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Course Code: CHEM133 Course ID: 4634 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This is the first course of a two-course general chemistry sequence that introduces students to the principles, terminology, methodology and worldview of chemistry. Lecture and lab topics are both descriptive and mathematical and include matter, measurement and problem solving, atomic theory and structure, the periodic table, nomenclature, physical properties of gases, liquids, and solids, molecular bonding and geometry, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, types of chemical reactions, and solution chemistry. The laboratory component of this course is hands-on and designed for science students to learn how to make qualitative and quantitative observations about physical and chemical phenomena, make calculations, and test their own reasoning. Students will acquire skills in laboratory techniques designed to help reinforce and build upon the concepts presented in the lecture portion of the class. Students must have a safe work area available to perform laboratory activities, including working with an open flame. Students must be able to document their laboratory work using digital pictures and/or video. Students must also have room temperature storage available in order to maintain laboratory materials through both CHEM133 and CHEM134. Lab material for this course will only be provided once. If you need replacement lab equipment for any reason or need to retake the course later, you will need to purchase your own lab refills. This is a time and resource-intensive course. Students intending to use this course to satisfy prerequisites for pre-professional programs should verify that the CHEM133 and CHEM134 course sequence meets the requirements of their intended program prior to enrollment. In order to be successful in this course, it is recommended that students will have completed high school chemistry or a basic college equivalent, and be comfortable with basic algebra, including manipulation of equations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 02/26/2023 November Fall 2022 Session K 16 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 03/26/2023 December Fall 2022 Session C 16 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 04/23/2023 January Winter 2023 Session A 16 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 05/28/2023 February Winter 2023 Session K 16 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 06/25/2023 March Winter 2023 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives, and upon completion of this course, should be able to:

CO-1 Demonstrate basic knowledge of problem solving, measurement, dimensional analysis, matter, energy, physical vs. chemical changes/properties, and the principles, methods, history, and terminology of general chemistry.

CO-2 Describe/define atoms vs. elements, early ideas about matter vs. modern atomic theory, atomic structure, subatomic particles and their properties, periodicity on the Periodic Table, and the relationship of Avogadro’s number to calculations involving atoms and mass.

CO-3 Demonstrate basic knowledge of chemical formulas, molecular modeling, bonding (ionic vs. covalent), elements vs. compounds, chemical nomenclature, compositional calculations, and writing and balancing chemical equations.

CO-4 Apply concepts of reaction stoichiometry, percent yield, solution concentration, types of aqueous solutions, and types of chemical reactions in chemical calculations and related product formation.

CO-5 Solve mathematical and chemical problems related to pressure, temperature, volume, and moles as related to Simple Gas Laws, the Ideal Gas Law, Molar Mass and Molar Volume, STP, Dalton’s Law, Gas Stoichiometry, the Kinetic Molecular Theory, Mean Free Path, and the van der Waal’s equation.

CO-6 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of heat, work, and energy as related to calculations involving the First Law of Thermodynamics, thermal equilibrium, heat capacity, pressure-volume work, calorimetry, and enthalpies of reaction and formation.

CO-7 Describe/define the nature of electromagnetic radiation, atomic spectroscopy and emission spectra, the Bohr model, the de Broglie Wavelength, the Uncertainty Principle, Indeterminacy, quantum mechanics, and atomic orbitals as related to calculations involving energy, amplitude, wavelength and frequency.

CO-8 Predict, using the Periodic Table and knowledge of its development, electron configurations, valence electron numbers and behavior, periodic trends in size, effective nuclear charge, magnetic properties, ionization energy, electron affinities, metallic character, and behavior of some of the main group elements.

CO-9 Apply Lewis Theory and VSEPR Theory to ionic and covalent chemical bonding, dot structures, Lewis Structures, lattice energy, the Born-Haber cycle, electronegativity, bond and molecular polarity, resonance, formal charge, incomplete octets, expanded octets, odd-electron species, bond energies, bond length, The Electron Sea Model, molecular geometry and shape, overlap and hybridization of atomic orbitals, and electron delocalization.

CO-10 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the properties (and related calculations) of liquids, solids, gases, intermolecular forces, vaporization and vaporization pressure, sublimation/fusion, phase diagrams, heat of fusion/vaporization, the unique properties of water, crystalline solids, and Band Theory.

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives, and upon completion of this course, should be able to:

CO-1 Demonstrate basic knowledge of problem solving, measurement, dimensional analysis, matter, energy, physical vs. chemical changes/properties, and the principles, methods, history, and terminology of general chemistry.

CO-2 Describe/define atoms vs. elements, early ideas about matter vs. modern atomic theory, atomic structure, subatomic particles and their properties, periodicity on the Periodic Table, and the relationship of Avogadro’s number to calculations involving atoms and mass.

CO-3 Demonstrate basic knowledge of chemical formulas, molecular modeling, bonding (ionic vs. covalent), elements vs. compounds, chemical nomenclature, compositional calculations, and writing and balancing chemical equations.

CO-4 Apply concepts of reaction stoichiometry, percent yield, solution concentration, types of aqueous solutions, and types of chemical reactions in chemical calculations and related product formation.

CO-5 Solve mathematical and chemical problems related to pressure, temperature, volume, and moles as related to Simple Gas Laws, the Ideal Gas Law, Molar Mass and Molar Volume, STP, Dalton’s Law, Gas Stoichiometry, the Kinetic Molecular Theory, Mean Free Path, and the van der Waal’s equation.

CO-6 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of heat, work, and energy as related to calculations involving the First Law of Thermodynamics, thermal equilibrium, heat capacity, pressure-volume work, calorimetry, and enthalpies of reaction and formation.

CO-7 Describe/define the nature of electromagnetic radiation, atomic spectroscopy and emission spectra, the Bohr model, the de Broglie Wavelength, the Uncertainty Principle, Indeterminacy, quantum mechanics, and atomic orbitals as related to calculations involving energy, amplitude, wavelength and frequency.

CO-8 Predict, using the Periodic Table and knowledge of its development, electron configurations, valence electron numbers and behavior, periodic trends in size, effective nuclear charge, magnetic properties, ionization energy, electron affinities, metallic character, and behavior of some of the main group elements.

CO-9 Apply Lewis Theory and VSEPR Theory to ionic and covalent chemical bonding, dot structures, Lewis Structures, lattice energy, the Born-Haber cycle, electronegativity, bond and molecular polarity, resonance, formal charge, incomplete octets, expanded octets, odd-electron species, bond energies, bond length, The Electron Sea Model, molecular geometry and shape, overlap and hybridization of atomic orbitals, and electron delocalization.

CO-10 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the properties (and related calculations) of liquids, solids, gases, intermolecular forces, vaporization and vaporization pressure, sublimation/fusion, phase diagrams, heat of fusion/vaporization, the unique properties of water, crystalline solids, and Band Theory.

Book Title:If you received a kit for a previous registration of this course, a 2nd kit will not be provided. Please contact ecm@apus.edu for any questions.
ISBN:eScience Note 2
 
Book Title:Lab kits ship w/o any action needed, so your shipping address must be current. You may need to obtain items on your own (ex. gloves)
ISBN:eScience Note
 
Book Title:CHEM133 Lab Kit
ISBN:4148
Publication Info:eScience
Unit Cost:$103.98
 
Book Title:Chemistry, 2e - e-book available online, links provided in the classroom
ISBN:9781947172623
Author:OpenStax
Unit Cost:$18.75
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.