General Chemistry I

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Course Number: CHEM101
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This is a comprehensive course designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of chemistry. The course begins with the study of atoms, quantum theory and periodic trends of the elements. Stoichiometry, chemical reactions, intermolecular forces and properties of solids, liquids and gases are also explored. From there acids and bases, energy, radiation, coordination chemistry, and organic chemistry topics are studied. This course will give the student a solid foundation for further study into the sciences.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze Dalton's atomic theory with respect to the structure of the atom.
  • Describe the states of matter, their properties, and the effect of chemical measurements on chemical calculations.
  • Solve chemical problems relating to various aspects of stoichiometry, such as the mole, molecular formulas, and chemical equations.
  • Describe the process of phase change and the properties of liquids and solids.
  • Summarize the applications of various gas laws and the Kinetic-Molecular theory.
  • Summarize factors affecting solubility and the colligative properties of liquids.
  • Review the various types of chemical reactions.
  • Analyze quantum theory with respect to the structure of the atom.
  • Explore the organization of the periodic table with respect to atomic properties.
  • Compare and contrast the properties of the main group elements.
  • Relate the properties of the transition elements to the formation of coordination compounds.
  • Analyze the various theories of chemical bonding.
  • Apply various theories to depict molecular shape.
  • Apply the various laws of thermodynamics to define enthalpy and calculate standard heats of reactions.
  • Distinguish between the concepts of entropy, free energy, and work.
  • Explore reaction mechanisms and the factors affecting the rate of a reaction.
  • Analyze the various properties of acids and bases in water and the pH scale.
  • Review the various aspects of acid-base equilibria.
  • Detail the applications of ionic equilibria in buffer systems and titration curves.
  • Distinguish between the different types of organic molecules.
  • Analyze the concept of radioactive decay and its role in the application of radioisotopes.
Topic Title Objectives
1 Chemistry: The Science of Change
  • Review the states of matter, their properties, and the effect of chemical measurements on chemical calculations.
2 Atoms and the Periodic Table
  • Analyze Dalton's atomic theory with respect to the structure of the atom.
3 Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms
  • Analyze quantum theory with respect to the structure of the atom.
4 Periodic Trends of the Elements
  • Explore the organization of the periodic table with respect to atomic properties.
  • Compare and contrast the properties of the main group elements.
5 Ionic and Covalent Compounds
  • Analyze the various theories of chemical bonding.
6 Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories
  • Apply various theories to depict molecular shape.
7 Chemical Reactions
  • Explore the various types of chemical reactions. Solve chemical problems relating to various aspects of stoichiometry, such as the mole, molecular formulas, and chemical equations.
  • Review reaction mechanisms and the factors affecting the rate of a reaction.
8 Chemical Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
  • Explore the various properties of acids and bases in water and the pH scale.
9 Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions
  • Apply the various laws of thermodynamics to define enthalpy and calculate standard heats of reactions.
10 Gases
  • Summarize the applications of various gas laws and the Kinetic-Molecular theory.
11 Intermolecular Forces and the Physical Properties of Liquids and Solids
  • Analyze the process of phase change and the properties of liquids and solids.
12 Physical Properties of Solutions
  • Summarise factors affecting solubility and the colligative properties of liquids.
13 Acids and Bases
  • Analyze the steps occurring in an acid-base reaction.
14 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria
  • Detail the applications of ionic equilibria in buffer systems and titration curves.
15 Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
  • Distinguish between the concepts of entropy, free energy, and work.
16 Nuclear Energy
  • Analyze the concept of radioactive decay and its role in the application of radioisotopes.
17 Coordination Chemistry
  • Explore the properties of the transition elements to the formation of coordination compounds.
18 Organic Chemistry
  • Distinguish between the different types organic molecules.
19 Review and Final Exam
  • Complete a review of key content covered in this course.

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Chemistry, Fourth Edition, by Julia Burdge offers a clear writing style written with the students in mind. Julia uses her experience of teaching hundreds of general chemistry students per year and creates content to offer more in-depth explanation in areas where she knows they have problems. Continuing in the Burdge tradition, the fourth edition maintains an outstanding art program, a consistent problem-solving approach, interesting applications woven throughout the chapters, and a wide range of end-of-chapter problems.

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There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic

Assessment

Points

3

Graded Exam 1

115

6

Graded Exam 2

115

9

Graded Exam 3

115

12

Graded Exam 4

115

15

Graded Exam 5

115

18

Graded Exam 6

115

19

Final Exam

310

Total

1000


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This is a comprehensive course designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of chemistry. The course begins with the study of atoms, quantum theory and periodic trends of the elements. Stoichiometry, chemical reactions, intermolecular forces and properties of solids, liquids and gases are also explored. From there acids and bases, energy, radiation, coordination chemistry, and organic chemistry topics are studied. This course will give the student a solid foundation for further study into the sciences.

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