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Chapter references are for Oxtoby, 6th edition
Unit I: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
It is a "no brainer" to say that molecules are constructed of elements from the periodic table. These molecules can be separated into either organic or inorganic depending of which elements are used. The term organic is used to reference molecules that are primarily based on carbon, while the rest of the molecules are "inorganic." Although useful for study and research, this separation is not black/white as are most "rules" in chemistry.
Unit II: Electrochemistry: The Study of Shifting Electrons
In this chapter, the married subjects of thermodynamics and equilibrium will be expanded to a troika by including electrochemistry. The ability to "steal" and "donate" electrons will be introduced and discussed in the context of free energies, enthalpies, entropies and equilibrium constants.
Unit IV: Spectroscopies: Viewing the World through Light
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