FAEN 107: General Chemistry


Atomic Structure: The Schrödinger equation, quantum numbers, solution to the Schrödinger equation for one electron atom. Hund’s Rule, Pauli’s and Aufau principles. Periodic properties of elements: Overview of general features of S-block, P-block and D-block elements. Thermochemistry: Heat and energy, heat of formation, Hess Law, estimation of bond energies. Acids and Bases: pH, strengths of acids and bases, buffers, salts, electrolytic solutions solubility and solubility products concept. Oxidation: Reduction reactions, standard electrode potential, electrochemical cell, concentration dependence of electrode potential, electrochemical series, corrosion, prevention of corrosion, electrolysis, and Faraday’s laws