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CHM 111 - General and Inorganic Chemistry I

Credits: 5
Emphasizes an in- depth study of the theories and principles of atomic structure bonding, stoichiometry, states of matters, and properties of solutions. Required for students who intend to enroll for more than one year of chemistry. 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 high school chemistry or CHM 101W  with a minimum grade of C (2.0)
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 45
Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science Lab
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Manipulate fundamental principles and terminology in the study of matter and its changes.
    1. Define physical properties of matter and give examples.
    2. Identify the states of matter and give examples.
    3. Explain the changes between states using Kinetic Molecular Theory.
    4. Comprehend the relationship and convert between density, volume, mass, and specific gravity.
    5. Describe the terms atom, element, molecule, compound, mixture and their interrelationships.
    6. Describe and differentiate between physical and chemical properties. Match elemental symbols to properly spelled names of the elements.
  2. Understand and apply proper measurement techniques and manipulations of measured numbers.
    1. Manipulate units of English, Metric, and SI systems, and interconvert them.
    2. Use dimensional analysis to carry out unit conversions and other calculations.
    3. Explain the difference between precision and accuracy and demonstrate proper use of significant digits in calculations.
    4. Demonstrate use of the F, C, and K scales and convert temperatures from one scale to another.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the organization and information contained in the periodic table.
    1. Summarize trends and predict elemental behavior based on the element's position in the periodic table.
    2. Identify the difference between the atomic number and atomic mass from information contained in the periodic table.
    3. Identify the location of groups, periods, and series.
    4. Use the periodic table to predict properties of elements and the formation of ions.
  4. Describe and explain the accepted theory of atomic structure.
    1. Describe electrons, protons, neutrons, and the general structure of the atom.
    2. Define isotope and give the mass number, number of neutrons, and number of electrons for a specific isotope.
    3. Calculate the atomic mass of an element from isotopic abundances and calculate the abundance if given the isotopic masses and average mass.
  5. Understand the basic characteristics of compounds and their formation.
    1. Describe the difference between cations and anions and how they are formed.
    2. Comprehend the difference between structural and molecular formulas.
    3. Categorize ionic, covalent, and coordinate covalent bonds.
    4. Explain the differences in the properties of ionic and molecular compounds.
  6. Converse and read fluently in the language of chemistry.
    1. Name and write correct formulas for ionic and molecular compounds, including acids and bases.
    2. Associate the names of common polyatomic ions with their formulas.
  7. Apply the basic concepts of molar calculations.
    1. Calculate the molar mass of a compound.
    2. Calculate the number of moles of an element or a compound from a given mass and the converse.
    3. Determine the % composition of elements compounds.
    4. Determine empirical and molecular formulas of a compound.
  8. Explain the principles of chemical reactions.
    1. Complete and balance single replacement, double replacement, and oxidation-reduction equations using proper subscripts.
    2. Identify the oxidizing and reducing agents in an oxidation-reduction reaction.
    3. Predict the solubility of ionic and non-ionic compounds in water.
    4. Explain the difference between an electrolyte and non-electrolyte.
    5. Predict what species will form when a compound dissolves in water.
    6. Write and balance molecular, ionic, and net-ionic equations for an indicated reaction.
    7. Determine the oxidation numbers for all elements or for each atom in a compound.
    8. List the 7 strong acids and identify strong bases by formula.
  9. Use the principles of stoichiometry.
    1. Calculate the mass or moles of a reactant or product from the mass or moles of another reactant or product using a balanced chemical equation.
    2. Determine which of two reactants is the limiting reactant.
    3. Calculate and explain the differences between actual yield, theoretical yield, and percent yield.
    4. Explain and calculate molarity.
    5. Prepare solutions of

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