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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.
Course Topics:
  • 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
Required Materials:
  • 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.

Grading System:
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:
  1. Explain the significance of the representative group numbers and period numbers.
  2. Utilize the periodic table to predict the trends of atomic size, ionization energy, electron affinity and electronegativity.
  3. Describe the four fundamental differences between a chemical reaction and a nuclear reaction.
  4. Successfully complete any unit conversion required in general chemistry using equalities and the mathematical truth that any number can be multiplied by one (1).
  5. Perform stoichiometric analysis using properly balanced chemical equations.

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