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CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2014
SUN#: CHM 1130
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 2 Labs, 1 Recitation
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: The basic aspects of chemistry, including matter, energy, measurement, atoms, molecules, ions, chemical bonding, chemical arithmetic and nuclear reactions. Includes one credit of in-person labs. Prerequisites: MAT092, RDG094.

Prerequisites: MAT092; RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Using units, labels, dimensional analysis and significant figures concepts, accurately perform simple chemical calculations.
2. (Analysis Level) Predict formulas and the behavior of atoms and isotopes accurately by using the periodic table and atomic composition.
3. (Analysis Level) Using standard chemistry nomenclature, accurately name ionic and covalent compounds and predict their formulas.
4. (Application Level) Using the mole as the basis of stoichiometry, accurately relate mass to number of molecules.
5. (Application Level) Using the principles of stoichiometry, accurately complete and balance chemical equations.
6. (Analysis Level) Using standard classification methods, accurately differentiate reaction types.
7. (Application Level) Using molarity, accurately calculate concentrations, titrations and dilution amounts.
8. (Analysis Level) Using periodic trends and effective nuclear charge, accurately explain and predict atomic properties.
9. (Application Level) Using the main group valence electron theory and the octet rule, construct Lewis Structures accurately.
10. (Application Level) Use gas laws accurately to predict and calculate behaviors of gases.
11. (Application Level) Using the pH concept, accurately calculate acid concentrations for strong acids.
12. (Analysis Levels) Demonstrate the proper techniques for using scientific lab equipment safely to perform a variety of basic chemical procedures and techniques, such as to obtain chemical data, measure and dispense reagents. Actively and successfully complete safely the assigned series of laboratory experiments (in a supervised instructional laboratory) or field trips in which observation and critical reasoning skills are employed in the development of detailed report writing within the allotted time.
13. (Synthesis Level) Actively and successfully develop and write detailed reports on the assigned series of laboratory experiments or field trips while demonstrating observation and critical reasoning skills.
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