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CHM 151 General Chemistry I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2014
SUN#: CHM 1151
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 2 Labs, 1 Recitation
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Chemistry topics including matter, energy, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, chemical formulas and equations, chemical arithmetic, thermochemistry, states of matter, chemical bonding, and solutions are covered. Includes one credit of in-person labs. Prerequisites: RDG094; MAT121 or MAT122; CHM130 or CHM138 or high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisites: RDG094; MAT121 or MAT122; CHM130 or CHM138 or high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or better.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Using units, labels and the concept of significant figures, accurately perform simple chemical calculations.
2. (Application Level) Accurately predict formulas and the behavior of atoms and isotopes by using the periodic table and atomic composition.
3. (Application 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) Use solubility data accurately to analyze and predict species precipitating or remaining in a net ionic equation.
7. (Application Level) Using standard classification methods, accurately identify reaction types, including oxidation-reduction reactions.
8. (Application Level) Using molarity, accurately calculate concentrations, titrations and dilution amounts.
9. (Analysis Level) Using concepts of specific heat capacity, enthalpy and calorimetry, accurately analyze and calculate energy changes in physical and chemical reactions.
10. (Application Level) Relate colors of light to energies of electronic transitions in atoms accurately using standard equations.
11. (Analysis Level) Using periodic trends and effective nuclear charge, accurately explain and predict atomic properties.
12. (Application Level) Using the main-group valence electron theory and the octet rule, accurately draw Lewis structures.
13. (Analysis Level) Use Lewis structures accurately to predict electronic and molecular geometries of molecules, their polarity, and their valence-bond hybridization.
14. (Application Level) Using IUPAC rules and common names, identify and name simple organic molecules accurately.
15. (Application Level) Use gas laws accurately to predict and calculate behaviors of gases.
16. (Analysis Level) Using molecular geometry, accurately predict relative intermolecular forces and boiling points.
17. (Analysis Levels) Demonstrate the techniques for using scientific lab equipment properly and safely to perform a variety of 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.
18. (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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