PSE 102 Chemistry and Thermodynamics I

This course consists of two components: Chemistry and Thermodynamics. It considers each of these components.

Chemistry component:
1. Universe around us. What is chemistry? Atoms, molecules, and ions. Substances, elements, and mixtures. Changes and properties of matter. Chemistry divisions.
2. Scientific method: observation, law, hypothesis, experiment, data, results, and theory. Periodic Law, Periodic Table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
3. Timeline of atomic theories and models. Elementary particles. Atomic number, mass number, atomic mass, isotopes. Quantum numbers for different orbitals. Electron configuration of atoms. Valence electrons and the octet rule.
4. Periodic Law, Periodic Table. Atomic/ionic radius. Electron affinity. Electronegativity. Ionization energy. Polarizability. Isoelectronic configurations. Metals, metalloids, and non-metals.
5. Lewis structures. Covalent, ionic, and metallic bonds.
6. The valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory. Polar and nonpolar molecules.
7. Intermolecular interactions. Gaseous, liquid, and solid states. Phase changes. Energy of physical change.

Thermodynamics component:
1. Fundamentals of thermodynamics.
2. Work and heat.
3. First Law.
4. Pure substances.
5. Second Law.