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    Tony's Help Sheets - Chemistry 103

    (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 - Ch. 1
    Intro: D, SI units, Unit Conversions, Sig Figs
    Practice Sheet #1 - Ch. 1
    SI Units: Conversions with SI Units
    Mini-Flashcards #1 - Ch 1
    SI Units: confirm which SI units you are expected to know in your course; download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    Mini- 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; download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    Practice Sheet #2 - Ch. 2
    Element Names and Symbols
    Help Sheet #2 - Ch. 2
    Atomic Structure: Atomic Structure, PT, Isotopes, Avg Atomic Mass, Naming/Writing Formulas, Polyatomic Ions
    Mini- Flashcards #3 - Ch. 2
    Polyatomic Ions Formulas and Names
    confirm which polyatomic ions you are expected to know in your course; download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    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)
    Types of Rxns; Moles: Molar mass, Mass %, Empirical and Molecular Formulas
    Help Sheet #4 - Ch. 3 (Part II)
    Stoichiometry: Reactions and Mol Calculations, Limiting Reagents, Percent Yield, Empirical Formulas from Elemental Analysis
    Help Sheet #5 - Ch. 4 (Part I; 4.1-4.3)
    Reactions: Electrolytes, Types of Rxns, Writing Rxns (molecular, complete ionic, net ionic rxns), Solubility Rules
    If your lecture's first exam only goes through section 4.2, then you may need to skip questions 2, 3b, 3c, 4, 5, 6c, and maybe(?) 7 and 8.
    Help Sheet #6 - Ch. 4 (Part II; 4.3-4.6)
    Redox and Solution Concentration (M): Redox (assigning oxidation numbers, what's oxidized, reduced, oxidizing agent, reducing agent); Molarity, dilution, solution stoichiometry
    Practice Problems #1 (Exam 1), Chs. 1-4
    If your lecture's first exam only goes through section 4.2 then
    skip questions 43-57 (later sections of Ch 4) and maybe(?) 40 and 41.


    Help Sheet #7 - Ch. 5 (Part I)
    Thermochemistry: Specific Heat Capacity; q = CmT; Heat Transfer; Work
    Help Sheet #8 - Ch. 5 (Part II)
    Thermochemistry: Enthalpy, Hrxn; Proportionality Calculations; Hess's Law; Phase Changes (Hvap, Hfus); Heat of Formation: Hf; Calorimetry; Phase Change + Heat transfer
    Help Sheet #9 - Ch. 6 (Part I)
    Light and Atomic Structure: Light Equations; Electromagnetic Spectrum; Quantized System; Energy Level Diagram; Electron Transitions; de Broglie Wavelength
    Help Sheet #10 - Ch. 6 (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 #11 - Ch. 7
    Periodic Properties: Effective Nuclear Charge; Shielding; Periodic Table Trends - Atomic Radii, Ionic Radii, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity
     
    Practice Problems #2 (Exam 2; updated), Chs. 5-8
    If your exam covers different chapters do the
    appropriate problems found in Practice Problems #1 and #2.


    Help Sheet #12 - Ch. 8
    Bonding: Types of Bonds; Lattice Energy and Born-Haber Cycle; Electronegativity and Bond Polarity; Lewis Dot Structures; Formal Charge; Resonance; Bond Order; Bond Dissociation Energy (e.g., bond enthalpy)
    Help Sheet #13 - Ch. 9 (Part I)
    Molecular Shapes and Valence Bond Theory: VSEPR; Molecular Polarity, Hybrid Orbitals, pi and sigma Bonds
    3D VSEPR Model by Jose Laboy
    VSEPR: A Resource to Help Visualize VSEPR Shapes
    Help Sheet #14 - Ch. 9 (Part II)
    Molecular Orbital (MO) Theory: MO Shapes; Bond Order; MO e- Configuration; Molecular Stability
    Not all lecture sections cover Molecular Orbital
    (MO) Theory; skip if not covered

       
    Practice Problems #3 (Exam 3) for some lectures, Chs. 7-9
    If your exam covers different chapters do the
    appropriate problems found in Practice Problems #2 and #3.


    Help Sheet #15 - Ch. 10 (Part I)
    Gases: Gas Laws; STP; Stoichiometry with Gases
    Help Sheet #16 - Ch. 10 (Part II)
    Gases: Partial Pressure; Kinetic Theory of Gases; Gas Root Mean Square Velocity; Diffision and Effusion; Real versus Ideal Gases
     

    More to come...



    Tony's Help Sheets - Chemistry 104

    (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 - Chs. 8, 9 & 11
    Review: Electronegativity, Lewis Dot Structures, Bond Polarity, VSEPR, Hybridization, Hybrid Orbitals Used in a Bond, & Intermolecular Forces
    Help Sheet #2 - Ch. 24 (Part I)
    Organic: Naming Molecules, Functional Groups (I), Drawing Molecules
    Confirm which functional groups you are expected to know in your course!
    Mini- Flashcards #1 - Ch 24
    Identifying Functional Groups
    Confirm which functional groups you are expected to know in your course! Download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    Mini- Flashcards #2 - Ch. 24
    Functional Groups Information
    Confirm which functional groups you are expected to know in your course! Download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    Practice Sheet #1 - Ch. 24
    Identifying Functional Groups
    Practice Sheet #2 - Ch. 24
    Naming Compounds & Drawing Structures
    Help Sheet #3 - Ch. 24 (Part II)
    Organic: Isomers (structural, optical, geometric)
    Practice Sheet #3 - Ch. 24
    Structural, Geometric, and Optical Isomers
    Help Sheet #4 - Ch. 24 (Part III)
    Organic: Functional Groups (II), Common Names, Reactions (combustion, alkane substitution, alkene and alkyne addition, aromatic substitution, redox)
    Mini- Flashcards #3 - Ch. 24
    Common names
    confirm which common names (if any) you are expected to know in your course; download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    Practice Sheet #4 - Ch. 24
    Common names
    confirm which common names (if any) you are expected to know in your course
    Help Sheet #5 - Ch. 24 (Part IV)
    Organic: Reactions (ester and amide formation, ester and amide hydrolysis, complete hydrolysis); Fats, Soap, Biodiesel
    Mini- Flashcards #4 - Ch. 24
    Reactions
    confirm which reactions you are expected to know in your course; download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    Practice Sheet #5 - Ch. 24
    Reactions
    Help Sheet #6 - Ch. 24 (Part V); Ch. 12.8
    Organic: Polymers (Ch. 12.8; addition, condensation: polyamide and polyester), Proteins, Protein Structure
    Mini- Flashcards #5 - Ch. 24
    Monomers
    confirm which monomers you are expected to know in your course; download and print from Adobe Reader otherwise alignment can be off
    Help Sheet #7 - Ch. 24 (Part VI)
    Organic: Briefly covered: Carbohydrates; Lipids; DNA

    Practice Problems #1 (Exam 1)
    Organic, Proteins, Fats (Ch. 24); Polymers (Ch. 12); Chem 103 (Ch. 8, 9, 11)

    Help Sheet #8 - Ch. 14 (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
    Help Sheet #9 - Ch. 14 (Part II)
    Kinetics: Half Life; Mechanisms; Reaction Coordinate Diagrams; Arrhenius Equation
    Help Sheet #10 - Ch. 15
    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 (Exam 2), Chs. 14 and 15

    Help Sheet #11 - Ch. 19
    Thermodynamics: Enthalpy, H (review); Entropy, S; Comparing Entropy in Different Systems; Spontaneous Rxns; Free Energy, G; Sign Conventions
    Help Sheet #12 - Ch. 16 (Part I)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Defns; Conjugate A/B; pH Equations; pH Calculations for SA, SB, WA, and WB; Stength of A/B and Their Conjugates; % Hydrolysis; Ka, Kb, pKa, pKb; Sig Figs
    Help Sheet #13 - Ch. 16 (Part II)
    Acid/Base (A/B) Equilibrium: Which Way an A/B Rxn Proceeds; Salts and Spectator Ions; Equal Mole Rxns; Polyprotic Acids
    Help Sheet #14 - Ch. 17 (Part I)
    Buffers: ID Buffers; Buffer Range and Capacity; pH of a Buffer; Find pH of Buffer + SA/SB; Buffer prep

    More to come...



    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

    More to come...



    Jose's Chemistry 343 Resources

    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.

    #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 Addn Rxns
    #2: Hydrogenation
    #3: Halogenation
    #4: Halohydrin Syn
    #5: Haloether Syn
    #6: Oxymercuration-Redn
    #7: Alkoxymercuration-Redn
    #8: Hydroboration-Ox
    #9: Ozonolysis
    #10: HBr Addn Alkenes with Peroxides
    #11: 1,2-Diol Formation from Alkenes-I
    #12: 1,2-Diol Formation from Alkenes-II
    Practice #1: Alkene Addn Rxns (answers)
    Practice #2: Alkene Rxns (answers)


    Stereoisomers
    Practice #3: Stereoisomers (answers)

    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: Rxn of 1o Alcohol with Hydrogen Halides
    #8: Rxn of 2o Alcohol with Hydrogen Halides
    #9: Rxn of 3o Alcohol with Hydrogen Halides
    #10: Periodate Ox of gem-Diols


       
    Synthesis and Reactions of Ethers-Flashcard Format
    #1: Ethers from 1o Alcohols
    #2: Ethers from 3o Alcohols
    #3: Reaction of Ethers with HX
    #4: Williamson Ether Syn


       
    Synthesis and Reactions of Epoxides-Flashcard Format
    #1: Syn of Epoxides
    #2: Acid-Cat Epoxide Rxn with a Nucleophile
    #3: Base-Cat Epoxide Rxn with a Nucleophile
    #4: Rxns of Epoxides with Organometallics


       
    Substitution (SN1 and SN2) and Elimination (E1 and E2) Reactions
    Trends in Alkyl Substitution and Elimination Rxns
    Practice #4: SN1, SN2 (answers)
    Practice #5: SN1, SN2, E1, E2 (answers)


    Synthesis and Reactions of Alkynes-Flashcard Format
    #1: Syn of Alkynes
    #2: Hydrogenation of Alkynes
    #3: Partial Hydrogenation of Alkynes-I
    #4: Partial Hydrogenation of Alkynes-II
    #5: HX Addn to Alkynes
    #6: HBr Addn to Alkynes with Peroxides
    #7: Hydration of Alkynes
    #8: Hydroboration-Ox of Terminal Alkynes
    #9: Hydroboration-Ox of Internal Alkynes
    Practice #6: Alkyne Rxns (answers)


    More to come...


    Jose's Chemistry 345 Handouts

    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.

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


    #4: Electron Pushing Arrows in O-Chem
    #5: Practice Problems on EAS   (answers)
    (Note: Answers updated on 9/29/14)
    #6: More Practice Problems on IR Spectroscopy   (answers)


    #7: Carbonyl Chemistry   (answers)




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