective Nuclear Charge; Shielding; Atomic Radii, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity; Ionic Radii; Born-Haber Cycle
    Help Sheet #14 - Ch. 6 (Part I)
    Bonding: Types of Bonds; Lewis Dot Structures; Resonance; Bond Order; Formal Charge; Resonance; Bond Dissociation Energy (e.g., bond enthalpy); Electronegativity and Bond Polarity
     
     
    Practice Problems #3, Chs. 5 and 6 (6.1-6.4, 6.6-6.10)
    **Do questions appropriate for your course!**


    Help Sheet #15 - Ch. 7 (Part I)
    Molecular Shapes: VSEPR; Molecular Polarity
    Help Sheet #16 - Ch. 7 (Part II) & Ch. 6 (Part II)
    Valence Bond Theory: Hybrid Orbitals, pi and sigma Bonds; Geometric Isomers
    Help Sheet #17 - Ch. 6 (Part III)
    Molecular Orbital (MO) Theory: MO Shapes; Bond Order; MO e- Configuration; Molecular Stability
    Note: Not all Instructors cover MO Theory
    Help Sheet #18 - Ch. 9 (Part I) & Ch. 7 (Part III)
    Liquids: Intermolecular Forces; Liquid Properties; Clausius-Clapeyron eqn; Phase Diagrams
    Help Sheet #19 - Ch. 9 (Part II)
    Solids: Types of Solids; Unit Cells; Packing; Determining Empirical Formulas; Coordination Number; Ionic Compounds; Packing Efficiency; Density
    3D Crystal Lattices by José Laboy

    More to come...

    *** Using these Chem 103 handouts? Your FEEDBACK would be really appreciated! Thanks in advance! ***



    Tony's Help Sheets - Chemistry 104

    *** Using these Chem 104 handouts? Your FEEDBACK would be really appreciated! Thanks in advance! ***

    Comments or Questions - feel free to contact Tony at atjacob@wisc.edu)


    DISCLAIMER: These handouts provide a "general" outline of the material with practice problems and answers. Each instructor presents the material differently, so not all of the material in the handouts is covered by each instructor, and some instructors will cover material not on the handouts. Please review your lecture notes and syllabus, and compare them to the handouts to note appropriate topics to work through.


    CHEM 104-1; TTh 9:30-10:45am

    Help Sheet #1 - Ch. 11 (Part I)
    Kinetics: Average Rates; Initial Rates; Relative Rates; Rate Constant with Units; Evaluating a Rate Law - Initial Rates Method, Description, Raw Data; Integrated Rate Laws; Half Life
    Help Sheet #2 - Ch. 11 (Part II)
    Kinetics: Initial Rates graphs (re-visited); Rates versus ([A]1, [A]2, or [A]3) graphs; Half life graphs; Mechanisms; Reaction Coordinate Diagrams; Arrhenius Equation
    Help Sheet #3 - Chem 103 Review
    Chem 103 Review: Electronegativity, Lewis Dot Structures, Bond Polarity, VSEPR, Hybridization, Hybrid Orbitals Used in a Bond, & Intermolecular Forces
    Help Sheet #4 - Organic (Part I)
    Chs. 2, 6, 7, Appendix E
    Organic:
    Naming Molecules, Functional Groups I (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic, aromatic (benzene)), Drawing Molecules
    Flashcards #1 - ID Functional Groups
    Identifying Functional Groups
    Confirm which functional groups are covered in your lecture; Print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Practice Sheet #1 - ID Functional Groups/Naming Part I
    Confirm which functional groups are covered in your lecture; Practice sheet contains: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic, aromatic (benzene)
    Help Sheet #5 - Organic (Part II)
    Chs. 2, 6, 7, Appendix E

    Organic: Isomers (structural, optical, geometric)
    Practice Sheet #2 - Isomers
    Structural, Geometric, and Optical Isomers
    Help Sheet #6 - Organic (Part III)
    Chs. 6, 10, Appendix E

    Organic: Functional Groups II (alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amides, amines), Common Names (not always covered), Reactions I (combustion, alkene/alkyne addition, redox)
    Not all instructors cover the same reactions!
    Flashcards #2 - Functional Groups Info
    Functional Groups Information
    Confirm which functional groups are covered in your lecture; Print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Practice Sheet #3 - ID Functional Groups/Naming Part II
    Confirm which functional groups are covered in your lecture; practice sheet contains: alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amides, amines
    Practice Problems #1, Ch. 11 (Kinetics) and Organic (Part I)
    **Do questions appropriate for your course!**


     


    CHEM 104-2; TTh 1:00-2:15pm

    Help Sheet #1 - Ch. 11 (Part I)
    Kinetics: Average Rates; Initial Rates; Relative Rates; Rate Constant with Units; Evaluating a Rate Law - Initial Rates Method, Description, Raw Data; Integrated Rate Laws; Half Life
    Help Sheet #2 - Ch. 11 (Part II)
    Kinetics: Initial Rates graphs (re-visited); Rates versus ([A]1, [A]2, or [A]3) graphs; Half life graphs; Mechanisms; Reaction Coordinate Diagrams; Arrhenius Equation
    Help Sheet #3 - Ch. 12
    Equilibrium: K Expression; Size of K; Kc versus Kp; How K Changes as Rxn is Changed; K Calculations; Rxn Quotient: Q; Le Chatelier's Principle
    Updated: Questions 13 and 14 removed

    Practice Problems #1, Ch. 11 (Kinetics) and 12 (Equilibrium)
    **Do questions appropriate for your course!**




    CHEM 104-1; TTh 9:30-10:45am

    Flashcards #3 - Common Names
    Print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Cover common names done in your lecture.
    Practice Sheet #4 - Common Names
    Confirm if common names are covered in your lecture
    Cover common names done in your lecture.
    Help Sheet #7 - Organic (Part IV)
    Ch. 10.5
    Organic: Reactions (II) (ester and amide formation, ester and amide hydrolysis, complete hydrolysis); Fats, Soap, Biodiesel
    Not all reactions are covered by all instructors; cover reactions done in your lecture.
    Practice Sheet #5 - Reactions
    Confirm which reactions are covered in your lecture
    Not all instructors cover the same reactions!
    Help Sheet #8 - Organic (Part V)
    Ch. 10.6, 10.7, 12.8

    Organic: Polymers (addition, condensation: polyamide and polyester), Proteins, Protein Structure
    Help Sheet #9 - Organic (Part VI)
    Chs. 10 and 7: Organic: Carbohydrates, DNA (briefly covered)
    Help Sheet #10 - Ch. 12
    Equilibrium: K Expression; Size of K; Kc versus Kp; How K Changes as Rxn is Changed; K Calculations; Rxn Quotient: Q; Le Chatelier's Principle
       
    Practice Problems #2, Organic (Part II) and Chapter 12-Equilibrium
    **Do questions appropriate for your course!**




    CHEM 104-2; TTh 1:00-2:15pm

    Help Sheet #4 - Ch. 14 (Part I)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Defns; Conjugate A/B; pH Equations; pH Calculations for SA, SB, WA, and WB; Strength of A/B and Their Conjugates; % Hydrolysis; Ka, Kb, pKa, pKb; Sig Figs
    Help Sheet #5 - Ch. 14 (Part II)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Which Way an A/B Rxn Proceeds; Salts and Spectator Ions; Polyprotic Acids
    Help Sheet #6 - Ch. 15 (Part I)
    Buffers: ID Buffers; Buffer Range and Capacity; pH of a Buffer; Find pH of Buffer + SA/SB; Buffer prep
    Help Sheet #7 - Ch. 15 (Part II)
    Titrations: Titration Curves: SA+SB, SA+WB, WA+SB; Equivalence Pt; Halfway to Equivalence Pt; Indicators; pH Calculations of Titrations; Polyprotic Acid Titrations
    Help Sheet #8 - Ch. 15 (Part III)
    Solubility Product, Ksp: Find Ksp from Solubility; Find Solubility from Ksp; Which Solid is More Soluble?; Common Ion Effect; pH and Solubility; Does a Ppt Form?; Kf
     
    Practice Problems #2, Chs. 14 (Acids/Bases) and 15 (Buffers, Titrations, Ksp)
    Ch 14: Questions 8. III and 12 corrected




    CHEM 104-1; TTh 9:30-10:45am

    Help Sheet #11 - Ch. 16
    Thermodynamics: Enthalpy, H° (review); Entropy, S°; Comparing Entropy in Different Systems; Spontaneous Rxns; Free Energy, G°; Sign Conventions
    Updated 12/3/16: Corrected Answer to Question 11
    Help Sheet #12 - Ch. 14 (Part I)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Defns; Conjugate A/B; pH Equations; pH Calculations for SA, SB, WA, and WB; Strength of A/B and Their Conjugates; % Hydrolysis; Ka, Kb, pKa, pKb; Sig Figs
    Help Sheet #13 - Ch. 14 (Part II)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Which Way an A/B Rxn Proceeds; Salts and Spectator Ions; Polyprotic Acids
    Help Sheet #14 - Ch. 15 (Part I)
    Buffers: ID Buffers; Buffer Range and Capacity; pH of a Buffer; Find pH of Buffer + SA/SB; Buffer prep
    Help Sheet #15 - Ch. 15 (Part II)
    Titrations: Titration Curves: SA+SB, SA+WB, WA+SB; Equivalence Pt; Halfway to Equivalence Pt; Indicators; pH Calculations of Titrations; Polyprotic Acid Titrations
     
    Practice Problems #3, Chapters 16 (Thermo), 14 (Acids/Bases), and 15 (Buffers/Titrations)
    **Do questions appropriate for your lecture!**




    CHEM 104-2; TTh 1:00-2:15pm

    Help Sheet #9 - Ch. 16
    Thermodynamics: Enthalpy, H° (review); Entropy, S°; Comparing Entropy in Different Systems; Spontaneous Rxns; Free Energy, G°; Sign Conventions
    Updated 12/3/16: Corrected Answer to Question 11
    Help Sheet #10 - Ch. 17.1-17.5 (Part I)
    Electrochemistry: Assign Ox Num; Oxidized, reduced, oxidizing/reducing agents, Bal Redox Rxns; Draw Electrochemical Cells; Inert Electrodes; Line Notation; Standard Electrode (SHE); How E° Changes as Rxn Changes; Standard Reduction Table; Stronger Oxidizing/Reducing Agents
    Updated 11/28/16
    Help Sheet #11 - Ch. 17.6, 17.7, 17.10, 17.11 (Part II)
    Electrochemistry: Nernst Eqn; Concentration Cells; Electroylsis; Molten Systems; Types of Batteries; BAN APE; K and
    Practice Problems #3, Chapters 16 (Thermo) and 17 (Electrochem)
    Updated 12/3/16: Corrected Question 11. II in the Electrochemistry section




    CHEM 104-1; TTh 9:30-10:45am

    Help Sheet #16 - Ch. 17.1-17.5 (Part I)
    Electrochemistry: Assign Ox Num; Oxidized, reduced, oxidizing/reducing agents, Bal Redox Rxns; Draw Electrochemical Cells; Inert Electrodes; Line Notation; Standard Electrode (SHE); How E° Changes as Rxn Changes; Standard Reduction Table; Stronger Oxidizing/Reducing Agents
    Help Sheet #17 - Ch. 17.6, 17.7, 17.10, 17.11 (Part II)
    Electrochemistry: Nernst Eqn; Concentration Cells; Electroylsis; Molten Systems; Types of Batteries; BAN APE; K and
     

    More to come...




    CHEM 104-2; TTh 1:00-2:15pm

    Help Sheet #12 - Ch. 18
    Nuclear particles and rxns; Band of Stability; Kinetics/Dating; Mass Defect; Binding Energy; Fission/Fusion
    Help Sheet #13 - Chem 103 Review
    Chem 103 Review: Electronegativity, Lewis Dot Structures, Bond Polarity, VSEPR, Hybridization, Hybrid Orbitals Used in a Bond, & Intermolecular Forces

    More to come...


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    Tony's Help Sheets - Chemistry 109

    *** Using these Chem 109 handouts? Your FEEDBACK would be really appreciated! Thanks in advance! ***

    (Comments or Questions - feel free to contact Tony at atjacob@wisc.edu)


    DISCLAIMER: These handouts provide a "general" outline of the material with practice problems and answers. Each instructor presents the material differently, so not all of the material in the handouts is covered by each instructor, and some instructors will cover material not on the handouts. Please review your lecture notes and syllabus, and compare them to the handouts to note appropriate topics to work through.

    Review: Help Sheet #1 - Ch. 1
    Intro: D, SI units, Unit Conversions, Sig Figs
    Review: Flashcards - Elements
    Element Names and Symbols
    First 36 elements plus a few others; Confirm which element names/symbols you are expected to know; print 2-sided with Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Review: Help Sheet #2 - Ch. 2 (Part I)
    Atomic Structure: Atomic Structure, PT, Isotopes, Avg Atomic Mass, Naming/Writing Formulas, Polyatomic Ions
    Review: Flashcards - Ions
    Monoatomic/Polyatomic Ions' Formulas/Names
    Confirm which polyatomic ions you are expected to know in your course; download and print 2-sided from Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Review: Practice Sheet - Ions
    Polyatomic Ions
    Confirm which polyatomic ions you are expected to know
    Review: Practice Sheet - Naming
    Naming Compounds and Writing Formulas
    Confirm which polyatomic ions you are expected to know for naming
    Review: Help Sheet #3 - Ch. 2 (Part II)
    Moles: Molar mass, Mass %, Empirical and Molecular Formulas
    Review: Help Sheet #4 - Ch. 3 (Part I)
    Reactions: Balancing, Electrolytes, Types of Rxns, Writing Rxns (molecular, complete ionic, net ionic rxns), Solubility Rules (if covered)
    Review: Help Sheet #5 - Ch. 3 (Part II)
    Stoichiometry: Reactions and Mol Calculations, Limiting Reagents, Percent Yield
    Review: Help Sheet #6 - Ch. 3 (Part III)
    Concentration and Redox: Molarity calculations, dilution, solution stoichiometry; Assigning oxidation numbers, what's oxidized, reduced, oxidizing agent, reducing agent; Metal activity series
    Help Sheet #7 - Ch. 5 (Part I)
    Light and Atomic Structure: Light Equations; Electromagnetic Spectrum; Quantized System; Energy Level Diagram; Electron Transitions; de Broglie Wavelength
    Help Sheet #8 - Ch. 5 (Part II)
    Quantum:Wavefunctions; Nodes; Quantum Numbers; Orbitals Shapes; Electronic Configurations: Short hand notation; Orbital Box Diagram; Charged Transition Elements; Number of unpaired electrons
    Help Sheet #9 - Ch. 5 (Part III)
    Periodic Properties: Effective Nuclear Charge; Shielding; Periodic Table Trends - Atomic Radii, Ionic Radii, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity; Born-Haber Cycle
    Help Sheet #10 - Ch. 6 (Part I)
    Bonding: Lewis Dot Structures; Bond Order
    Help Sheet #11 - Organic (Part I)
    Chs. 2, 6, 7, Appendix E

    Organic: Naming Molecules, Functional Groups (first 5), Drawing Molecules; confirm which functional groups are covered in your lecture
    Practice Sheet - ID, Name and Draw Functional Groups/Molecules (I)
    Confirm which functional groups are covered in your lecture; practice sheet contains: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic, aromatic (benzene)
    Help Sheet #12 - Ch. 6 (Part II)
    Bonding: Electronegativity, Types of Bonds; Bond Polarity; Lewis Dot Structures (re-visited); Resonance; Formal Charge; Bond Dissociation Energy (e.g., bond enthalpy)
    Help Sheet #13 - Ch. 7 (Part I)
    Molecular Shapes: VSEPR; Molecular Polarity
    Help Sheet #14 - Ch. 7 (Part II)
    Valence Bond Theory: Hybrid Orbitals, pi and sigma Bonds
    Help Sheet #15 - Ch. 7 (Part III), Ch. 9 (Part I)
    Liquids: Intermolecular Forces; Liquid Properties
    Help Sheet #16 - Organic (Part II)
    Chs. 2, 6, 7

    Organic: Petroleum, Isomers (structural, optical, geometric)
    Skip isomers if they are not covered
    Practice Sheet - Isomers
    Structural, Geometric, and Optical Isomers
    Skip this practice sheet if isomers are not covered

    Help Sheet #17 - Organic (Part III)
    Chs. 6, 10, Appendix E

    Organic: Functional Groups (II), Common Names
    Skip common names if they are not covered
    Flashcards - Functional Groups
    Functional Groups
    Confirm which functional groups you are expected to know in your course; download and print 2-sided from Adobe Reader for proper alignment
    Practice Sheet - ID, Name and Draw Functional Groups/Molecules (II)
    Confirm which functional groups are covered in your lecture; practice sheet contains: alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amides, amines
    Help Sheet #18 - Organic (Part IV)
    Ch. 10:
    Organic: Reactions: Combustion, redox, ester and amide formation, ester and amide hydrolysis; Fats, Soap, Biodiesel
    Practice Sheet - Organic Reactions
    Organic Reactions
    Confirm which reactions are covered in your lecture
    (combustion, redox, condenstion, hydrolysis)
    Help Sheet #19 - Organic (Part V)
    Ch. 10:
    Organic: Polymers (addition, condensation: polyamide and polyester)
    Help Sheet #20 - Organic (Part VI)
    Chs. 10 and 7: Organic: Proteins, Protein Structure, Carbohydrates, DNA (briefly covered), Lipids (briefly covered)
    Help Sheet #21 - Ch. 11 (Part I)
    Kinetics: Average Rates; Initial Rates; Relative Rates; Rate Constant with Units; Evaluating a Rate Law - Initial Rates Method, Description, Raw Data; Integrated Rate Laws; Half-life
    Help Sheet #22 - Ch. 18
    Nuclear particles and rxns; Band of Stability; Kinetics/Dating; Mass Defect; Binding Energy; Fission/Fusion
    Help Sheet #23 - Ch. 11 (Part II)
    Kinetics: Mechanisms; Reaction Coordinate Diagrams; Arrhenius Equation
    Review: Help Sheet #24 - Ch. 4 (Part I)
    Thermochemistry: Work; Specific Heat Capacity; q = CmT; Heat Transfer; Enthalpy changes for a rxn, rH (proportionality)
    Review: Help Sheet #25 - Ch. 4 (Part II)
    Thermochemistry: Phase Changes (vapH, fusH); Hess's Law; Calorimetry; Heat of Formation (fH); Phase Change + Heat transfer
    Help Sheet #26 - Ch. 16
    Thermodynamics: Enthalpy, H (review); Entropy, S; Comparing Entropy in Different Systems; Spontaneous Rxns; Free Energy, G; Sign Conventions
    Help Sheet #27 - Ch. 12
    Equilibrium: K Expression; Size of K; Kc versus Kp; How K Changes as Rxn is Changed; K Calculations; Rxn Quotient: Q; Le Chatelier's Principle
    Help Sheet #28 - Ch. 14 (Part I)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Defns; ID Acids/Bases; Conjugate A/B; Autoionization; pH Equations; pH Calculations; Strength of A/B and Conjugates; %Ionization; Ka, Kb, pKa, pKb; Sig Figs
    Help Sheet #29 - Ch. 14 (Part II)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Polyprotic Acids; Salts and Spectator Ions; Which Side of A/B Rxn is Favored; Structure vs Acidity; Rxns of Metal and Nonmetal Oxides
    Help Sheet #30 - Ch. 15 (Part I)
    Buffers: ID Buffers; Buffer Range/Choosing a Buffer; pH of a Buffer; Buffer+SA/SB; Buffer Capacity; Buffer Prep
    Help Sheet #31 - Ch. 15 (Part II)
    Titrations: Titration Curves: SB+SA, SA+SB, WA+SB, WB+SA; Equivalence Pt; Halfway to Equivalence Pt; Indicators; pH Calculations of Titrations; Polyprotic Acid Titrations
    Help Sheet #32 - Ch. 17 (Part I)
    Electrochemistry: Assign Ox Num; Oxidized, reduced, oxidizing/reducing agents, Bal Redox Rxns; Draw Electrochemical Cells; Inert Electrodes; Line Notation; Standard Electrode (SHE); How E Changes as Rxn Changes; Standard Reduction Table; Stronger Oxidizing/Reducing Agents

    Help Sheet #33 - Ch. 17 (Part II)
    Electrochemistry: Nernst Eqn; Concentration Cells; Electroylsis; Molten Systems; Types of Batteries; BAN APE; K and G

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    Kelly's Help Sheets - Chemistry 108

    (Comments or Questions - feel free to contact Tony at atjacob@wisc.edu)

    DISCLAIMER: These handouts provide a "general" outline of the material with practice problems and answers. Each Instructor presents the material differently, so not all of the material in the handouts is covered by each Instructor, and some material unique to one Instructor may not be covered on the handout. Please review your lecture notes and syllabus, and compare them to the handouts to note appropriate topics.

    Help Sheet #1
    Atoms, Molecules, Elements, Compounds, Chemical and Physical Properties and Changes, Atomic Structure, Radioactivity
    Help Sheet #2
    Ionizing radiation, Ionic compounds, Free radicals, Half-life, Fission, Neutron activation, Transuranium elements
    Help Sheet #3
    Combustion, Hydrocarbons, Atmospheric composition, % to ppm conversions, Atmospheric layers, Criteria pollutants, Density



    José's Chemistry 343 Resources

    (Comments or Questions - feel free to contact Tony at atjacob@wisc.edu)


    DISCLAIMER: These handouts provide a "general" outline of the material with practice problems and answers. Each Instructor presents the material differently, so not all of the material in the handouts is covered by each Instructor, and some material unique to one Instructor may not be covered on the handout. Please review your lecture notes and compare them to the handouts to note appropriate topics.

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    #1: Lewis Structures (answers)
    #2: Resonance Structures (answers)
    #3: Electron Pushing Arrows in O-Chem
    #4: Alkane Nomenclature (answers)
    #5: Lewis Acids and Bases (answers)
    #6: Acid Base Practice Problems (answers)

    Reactions of Alkenes-Flashcard Format
    #1: Overview: Alkene Addition Reactions
    #2: Hydrogenation
    #3: Halogenation
    #4: Halohydrin Synthesis
    #5: Haloether Synthesis
    #6: Oxymercuration-Reduction
    #7: Alkoxymercuration-Reduction
    #8: Hydroboration-Oxidation
    #9: Ozonolysis
    #10: HBr Addition to Alkenes in the presence of Peroxides
    Practice #1: Addition Reactions to Alkenes (answers)
    Practice #2: Addition Reactions to Alkenes (answers)


    Stereoisomers
    Cyclohexane Conformations

    #1: Practice: Stereoisomers (answers)

     
    Substitution (SN1 and SN2) and Elimination (E1 and E2) Reactions
    Trends in Alkyl Substitution Reactions

    Trends in Alkyl Elimination Reactions

    Practice #3: SN1, SN2 (answers)

    Practice #4: Practice Questions (answers)

    Practice #5: Practice Problems on Synthesis (answers)

    Carbenes and Carbenoids-Flashcard Format
    #1: Carbene and Carbenoid Reactivity


       
    Organometallics-Flashcard Format
    #1: Organometallic Compounds


       
    Alcohol Reactions-Flashcard Format
    #1 : Alkyl Halides from 1o and 2o Alcohols
    #2: Alkyl Halides from 2o Alcohols
    #3: Sulfonate Ester Preparation
    #4: Ethers from Alcohols Using Sulfonates
    #5: Ox of 1o Alcohols to Aldehydes
    #6: Ox of 1o Alcohols to Carboxylic Acids
    #7: Reaction of 2o Alcohols to Ketones
    #8: Rxn of 1o Alcohol with Hydrogen Halides
    #9: Rxn of 2o Alcohol with Hydrogen Halides
    #10: Reaction of 3o Alcohol with Hydrogen Halides
    #11: Acid Catalyzed Dehydration of an Alcohol


     
    Reactions of Ethers-Flashcard Format
    #1: Ethers From 1o Alcohols
    #2: Ethers From 3o Alcohols
    #3: Reaction of Ethers With Hydrogen Halides
    #4: The Williamson Ether Synthesis
    Reactions of Epoxides-Flashcard Format
    #1: Synthesis of Epoxides Using Peroxides
    #2: Synthesis of Epoxides Using Halohydrins
    #3: Acid-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Reaction of an Epoxide
    #4: Base-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Reaction of an Epoxide
    #5: Reactions of Epoxide With Organometallics

    Practice #6: Practice Problems on Epoxide Reactivity (answers)


    Synthesis and Reactions of Alkynes-Flashcard Format
    #1: Synthesis of Alkynes
    #2: Hydrogenation of Alkynes
    #3: Partial Hydrogenation of Alkynes-I
    #4: Partial Hydrogenation of Alkynes-II
    #5: HX Addition to Alkynes
    #6: HBr Addition to Alkynes with Peroxides
    #7: Hydration of Alkynes
    #8: Hydroboration-Oxidation of Terminal Alkynes
    #9: Hydroboration-Oxidation of Internal Alkynes

    Practice #7: Alkyne Reactions (answers)


    Synthesis
    Practice #8: Synthesis Practice (answers)


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    José's Chemistry 345 Handouts

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    DISCLAIMER: These handouts provide an outline of some organic material. Each Instructor presents the material differently, so not all of the material in the handouts may apply to all Instructors. Please review your lecture notes to determine the appropriate topics.








    1H NMR
    #1: 1H NMR Spectroscopy Worksheet   (answers)
    #2: Strategies for Solving Problems using 1H NMR, IR


     


    IR Spectroscopy
    #1: Practice Problems I on IR Spectroscopy   (answers)
    #2: More Practice Problems on IR Spectroscopy   (answers)



    Electron Pushing Arrows
    #1: Electron Pushing Arrows in O-Chem




    Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) - Flashcard Format
    #1: EAS Nitration
    #2: EAS Bromination
    #3: EAS Chlorination
    #4: EAS Sulfonation
    #5: EAS Friedel-Crafts Alkylation
    #6: EAS Friedel-Crafts Acylation


    Practice #1: EAS Reactions (answers)


    Benzylic and Allylic Reactions - Flashcard Format
    #1: Allylic Bromination
    #2: Benzylic Bromination
    #3: Synthesis of Allylic Grignard Reagents
    #4: Substitution Reactions
    #5: Elimination Reactions
    #6 : Oxidation Reaction of Allylic and Benzylic Alcohols



    Oxidation of Alkylbenzenes - Flashcard Format
    #1: Oxidation of Alkylbenzene Compounds


     
     
    Elimination Reactions of Vinyl Halides - Flashcard Format
    #1: Alkyne Synthesis


     
     
    Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution - Flashcard Format
    #1: Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution


     
     
    Reactions of Phenols - Flashcard Format
    #1: Phenol Reactivity Toward Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS)
    #2: Reaction of Aryl Alkyl Halides with HX
    #3: Oxidation of Phenols
    #4: Williamson Ether Synthesis
    Reactions Involving Transition Metal Complexes - Flashcard Format
    #1: The Heck Reaction
    #2: Suzuki Coupling Reaction
    #3: Alkene Metathesis Reaction


    Aldehyde and Ketone Reactivity - Flashcard Format
    #1: Aldehyde and Ketone Reduction
    #2: Cyanohydrin Synthesis
    #3: Reaction With Grignard Reagents
    #4: Reaction With Acetylide Reagents
    #5: Acetals
    #6: The Wolff-Kishner Reduction
    #7: The Clemmensen Reduction
    #8: Reaction With Primary Amines
    #9: Reaction With Secondary Amines
    #10: The Wittig Reaction
    Practice #2: Problems on Acetals and Synthesis   (answers)


    Reactivity of Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives - Flashcard Format
    #1: Synthesis of Carboxylic Acids
    #2: Synthesis of Esters From Carboxylates
    #3: Methyl Esters by the Use of Diazomethane
    #4: Fischer Esterification
    #5: Acid Chlorides from Carboxylic Acids
    #6: Transesterification
    #7: Reduction of Carboxylic Acids to 1o-alcohols
    #8: Synthesis of Acid Anhydrides
    #9: Synthesis of Sulfonyl Chlorides
    #10: Decarboxylation of β-Dicarboxylic Acids
    #11: Base Catalyzed Hydrolysis of an Amide
    #12: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of an Amide
    #13: Reaction of Esters With Grignard Reagents
    #14: Reaction of an Acid Chloride with a Lithium Dialkylcuprate
    #15: Reaction of Esters With Amines to Form Amides
    #16: Hydrolysis of Acid Chlorides
    #17: Hydrolysis of Acid Anhydrides
    #18: Base Promoted Hydrolysis of Esters (Saponification)
    #19: Base Catalyzed Lactone Hydrolysis
    #20: Base Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Nitriles
    #21: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Nitriles
    #22: Acid Chloride Reactions
    #23: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Lactones
    #24: Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Esters
    #25: Reduction of Derivatives of Carboxylic Acid
    #26: Reduction of Acid Chlorides to Aldehydes
    #27: The Strecker Synthesis
    #28: Reaction of Nitriles With Grignard Reagents
    Practice #3: Problems on Carboxylic Acids and Synthesis   (answers)

    Reactivity of Enols, Enolate Ions and α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds- Flashcard Format
    #1: Formation of Enols Under Acidic Conditions
    #2: Formation of Enolate Ions Under Basic Conditions
    #3: The α-Halogenation of Carbonyl Compounds
    #4: The Haloform Reaction
    #5: The Aldol Reaction Under Acidic Conditions
    #6: The Aldol Reaction Under Basic Conditions
    #7: The α-Bromination of Carboxylic acids
    #8: The α, β-Conjugate Addition Reaction (Michael Addition)
    #9: 1,2 vs 1,4 Addition Reactions to α, β-Conjugate Carbonyl Compounds
    #10: Claisen Condensation and Other Similar Reactions
    #11: The Robinson Annulation Reaction

    Reactivity of Amine Compounds- Flashcard Format
    #1: Direct Alkylation of Amines
    #2: Reactions of Amines: Acylation
    #3: Primary Amine Derivatives of Aldehydes and Ketones
    #4: Secondary Amine Derivatives of Aldehydes and Ketones
    #5: Reactions of Amines: Reductive Amination (Borch Reaction)
    #6: Synthesis of Primary Amines (Gabriel Synthesis)
    #7: Synthesis of Arylamines
    #8: Quaternization of Amines
    #9: Hofmann Elimination
    #10: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) of Arylamines
    #11: Aromatic Substitution With Diazonium Salts
    #12: Reactions of Amines: Diazonium Salts
    #13: Buchwald-Hartwig Amination
    #14: Curtius Rearrangement
    #15: Hofmann Rearrangement
    #16: The Sandmeyer Reaction
    #17: The Mannich Reaction

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