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.