Some useful things to know for Exam 1: Fundamentals: (Ch 2) Naming ionic and covalent compounds. This means you should know the names and symbols of the elements (ones at the bottom are not as important as the first 50 or so and ones in named groups like the halogens; know common metals like iron, gold, silver, mercury etc. Also know what the halogens, alkalai metals, alkali earth metals, transition metals, halogens and noble gases are and their location on the Periodic Table. Know which elements exist as diatomics. Metric prefixes, unit conversion, scientific notation. Be able to use/enter/do these on your nonprogrammable calculator!! Chapter 12: Electromagnetic spectrum: regions, be able to rank in terms of E, λ, ν. Early experiments with light: Young’s slits, blackbody radiation and the photoelectric effect. What happened and what did it show us? Link this to the E-M spectrum, Planck's equation and Wave-Particle Duality.
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