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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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CHM 151IN - General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1151]

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

Introduction to the foundations of chemistry for upper-level sciences and engineering. Includes atomic structure, chemical bonding, reaction stoichiometry, behavior of gases, and reactions in solutions. Also includes an introduction to thermochemistry.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 080  with a grade of C or better or minimum score on CHM Assessment Test; and MAT 151  or MAT 187  or MAT 188  or higher with a grade of C or better, or required score on the mathematics placement test. 
Information: The Chemistry Assessment Test can be repeated once. Students must wait one week before being permitted to retest. Students not passing the assessment after the second attempt must pass CHM 080  with a grade of C or better to enroll in CHM 151IN. MAT 220  is required for most Science Pathways.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SCI; Meets CTE - M&S.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the essential parts of a problem and apply known chemical concepts in solving the problem.
  2. Perform experiments with the given directions, collect valid scientific data, analyze the data and interpret laboratory result.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Apply the concepts associated with measurement, units, significant figures, dimensional analysis, etc. to chemistry related calculations and measurements.
  2. Describe the scientific method in principle and apply in actual laboratory setting.
  3. Classify matter and its changes.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the historical development of the atom, its component parts, atomic mass and isotopes.
  5. Associate the wave-particle duality of the electromagnetic spectrum with the wave-particle view of the electron.
  6. Describe the pertinent aspects of the quantum-mechanical view of the atom.
  7. Identify the electron configuration of atoms and ions.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to use the Periodic Table to extract a range of information including number of valence electrons, orbital information, metal/nonmetal characteristics, periodic trends and the reason for similarity in chemical characteristics.
  9. Describe the concepts associated with ionic and covalent bonding. Predict the nature and formula of bonded atoms.
  10. Draw Lewis Structures and determine the molecular shape for given compounds.
  11. Determine the polarity of a given molecule.
  12. Apply Valence Bond Theory to determine the hybridization of bonded atoms.
  13. Balance and extract information from chemical equations.
  14. Identify simple reaction types.
  15. Predict solubility and write supporting equations.
  16. Perform concentration calculations.
  17. Perform stoichiometry calculations for a range of systems including limiting reagent and aqueous solutions.
  18. Describe the thermodynamic variable of enthalpy.
  19. Calculate reaction enthalpies from Heats of Formation data.
  20. Calculate the energy associated with temperature changes including the concept of calorimetry.
  21. Describe and apply Kinetic-Molecular Theory
  22. Describe the various intermolecular forces and identify their existence/function in a variety of systems.
  23. Apply the Ideal Gas Law to systems of gases including the concept of gas mixtures.
  24. Distinguish between ideal and non-ideal systems.
  25. Describe the various properties associated with liquids, e.g. vapor pressure, surface tension, viscosity, etc.
  26. Describe the concept of a solution.
  27. Perform concentration calculations.
  28. Calculate/describe the solution activity associated with colligative properties. (Optional)
  29. Apply the above chemistry concepts and procedures in a “wet” laboratory setting with real laboratory equipment to:
    1. develop hands-on experience with a wide range of laboratory apparatus;
    2. gain exposure to hands-on use of chemical instrumentation.
    3. gain individual expertise in a range of laboratory techniques, e.g. pipetting, massing, use of a burette, titration, etc.
    4. begin development of the ability to take hypotheses and design and conduct real experimentation to verify/challenge those hypotheses.

  1. Introductory Concepts
    1. The Chemist’s tool bag
      1. Measurements and Significant Figures
      2. Dimensional Analysis
    2. The Scientific Method
    3. Classifying Matter and its Properties
  2. Atomic Structure
    1. Introducing the Atom and its component parts
    2. Developing the wave mechanical view of the atom
    3. Applying the electronic nature of the atom to:
    4. Electron configurations
    5. The Periodic Table
    6. Periodic Trends
  3. Chemical Bonding
    1. Ionic and Covalent Bonding
    2. Lewis Structures and Molecular Shapes
    3. Bond Polarity and Hybridization
  4. Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
    1. Working with Chemical Equations
    2. Stoichiometry calculations
    3. Reactions in Aqueous Solution
  5. Introduction to Thermodynamics
    1. Chemical reaction enthalpies
    2. Thermal energy and changes in temperature
  6. Studying the States of Matter
    1. Kinetic-Molecular Theory
    2. Intermolecular Forces
    3. Gas specific
      1. Modeling Gases
      2. Mixtures of gases and partial pressures
    4. Liquid specific
    5. Solutions
      1. Characteristics
      2. Concentration
      3. Colligative Properties (Optional)
  7. Illustration/Reinforcement/Extension of Above Content in Actual Laboratory Setting
    1. Development of expertise in the skills and techniques of the chemistry laboratory      
      1. Pipetting
      2. Massing
      3. Titration
      4. Other
    2. Gain experience with laboratory apparatus including one or more technologically sophisticated pieces of instrumentation
    3. Explore the process of testing/verifying hypothesis through experimental design and hands-on experimentation. 

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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