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CHEM 1050 - Introduction to General Chemistry

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: MATH 0070  proficiency (demonstrated by math placement score, completing MATH 0070  with grade C or better, being enrolled in a higher level math, or having higher level math on college transcript)

This course is intended for those students who have never had or need a review of high school chemistry, and for some degree programs (Health and Human Services and other career preparation programs) requiring a course in chemistry basics. Topics introduced include: math and measurement, atomic structure, chemical bonding, naming and formulas, treatment of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and acid-base chemistry. The laboratory component complements lecture material while introducing students to a variety of experimental techniques.

Billable Contact Hours: 7

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of typical physical science problems.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Perform conversions between common scientific units using dimensional analysis approach.
  2. Perform problems based on density, heat, and temperature.
  3. Carry proper significant digits during addition/subtraction and multiplication/division problems.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the different types of matter found in nature.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Distinguish between types of pure substances and mixtures.
  2. Relate the arrangement of the periodic table to properties of substances found in the universe.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of ionic and covalent compounds.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Explain bonding using the octet rule.
  2. Draw simple Lewis structures of atoms, ions, and molecules.
  3. Predict simple geometries of covalently-bonded structures using VSEPR theory.
  4. Apply nomenclature rules for ionic and binary covalent compounds.

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

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Balance skeletal chemical reactions.
  2. Distinguish between decomposition, composition, single displacement, double displacement, and neutralization reactions.
  3. Describe simple oxidation-reduction reactions.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the mole concept.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Calculate formula masses.
  2. Convert between mass, moles, and numbers of fundamental particles.
  3. Relate quantities of reactants and products consumed and/or produced during chemical reactions.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of chemical solutions.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Apply knowledge of intermolecular forces to predict if materials will form solutions.
  2. Solve problems based on the dissolving process in aqueous solutions.
  3. Describe colligative properties of a solution.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of applications of the kinetic molecular theory of gases.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Apply gas laws to solve problems.
  2. Describe fundamental ideas of kinetic molecular theory.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will have a working knowledge of introductory kinetics and equilibrium.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Predict how factors affect reaction rates.
  2. Use LeChatelier’s Theory to predict change in chemical equilibria.
  3. Understand what it means for a reaction to be at equilibrium.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Bronsted-Lowry acid/base concepts.

Objectives: During the course the student will:

  1. Identify strong and weak acids and bases.
  2. Calculate the pH of strong acid and strong base solutions.
  3. Identify components of a neutralization reaction.

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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Basic Concepts about Matter
    1. Mixtures
    2. Pure Substances
  2. Measurement in Chemistry
    1. Metric System
    2. Unit Conversions
    3. Significant digits
  3. Atom Structure and the Periodic Table
  4. Chemical Bonding
    1. Ionic Bonding
    2. Covalent Bonding
    3. Lewis Structures
    4. VSPER Theory
    5. Nomenclature
  5. Chemical Calculations and Equations
    1. Formula Weights
    2. Mole Concept
    3. Stoichiometry
  6. Gases and Liquids
    1. Ideal Gas Laws
    2. Intermolecular Attractive Forces
  7. Solutions
    1. Concentration Units
    2. Dilution Problems
    3. Colligative Properties
  8. Reactions
    1. Types of Reactions
    2. Kinetics
    3. Equilibrium
  9. Acids and Bases
    1. Properties of Acids and Bases
    2. PH scale
    3. Conjugate Acids and Bases
    4. Weak Acids and Bases

Primary Faculty
Wahby, Mona
Secondary Faculty
Lograsso, Laura
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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