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Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
- Apply the valence bond theory.
- Describe the properties, distribution, structures, and alloys of metals.
- Write electron configurations for transition metals.
- Identify complex ions and common ligands.
- Compare types of isomers.
Electrochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry
- Balance Oxidation-Reduction Equations.
- Explain the electrochemical cell and standard electrode potential.
- Predict the spontaneous direction of a redox reaction.
- Calculate delta G for reactions.
- Calculate E(degree)cell under nonstandard conditions.
- Explain batteries and electrolysis.
- Calculate radioactive decay.
- Compare fission and fusion.
Ionic Equilibria and Entropy
- Describe qualitative analysis.
- Explain the second law of thermodynamics.
- Explain complex ion equilibria.
- Predict precipitation reactions.
- Calculate changes in entropy.
Solution Chemistry and Chemical Kinetics
- Determine the solubility of a solute in a solvent.
- Quantify solubility using Henry’s law.
- Calculate the concentrations of solutions.
- Determine the order, rate law, and rate constant of a reaction.
- Analyze the effects of temperature on reaction rates.
- Explain reaction mechanisms.
Catalysis and Chemical Equilibrium
- Compare catalyzed and uncatalyzed reactions.
- Write equilibrium expressions.
- Predict reaction direction.
- Calculate equilibrium concentrations and constants.
- Determine how changes in temperature, concentration, and volume affect equilibrium.
Nonmetals and Organic Chemistry
- Describe main-group elements.
- Explain the uniqueness of carbon.
- Describe hydrocarbons.
- Compare the properties of silicates, nonmetals and halogens.
Acids, Bases, Buffers and Solubility Equilibria
- Compare acids and bases.
- Calculate pH and pOH.
- Use Kw in calculations for acidic, basic, and neutral solutions.
- Explain buffer characteristics, range and capacity.
- Interpret titration curves.
- Calculate solubility product constants.
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