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Chemistry 101: General Chemistry
26 hours (7 weeks).
December 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the metric system, unit conversion, scientific notation, Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan, Avogadro's number, the four quantum numbers, the physical and chemical properties of matter and the states of matter; examine atomic numbers and mass numbers, the periodic table, the energy levels of atoms of elements, ionization energy, electronegativity and transition metals vs. main group elements; identify types of radioactive decay and learn about balancing nuclear equations, calculating radioactive decay and interpreting decay graphs; classify the octet rule, Lewis structures of atoms, ionic compounds, covalent compounds, molecular orbital theory, metallic bonding, identification of organic and inorganic macromolecules and functional groups in organic molecules; illustrate the kinetic molecular theory, phase changes, heating curves, temperature units, the Boltzmann distribution and Graham's law; summarize the rate of dissolution, solubility, colligative properties, Raoult's law, calculating molarity and molality concentration, calculating dilution of solutions and using colligative properties to determine molar mass; paraphrase how to balance chemical equations, calculate relative quantities in a gas or solution, calculate excess reactants and calculate reaction yield and percentage yield from a limiting reactant; generate the definition of decomposition, the pH scale, precipitation reactions, electrochemical cells, electrochemistry, oxidation numbers, and single displacement and combustion reactions; breakdown dynamic equilibrium, Le Chatelier's principle, solubility equilibrium, the common ion effect and selective precipitation; examine the rate of a chemical reaction, rate constant and rate laws, the rate of a chemical reaction and activation energy; and analyze the metric system, unit conversion, scientific notation, Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan, Avogadro's number, the four quantum numbers, the physical and chemical properties of matter and the states of matter.
Course materials are presented via audio visual materials. Major topics include experimental chemistry and introduction to matter; atom; the periodic table; nuclear chemistry; chemical bonding; liquids and solids; gases; solutions; stoichiometry; chemical reactions; equilibrium; and kinetics.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology, General Chemistry, Health Science, or Nutrition Science (12/16).