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College Catalog 2022-2023
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CHEM 1170 - General Chemistry 1

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: CHEM 1050  with grade C or better and MATH 1000  proficiency (demonstrated by math placement score, completing MATH 1000 with grade C or better, being enrolled in higher math, or having higher level math on transcript); or a passing score on the American Chemical Society Placement Test

This course, intended for those seeking a degree in science or a pre-professional program (e.g. engineering, pre-medical, etc.), examines the areas of atomic and molecular structure, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, thermodynamics, solutions, and gas laws. The laboratory component enhances the lecture topics and begins to develop the student’s repertoire of laboratory skills.

Billable Contact Hours: 7

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of chemistry and measurement.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Demonstrate proficient use of metric and SI units.
  2. Perform unit conversions.
  3. Carry proper significant figures in all calculated work.

Outcome 2: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of atoms, molecules, and ions.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Describe the basic atomic structure.
  2. Use ionic and covalent nomenclature.

Outcome 3: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of chemical calculations and chemical formulas.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Perform moles/mass conversions.
  2. Calculate empirical formulas.
  3. Perform stoichiometry calculations.

Outcome 4: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of chemical reactions.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Predict products for common types of aqueous reactions.
  2. Write net ionic reactions.
  3. Balance simple oxidation-reduction and non-oxidation-reduction reactions.

Outcome 5: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of gaseous behavior.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Apply kinetic-molecular theory.
  2. Perform calculations using ideal gas laws.
  3. Predict non-ideal gas behavior.

Outcome 6: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of thermochemistry.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Apply calorimetry to solve a variety of heat problems.
  2. Use Hess’ Law.
  3. Calculate heats of reaction.

Outcome 7: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of quantum theory of the atom.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the relationships between electromagnetic radiation and energy changes within the atom.
  2. Use quantum numbers.

Outcome 8: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of ionic and covalent bonding.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Use Lewis dot structures.
  2. Identify octet rule violations.

Outcome 9: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of molecular geometry.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Apply VSEPR theory.
  2. Explain hybrid orbital theory.

Outcome 10: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of states of matter.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Utilize heats of fusion and vaporization in heat process calculations.
  2. Interpret phase diagrams.
  3. Explain intermolecular attractive forces.

Outcome 11: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of solutions.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Display proficiency with all the common concentration units.
  2. Determine effect of solute mass and concentration on colligative properties.

Outcome 12: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in fundamental laboratory techniques and calculations.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Read and record the proper volume digits for common laboratory glassware.
  2. Record data and perform routine calculations.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Chemistry and Measurement
    1. Metric System
    2. Unit Conversions
    3. Significant Figures
  2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
    1. Basic Atomic Structure
    2. Ionic and Covalent Nomenclature
  3. Calculations with Chemical Formulas
    1. Formula Weights
    2. Moles/Mass Conversion
    3. Stoichiometry Calculations
  4. Chemical Reactions
    1. Types of Reactions
    2. Net Ionic Reactions
  5. Gases
    1. Kinetic-Molecular Theory
    2. Ideal Gas Laws
    3. Non-ideal Gases
  6. Thermochemistry
    1. Calorimetry
    2. Hess’ Law
    3. Heats of Reaction
  7. Quantum Theory of the Atom
    1. Light and Energy
    2. The Bohr Atom
    3. Quantum Numbers
  8. Electron Configuration and Periodicity
  9. Ionic and Covalent Bonding
    1. Valence Electrons and Octet Rule
    2. Lewis Dot Structures
    3. Octet Rule Violations
  10. Molecular Geometry
    1. VSEPR Theory
    2. Hybrid Orbital Theory
    3. Molecular Orbital Theory
  11. States of Matter
    1. Heats of Vaporization and Fusion
    2. Phase Diagrams
    3. Intermolecular Attractive Forces
  12. Solutions
    1. Dissolving Processes
    2. Concentration Units
    3. Colligative Properties

Primary Faculty
Lograsso, Laura
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Young, Randall
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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