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CHM 165 - General/ Inorg Chemistry I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
A thorough treatment of general chemistry including atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, acids and bases, reaction rates, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. This course is intended for science, engineering, pre-vet, pre-med, pre-dental and pre-optometry majors.
Prerequisite: 1 year H.S. Chem. or CHM 122  & 2 years H.S. algebra or MAT 073  
Competencies
  1. Develop a variety of problem-solving skills
    1. Review operations with scientific notation
    2. Use significant figures properly
    3. Review English-metric conversions
    4. Solve problems by dimensional analysis
  2. Investigate various classifications and properties of matter
    1. Distinguish between extensive and intensive properties.
    2. Differentiate physical and chemical changes and properties.
    3. Classify substances as compounds or mixtures.
    4. Solve problems involving density
    5. Interconvert various temperature scales
    6. Solve problems involving heat transfer
  3. Examine various aspects of composition stoichiometry
    1. Differentiate between atoms, molecules and ions
    2. Calcualte masses of various formula units.
    3. Relate the moe unti to other units of matter measurement.
    4. Solve problems invovling percent composition of matter.
    5. Determine empirical and molecular formulas from experimental data.
    6. Derive formulas from composition data
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of solutions.
    1. Qualitatively describe the composition of solutions.
    2. Quantitatively express the concentration of solutions.
    3. Perform calculations using concentration units.
    4. Identify limiting reactants
    5. Solve problems involving percent yield
    6. Relate sequential reactions to one another
    7. Use percent by mass to describe solution concentration
    8. Use molarity to describe solution concentration
    9. Use solution concentration in stoichiometry problems
  5. Predict quantities involved in chemical changes.
    1. Balance chemical equations.
    2. Perform stoichiometric calcuations invovling moles, masses, and mass changes.
    3. Calculate percent yield.
    4. Review basic relationships involving electromagnetic radiation
    5. Use electromagnetic radiation to investigate the Bohr model of the atom
    6. Use quantum numbers to identify electrons
    7. Use the periodic table to determine electron configurations for elements
    8. Distinguish between paramagnetism and diamagnetism
  6. Describe the composition and structure of atoms and isotopes.
    1. Distinguish between atoms and isotopes of various elements based on sub-atomic particles.
    2. Describe basic relationships involving electromagnetic radiation as it relates to modern models of atomic structure.
    3. Predict the arrangement of electrons in atoms based on the periodic table.
    4. Apply the periodic nature of the chemical elements to predict and explain chemical and physical properties.
    5. Use electronegativity to describe the relative electron-attracting ability of the elements
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of ionic compounds.
    1. Describe the composition and formation of ionic compounds.
    2. Write chemical names and formulas for ionic compounds.
    3. Assign oxidation numbers to elements in an ionic compound.
    4. Predict formulas for covalent compounds
    5. Distinguish between polar and non-polar covalent bonds
    6. Differentiate polar bonds from polar molecules
    7. Draw Lewis dot structures for chemical species
    8. Assign oxidation numbers to elements
    9. Interconvert names and formulas for compounds
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of covalent bonding.
    1. Describe the composition and formation of molecular substances.
    2. Describe how electrons are involved in nonpolar covalent and polar covalent bonding.
    3. Write names and formulas of molecular substances.
    4. Draw Lewis dot structures to represent covalent substances.
    5. Predict the shapes and polarities of molecules using the VSEPR theory.
  9. Analyze chemical reactions based on similar patterns.
    1. Distinguish between electrolytes and non-electrolytes.
    2. Identify oxidizing and reducing agents in an oxidation-reduction reaction.
    3. Identify conjugate pairs in Bronsted Acid-Base reactions.
    4. Given the reactants write net ionic equations for acid-bas and precipitation reactions.
    5. Classify reactions as combination, decomposition, displacement, or metathesis
    6. Classify reactions as acid-base or redox
    7. Relate the behavior of reactants in chemical reactions to their positions on the periodic table
    8. Predict common oxidation numbers for the representative elements
    9. Predict logical reaction products for various types of chemical reactions
  10. Distinguish properties associated with gases.
    1. Use the ideas of the kinetic molecular theory to describe a gas’s behavior.
    2. Use gas laws to quantify gas properties.
    3. Relate gas laws to stoichiometry problems.
    4. Use the combined gas law
    5. Use Avogadro’s law
    6. Use the ideal gas law
    7. Determine molecular weights of gases
    8. Determine densities of gases
    9. Use Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressures
    10. Calculate relative diffusion rates of gases
    11. Compare real and ideal gases
    12. Relate gas laws to stoichiometry problems
  11. Relate thermodynamics to chemical processes.
    1. Explain what the First Law of Thermodynamics means.
    2. Calculate energy changes involved in chemical reactions and processes.
    3. Calculate enthalpy changes using Hess’s Law.
    4. Incorporate changes of state into heat transfer problems
    5. Diagram various cubic unit cells
    6. Relate unit cell dimensions to atomic or ionic radii
    7. Use unit cell data to predict densities of solids
    8. Determine various physical properties from a phase diagram
  12. Investigate the condensed states of matter.
    1. Describe the 4 types of interparticle attractions.
    2. Discuss the relationship between vapor pressure, evaporation rate, attractive forces, boiling point, and melting point.
    3. Incorporate changes of state into heat transfer problems.
    4. Explain how pressure affects solubility of gases in liquids
    5. Use molality to express solution concentration
    6. Use mole fraction to express solution concentration
    7. Predict vapor pressures of solutions using Raoult’s Law
    8. Calculate the boiling point of a solution
    9. Calculate the freezing point of a solution
    10. Explain how electrolytes affect colligative properties
    11. Solve problems involving osmotic pressure
  13. Perform various laboratory operations.
    1. Develop accurate measurement techniques.
    2. Use laboratory equipment in aprescribed manner.
    3. Handle chemicals safely.
    4. Collect data from a variety of experiments.
    5. Use experimental data to study chemical theories.
    6. Relate experimental measurements to classroom work.



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