General Chemistry 1A - General Chemistry

Amanda Brindley, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Chemistry

School of Physical Sciences

Week 1

Week 2


Week 3

Week 4

Lecture 10 - 12

Week 5

Lecture 13 - 15

Week 6

Lecture 16 - 18

Week 7

Lecture 19 - 21

Week 8

Lecture 22 - 24

Week 9

Lecture 25 - 27

Week 10

Lecture 28 - 30

Course Information

  • Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.
  • Available: Now
  • Format: Mixed Studio and Video Lecture
  • License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
  • Lecture Topics:
    • Atomic Structure
    • General Properties of the elements
    • Covalent, ionic, and metallic bonding
    • Intermolecular forces
    • Mass relationships


Sapling Problems

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Book Problems

I thought I should explain a bit about how these problems are picked and how you should go about doing them. Many of the ones listed are testing the exact same abilities. If you already know how to do these then don't feel like you have to do every single problem listed. Do as many as you need to do to learn the material. I simply included the ones I could see putting on a test and sometimes this meant putting a lot down. If you need more practice you can do even more of the similar ones that I didn't write down but are identical in nature. I didn't want to overwhelm everyone too much so I didn't put down all the evens even though there were some good ones in there. So for more practice you can always do those that are similar to the ones I wrote down. This should be used as a basic guideline for what to do, but as with all decisions about studying in college, everyone is different and you need to do as much or as little as is right for you and your learning style. Happy Homeworking!


A 1, 3, 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32

B, C, D, F, I, M all odds (and evens if you think you need more practice) all of these are great

E 1, 3, 5, 7, 9-12, 16-25

G 5-21 odd (even if you need it), 27

H 1, 3 (if it helps, otherwise ignore it), 5, 6, 7, 11-23 (odd, or even too if you need it)

J,K,L You will need to know this for 1C, I'm not going to test you on it here, but be sure you know how to do this before you start 1C.

Chapter 1 5,6,7,8,9,11,12-34, 38-40, 45,47, 49-64, 67,69-98, 103,109-111,114-115, 121, 128-130

Chapter 2 All of them up to 105, 111, 113, 115, 116, 119

Chapter 3 1-46, 51-68, 71-77, 79-82, 86, 87, 106-108, 111

Chapter 4 1,2,5,11-14, 17-92, 94, 97-115,119, 120, 122

Chapter 5 (up through 5.6) 1-14, 17-18, 20