Dec 10, 2023
CHM 110 - College Chemistry I
Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4
Description: This is the first course in a sequence which includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.
Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100 , RDG 100 , MAT 110 and (CHM 100 or high school chemistry) with a minimum grade of C.
- Classification of matter
- The units and numbers of measurement
- Unit conversion
- Properties of elements including atoms, electrons and nuclei
- Radioactive properties of atoms, nuclear reactions
- Naming of binary compounds and acids
- Calculate molar masses, yield and percent yield of a chemical reaction
- Study of types of reactions
- Periodicity and structure of an atom
- Study of ionic bond and main group chemistry
- Study of covalent bonds and molecular structure
- Properties and behavior of gases
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
- A scientific calculator (no cell phone calculator)
- Safety goggles for the laboratory
- Solutions manual (optional) for McMurry & Fay’s Chemistry
- All lecture notes will be posted on the Science Department Website.
- Any additional resources (handouts) will be provided to the Student by the Instructor.
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the significance of the representative group numbers and period numbers.
- Utilize the periodic table to predict the trends of atomic size, ionization energy, electron affinity and electronegativity.
- Describe the four fundamental differences between a chemical reaction and a nuclear reaction.
- Successfully complete any unit conversion required in general chemistry using equalities and the mathematical truth that any number can be multiplied by one (1).
- Perform stoichiometric analysis using properly balanced chemical equations.
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