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CHM 130IN - Fundamental Chemistry [SUN# CHM 1130]

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Inorganic Chemistry as a basis for the study of some life processes. Includes the classification, structure and general chemical behavior of inorganic matter.

Prerequisite(s): MAT 092  or required score on mathematics placement test. 
Information: Adapted to the needs of students in allied health programs.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SCI; Meets CTE - M&S.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Solve problems using chemical concepts and chemical principles.
  2. Perform experiments with given directions and collect valid scientific data.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate the safe use of chemical laboratory equipment by physically taking mass, volume, temperature, pressure, and pH measurements correctly using scientific notation, significant figures and the appropriate unit conversions.
  2. Critically apply the scientific method to data collection and analysis in a hands-on, chemical laboratory setting.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the atom including its component parts, electron configurations and the relationship between periodic characteristics and valence electron.
  4. Identify the type of bonds that will form between given atoms and then correctly predict the formulas of simple binary and tertiary compounds.  Once bonding occurs, demonstrate the ability to draw Lewis Structures, predict shape and polarity.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work with chemical equations including balancing and completing stoichiometry calculations relating mass, moles, and energy.  Apply this knowledge to chemical reactions in a hands-on, laboratory.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry associated with describing and modeling the behavior of gases including application of the Ideal Gas Law and Kinetic-Molecular Theory.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics associated with liquids including those related to intermolecular forces and evaporation. 
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts associated with solutions and mixtures including solubility and the determination of concentration.
  9. Describe the conditions necessary for a reaction to occur and the factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions.
  10. Describe the concept of dynamic chemical equilibrium and predict changes in equilibrium by applying LeChatelier’s Principle or the Equilibrium Constant.
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts associated with acids and bases including the basis of their reactivity, their definitions, tracking their concentration via pH and the function of buffers.
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of the chemistry associated with the nucleus including nuclear stability; the emission of radiation and one or more applications of nuclear chemistry.   

  1. Introduction
    1. Math review
      1. Measurements and the metric system
      2. Dimensional analysis
    2. The scientific method
    3. The classification of matter
    4. The states of matter
  1. Investigating the Atom
    1. Dalton’s Atomic Theory
    2. The dimensions and components of the atom
    3. The electronic nature of the atom
    4. The Periodic Table and its electronic basis
  2. Chemical Bonding
    1. The concept of ionic bonds
    2. The concept of covalent bonds
    3. Drawing Lewis Structures
    4. Predicting the shape and polarity of simple molecules
  3. Chemical Reactions
    1. Balancing Chemical Equations
    2. The concepts of formula weight and the mole
    3. Stoichiometry Calculations—mass and energy
    4. Reactions in aqueous solution
  4. Further Investigating the States of Matter
    1. Gases
      1. Kinetic-Molecular Theory
      2. The Ideal Gas Law
    2. Intermolecular Forces
    3. Liquids
  5. Solution Chemistry
    1. Solution characteristics
    2. Determining Solubility
    3. The concept of concentration
  6. Chemical Kinetics
    1. Collision theory
    2. Factors affecting rates of reaction
  7. Chemical Equilibrium
    1. “Dynamic Equilibrium”
    2. LeChatelier’s Principle
  8. Acids and Bases
    1. Acid-Base definitions
    2. The concept of pH
      1. The auto-ionization of water
      2. The pH scale
    3. Buffers
  9. Nuclear Chemistry
    1. Basic concepts
    2. Nuclear stability and/or radiation
    3. The application of nuclear chemistry

Effective Term:
Fall 2020