Atoms First Version of
An Introduction to Chemistry by Mark Bishop

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Chapters | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Appendix A | Appendix B | Selected Answers | Photo Credits | Glossary/Index |


Table of Contents

Printable Periodic Table

Web Periodic Table

Element List

Conversion Factors



Chapter 1

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Chemistry

Student Study Guide Chapter 1

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Section 1.1: An Introduction to Chemistry

Section 1.2: Suggestions for Studying Chemistry

Section 1.3: The Scientific Method

Section 1.4: Measurement and Units

Section 1.5: Reporting Values from Measurements

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Chapter 1 Glossary Quiz

Chapter Lectures (times in parentheses)

Section 1.1 - An Introduction to Chemistry (12:41)

Section 1.2 - Suggestions for Studying Chemistry (4:05)

Section 1.3 - The Scientific Method (7:21)

Section 1.4 - Measurement and Units (36:16)

Section 1.5 - Reporting Values from Measurements (13:27)

Exercise Explanations

Exercise 1.1

Exercise 1.2

Exercise 1.3


Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Unit Conversions

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Section 2.1: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Section 2.2: Rounding Off and Significant Figures

Section 2.3: Density and Density Calculations

Section 2.4: Percentage and Percentage Calculations

Section 2.5: A Summary of the Unit Analysis Process

Section 2.6: Temperature Conversions

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Chapter 2 Glossary Quiz

Chapter Lectures (times in parentheses)

Section 2.1 - Unit Analysis (23:08)

Section 2.2 - Rounding and Significant Figures (30:06)


Conversion Factors Tutorial

Conversion Factors Help

Exercise Explanations

Exercise 2.1

Exercise 2.2

Exercise 2.3

Exercise 2.4

Exercise 2.5


Chapter 3

Chapter 3: The Structure of Matter and the Chemical Elements

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Section 3.1: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Section 3.2: The Chemical Elements

Section 3.3: The Periodic Table of the Elements

Section 3.4: The Structure of the Elements

Section 3.5: Common Elements

Section 3.6: Relating Mass to Number of Particles

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Chapter 3 Glossary Quiz


Structure of Matter

Structure of Matter (with audio)

Hydrogen-1 Atom

Hydrogen-2 (Deuterium) Atom

Hydrogen-3 (Tritium) Atom

Helium Atom

Element Properties

Element Properties (with audio)

Chapter Lectures (times in parentheses)

Section 3.1 - Solids, Liquids, and Gases (27:40)

Section 3.2 - The Chemical Elements (8:57)

Section 3.3 - The Periodic Table of the Elements (22:28)

Section 3.4 - The Structure of the Elements (34:51)


Element Names and Symbols

Isotope Notation

Element Structures





Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Modern Atomic Theory

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Section 4.1: Energy

Section 4.2: The Mysterious Electron

Section 4.3: Multi-Electron Atoms

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Climate Change PowerPoint

Chapter 4 Glossary Quiz


Complete Electron Configurations

Complete Electron Configurations Help

Abbreviated Electron Configurations

Abbreviated Electron Configurations Help

Elements with Unexpected Electron Configurations


Chapter 5

Chapter 5: Chemical Compounds

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Section 5.1: Classification of Matter

Section 5.2: Compounds and Chemical Bonds

Section 5.3: Ionic Compounds

Section 5.4: Molecular Compounds

Section 5.5: Drawing Lewis Structures

Section 5.6: Resonance

Section 5.7: Molecular Geometry from Lewis Structures

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Chapter 5 Glossary Quiz



Molecular Structures

Simple Hydrocarbons


Tetrahedral Shape

Molecular Geometry


Chapter 6

Chapter 6: More on Chemical Compounds

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Section 6.1: Ionic Nomenclature

Section 6.2: Binary Covalent Nomenclature

Section 6.3: Acids

Sections 6.4 and 6.5: Acid Nomenclature and Summary of Chemical Nomenclature

Section 6.6: Molar Mass and Chemical Compounds

Section 6.7: Relationships Between Masses of Elements and Compounds

Section 6.8: Determination of Empirical and Molecular Formulas

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Acid Animation

Acid Animation (with audio) 


Cation Names and Formulas Tutorial

Cation Names and Formulas Help

Anion Names and Formulas Tutorial

Anion Names and Formulas Help


Ionic Nomenclature Tutorial

Ionic Nomenclature Help

Binary Covalent Nomenclature Tutorial

Binary Covalent Nomenclature Help

Types of Substances

Types of Substances Help

Nomenclature Tutorial

Chemical Nomenclature Help

Molar Mass Conversion Factors Tutorial

Molar Mass Conversion Factors Help

Percent Element in Compound

Combustion Analysis

Molecular Structures



Chapter 7

Chapter 7: An Introduction to Chemical Reactions

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Section 7.1: Chemical Reactions and Chemical Equations

Section 7.2: Liquid Water and Water Solutions

Section 7.3:  Precipitation Reactions

Section 7.4: Chemical Changes and Energy

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The Structure of Water

The Structure of Water (with audio)

Dissolving NaCl

Dissolving NaCl (with audio)

Precipitation Reaction

Precipitation Reaction (with audio)


Balancing Chemical Equations Tutorial

Balancing Chemical Equations Help

Predicting Ionic Solubility Tutorial

Predicting Ionic Solubility Help

Writing Precipitation Equations


Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Acids, Bases, and Acid-Base Reactions 

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Section 8.1: Strong and Weak Bases

Section 8.2: pH and Acidic and Basic Solutions

Section 8.3: Arrhenius Acid-Base Reactions

Section 8.4: Brønsted-Lowry Acids and Bases

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Chapter 8 Glossary Quiz


Acid/Base Reaction Animation

Acid/Base Reaction Animation (with audio)


Identifying Acids and Bases Tutorial

Identifying Acids and Bases Help

Identification of Strong and Weak Bases

Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

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Section 9.1: An Introduction to Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

Section 9.2: Oxidation Numbers

Section 9.3: Types of Chemical Reactions

Section 9.4: Voltaic Cells

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Single-Displacement Reaction

Single-Displacement Reaction (with audio)


Balancing Redox Equations


Chapter 10

Chapter 10: Chemical Calculations and Chemical Equations

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Section 10.1: Equation Stoichiometry

Section 10.2: Real-World Applications of Equation Stoichiometry

Section 10.3: Molarity and Equation Stoichiometry

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Equation Stoichiometry and Mixtures

Acid-Base Titration Problems


Chapter 11

Chapter 11: Gases

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Section 11.1: Gases and Their Properties

Section 11.2: Ideal Gas Calculations

Section 11.3: Equation Stoichiometry and Ideal Gases

Section 11.4: Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures

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Ozone and CFCs PowerPoint

Chapter 11 Glossary Quiz


Boyle's Law Animation

Boyle's Law Animation (audio)

Gay-Lussac's Law Animation

Gay Lussac's Law Animation (audio)

Charles's Law

Charles's Law Animation (audio)

Pressure-Moles Animation

Pressure-Moles Animation (audio)

Volume-Moles Animation

Volume-Moles Animation (audio)


Real Gases

Gas Stoichiometry shortcut


Chapter 12

Chapter 12: Liquids: Condensation, Evaporation, and Dynamic Equilibrium

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Section 12.1: Changing from Gas to Liquid and from Liquid to Gas - An Introduction to Dynamic Equilibrium

Section 12.2: Boiling Liquids

Section 12.3: Particle-Particle Attractions

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Predicting Molecular Polarity

London Forces and Polar Molecules

Strengths of Attractions and Boiling Point Temperatures


Chapter 13

Chapter 13: Solution Dynamics

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Section 13.1: Why Solutions Form

Section 13.2: Fats, Oils, Soaps, and Detergents

Section 13.3: Saturated Solutions and Dynamic Equilibrium

Section 13.4: Solutions of Gases in Liquids

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Supersaturated Solutions

Temperature and Solubility


Chapter 14

Chapter 14: The Process of Chemical Reactions

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Section 14.1: Collision Theory: A Model for the Reaction Process

Section 14.2: Rates of Chemical Reactions

Section 14.3: Reversible Reactions and Chemical Equilibrium

Section 14.4: Disruption of Equilibrium

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Equilibrium Calculations

pH and Equilibrium

Weak Acid Equilibrium

Volume Effect on Equilibrium


Chapter 15

Chapter 15: An Introduction to Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Synthetic Polymers

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Section 15.1: Organic Compounds

Section 15.2: Important Substances in Food

Section 15.3: Digestion

Section 15.4: Synthetic Polymers

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Chymotrypsin Protein Synthesis

Addition (Chain-Growth) Polymers

Molecular Structures



Carboxylic Acids







Difunctional Organic Compounds  

Organic Structures  




Amino Acids

Protein Secondary Structure






Chapter 16

Chapter 16: Nuclear Chemistry

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Section 16.1: The Nucleus and Radioactivity

Section 16.2: Uses for Radioactive Substances

Section 16.3: Nuclear Energy

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Radioactivity (with audio)

Cobalt-60 Formation and Decay

Appendix A

Appendix B

Photo Credits

Selected Answers