CHEMISTRY LECTURE MODULES


General Chemistry


QuickTime movies of atomic orbitals.


R.F. Frey


J.R. Bleeke and R.F. Frey

This module uses the area of fullerene science to introduce the following concepts to first-year general-chemistry students: structure and bonding, solid-state structure, spectroscopy, energetics, and chemical reactivity. One key feature of the module is hands-on model building. The module is being designed to give students a feeling for how science is actually performed and a taste of the excitement of scientific discovery.


J.R. Bleeke and R.F. Frey

This module is appropriate for a general chemistry course directed at chemistry majors, pre-medical students, and engineering students. Some knowledge of structure and bonding are assumed; therefore this module should probably be used toward the end of the course as a bridge to sophomore organic chemistry. It is also appropriate for organic chemistry courses and would provide an excellent introduction to the topics of polymer chemistry and organometallic catalysis.


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