General Chemistry - F1403

General Chemistry - F1403
Bhawani Venkataraman
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861 Chandler
TA: Eric Knoll
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Chemistry is about molecules - their shape, structure,
Molecules are everywhere - chemistry affects everything!
Chapters for Fall ‘02
1. The Atomic Nature of Matter.
2. Stoichiometry.
3. Chemical Periodicity and the Formation of Simple Compounds.
4. Types of Chemical Reactions.
5. The Gaseous State.
6. Condensed Phases and Phase Transitions.
7. Chemical Equilibrium.
10. Thermochemistry.
11. Spontaneous Change and Equilibrium.
12. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry.
13. Electrochemistry and Cell Voltage.
Water - H2O
insect on water
Caloric value of food
Hubbert’s Peak, K. S. Deffeyes
Electrochemical Cell
C6H12O6 + 6 O2 ----------> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O + Energy
Carbon atoms in glucose are oxidized - each carbon loses 2
electrons) as they are converted to carbon dioxide.
Each oxygen atom is reduced by gaining 2 electrons when it is
converted to water.
Part of the energy is released as heat and the remainder is
stored in the chemical bonds of "energetic" compounds such
as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and nicotinamide adenine
dinucleotide (NADH).
Greenhouse Effect - why is CO2 a greenhouse gas, but N2, is not?
Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers as Medical Devices