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CHM 111 - General Chemistry I

Credits: 5
Instructional Contact Hours: 7

Examines the areas of atomic and molecular structure, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, thermodynamics, solutions, gas laws, and equilibrium. Laboratory component enhances the lecture topics and begins to develop laboratory skills. Intended for those seeking a degree in a science or pre-professional program. Meets the needs of chemistry majors. Credit may be earned in CHM 111 or CHM 111H  but not both. 

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 5 and either CHM 101W  with a minimum grade of C (2.0) OR 1 year of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 45
Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science Lab
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the particulate nature of matter.
    1. Identify the discrete particles in a sample
    2. Differentiate between metallic, ionic, and covalent bonding
    3. Draw or build or describe models of atoms showing nuclear structure
    4. Draw or build or describe models of atoms and ions showing electronic structure
    5. Apply VSEPR theory to determine the shapes of molecules (linear through octahedral)
    6. Draw or build or describe Lewis and line structure models to convey arrangements of atoms and valence electrons in molecules
    7. Differentiate between atoms, ions, isotopes, molecules, network solids
    8. Apply naming conventions to write names and formulas for compounds. (ionic, binary covalent compounds, acids, and organic compounds)
    9. Identify common organic functional groups
  2. Explain the properties and behaviors of matter.
    1. Describe phase changes
    2. Explain the concept of density
    3. Explain attractive forces between particles
    4. Describe bonding within a sample of matter
    5. Describe how solutions are formed.
    6. Describe the Kinetic Molecular Theory
    7. Explain nuclear decay and the concept of half-life
    8. Explain electron arrangements and periodic trends
  3. Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactions.
    1. Recognize and use reaction patterns to predict products.
    2. Describe the significance of entropy, enthalpy, and Gibbs free energy
    3. Construct balanced chemical equations
    4. Explain the significance of a Limiting Reactant
    5. Identify or explain factors that influence reaction rates
    6. Write equilibrium equation and mass action expressions
    7. Describe the relationship between K and the position of the equilibrium
    8. Use Le Chatelier's principle to predict the effects of a disturbance in an equilibrium
    9. Write ionization/dissociation equations for acids, bases, and ionic compounds
    10. Classify reactions as an oxidation-reduction reaction
    11. Assign oxidation numbers to atoms in reactions
    12. Describe the function of a buffer
  4. Explain observations or draw conclusions using quantitative information.
    1. Use significant digits.
    2. Use the metric system and perform unit conversions
    3. Solve quantitative problems involving:
      1. Gas Laws
      2. Stoichiometry
      3. Mole calculations
      4. Solution concentration
      5. Energy
      6. Density
      7. pH and pOH, Kw, pKa
      8. Electromagnetic energy
  5. Demonstrate laboratory skills.
    1. Use appropriate safety protocols
    2. Use technology associated with a science laboratory
    3. Choose proper equipment for a specific task
    4. Perform measurements with appropriate devices
    5. Record data or observations
    6. Analyze data or results of an experiment
    7. Use evidence to form conclusions
    8. Make decisions using the scientific method 

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