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CHM 105 - Survey of Chemistry

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
An introduction to chemical topics with little mathematics. Topics include energy, food chemistry, air and water pollution, agricultural chemicals, detergents and drugs. The course is for students who need one semester of laboratory science.
Competencies
  1. Give examples of the role of chemistry in a person’s daily life
  2. State the nature of scientific inquiry and methods
  3. Measure laboratory-size quantities using metric units
    1. Use the balance properly
    2. Measure volume with laboratory glassware
    3. Measure temperatures in Celsius
    4. Perform acid-base titrations
    5. Find the density of various substances
  4. Examine the history of the understanding of matter using various models of the atom
    1. Define Dalton’s atom
    2. Draw the atom as understood by Thomson
    3. Explain how Rutherford’s experiments led to an understanding of the nucleus
    4. Predict the electron arrangement for small atoms using the ideas of Bohr
    5. Draw the atom as conceived by Heisenberg and Schrodinger
  5. Explain line spectra based on the wave nature of light and the atomic structure of matter
  6. Examine nuclear reactions
    1. Discuss the nature of alpha, beta and gamma radiation’s
    2. Use the concept of half-life to predict the effective lifetime of a radioactive substance
    3. Identify the damage caused by the various forms of radiation
    4. Predict the isotopes formed during alpha and beta decay
    5. Explain fission and fusion
  7. Predict the properties of certain elements
    1. Label important regions on the periodic table
    2. Predict loss and gain of electrons for representative elements
    3. Predict electrical charges for ions based on their location on the periodic table
  8. Use the symbolism of chemistry
    1. Give formulas for selected polyatomic ions
    2. Predict formulas for compounds based on the nature of their components
  9. Name selected elements and compounds
  10. Express the results of simple chemical reactions in the form of chemical equations
    1. Identify reactants and products
    2. Label the symbols used in chemical equations
    3. Balance simple chemical equations
  11. Identify acids and bases in terms of their structures and properties
    1. Define acid, base and salt
    2. List simple tests for acids and bases
    3. Write neutralization equations
    4. Associate acidity and basicity with the pH value
  12. Name selected organic substances
  13. Demonstrate an understanding of plastics
  14. Draw portions of various plastics given the monomer structure
    1. Define terms related to plastics
    2. Draw polymer structures based on their monomer structures
    3. Discuss advantages and drawbacks of plastics
  15. Identify the role of various, important food molecules
  16. Identify the chemical composition and properties of chemicals found in the home.



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