General College Chemistry

Volume 1
Cover for General College Chemistry
Abstract
General College Chemistry introduces students to the study of chemistry using an atoms-first approach. The first unit, Atoms, explores the structure of atoms, while reviewing the key historical studies and experiments that led to our modern understanding. Electronic structure and periodic trends are also presented. The second unit, Molecules, presents various models of bonding including Lewis Structures, Valence Bond Theory, and Molecular Orbital Theory, and further develops concepts of isomerism, molecular shape and polarity. The third unit, Interactions, explores the ways that systems of molecules interact with each other, leading to bulk scale properties. These are exemplified using gases and condensed phases and emphasizing intermolecular interactions. The fourth unit, Reactions, introduces chemical equations, reaction stoichiometry, and basic thermochemistry concepts to explore the ways that matter can be rearranged and the energy associated with those changes.
Cover Design
Royce Kimmons
ChemistryPhysical Sciences

Citation

General College Chemistry. https://open.byu.edu/general_college_chemistry

Licensing

CC BY

CC BY: This work is released under a CC BY license, which means that you are free to do with it as you please as long as you properly attribute it.

Like this? Endorse it!