The First Year Chemistry Program comprises courses that address general principles of chemistry. Chemistry is a central discipline and impacts all of us, including those students who pursue careers in health, science, engineering and business.
Introduction to modern theories of atomic structure and chemical bonding; chemical reactions; stoichiometry; organic chemistry; thermochemistry; states of matter; solutions; acids and bases; oxidation-reduction reactions.
Colligative properties; thermodynamics and kinetics; complex equilibria and solubility products; electrochemistry; other topics: coordination chemistry; nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 101, 103, 107 or their equivalent.
Introduction to important concepts and principles of chemistry; emphasis on areas considered most relevant in an engineering context; practical applications of chemical principles in engineering and technology. Students completing CHEM 107 and changing majors to curricula requiring CHEM 101 and CHEM 102 may substitute CHEM 107 for CHEM 101. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 107 and CHEM101.
The concept of isotopes is introduced to high school chemistry students. However, it is important for graduate students in all fields of chemistry to understand what they are and how to apply their uses in research. Here you will find information about isotopes and mass spectrometry.
Isotopes must be understood in the study of nuclear chemistry. Unstable isotopes of an element may decompose into other elements and release energy. Here is an example. Uranium is one of the most widely know elements in nuclear technology. A radioactive isotope of this element (uranium-235) will break down into thorium-231 and helium-4 according to the following reaction.
The helium atom in this reaction contains no electrons. Therefore, it has a charge of 2+, and is also called an alpha particle. Notice that the number of protons and neutrons is additive.
92 = 90 + 2
235 = 231 + 4
Here is another classic decomposition reaction. Phosphorus-32 will change into sulfur-32, and an electron and a gamma ray are emitted.
An electron is also called a beta particle. A gamma ray is a photon of light that contains a lot of energy, and is very dangerous.
The First Year Chemistry Program presents a series of lectures from an eclectic group of speakers ranging from world-class researchers to individuals whose interests span a wide variety of topics on the outskirts of chemistry. The range of topics one finds here is also eclectic; some lectures are among the most important of our day, sometimes the lectures are just for fun.
Support for the lectures has come from Dow Chemical, the TAMU College of Science, and - for several years - from Cengage publishing. Upcoming lectures will be sponsored by Macmillan publishing.watch the lectures
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