Chemistry for Liberal Arts
FSCJ CHM1020 Online Lectures
by: Dr. Stephen Lukacs (October 2017)
Liberal arts chemistry designed for liberal arts, undecided, elective, and online nursing students at FSCJ.
Welcome to the Course
Introduction to the Course and Syllabus
(October 2017) What and why I expect from you in this course and how you're going to accomplish success.
Week 1: Chapters 1, 2, & 3
Introduction; Measurement and Calculations; Matter
(October 2017) An introduction to chemistry, measurement and basic mathematics, and matter.
These math skills will be extensively used through the course. The skills will include 2nd level unit-conversions and temperature conversions.
Week 2: Chapters 11 & 4
Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, & Electron Configurations; Elements, Atoms, and Ions (Polyatomics)
(October 2017) All stuff is made of chemicals, matter. All matter uses energy to interact, transform, and react. Matter and energy, energy and matter. From the distant stars, our moon, to the air in the atmosphere, the depths of our oceans and planet, to the nature and mystery of living system. Matter and energy, energy and matter.
All of matter is founded on the structure of the atom. The entire collection of various atoms are known, and are known to be listed in the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Week 3: Chapters 12 & 5
Ionic and Covalent Bonding; Nomenclature
(October 2017) Just as learning to read starts with the alphabet, so it is with chemical bonding and nomenclature. And once you learn it, you can not forget it. Just as reading you never forget the alphabet. So learn it very very well and deeply.
More than one atom bonded together makes a molecules. The ionic and covalent bonds are the two types of bonds that form molecules. Both types have their own system of naming or nomenclature.
Week 4: Chapters 6, 7, & 8
Reactions and Chemical Quantities
(October 2017) Atoms and molecules, or reactants, come together to form new atoms and molecules, or products. Reactions are that process of converting reactants into products, creating an endless array of substances to meet our modern needs.
Week 5: Chapters 8 & 9
(October 2017) A qualitative understanding of reactions is great. But how much reactant do I need in order to generate the amount of product that I want?
Week 6: Chapters 13 & 14
Gases, Liquids, and Solids
(October 2017) What are the details surrounding gases, liquids, and solids?
Week 7: Chapters 15 & 16
Solutions; Acids and Bases
(October 2017) The vast majority of reactions occur in solutions because the atoms, ions, and molecules are free to float about as individual atoms, ions, and molecules, respectively, giving them the unique opportunity to be exposed as single entities, able to rotate into the optimum position for interaction with their neighboring atoms, ions, or molecules.