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 preprofessional program (e.g. engineering, premedical, 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
Search for Sections 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:  Demonstrate proficient use of metric and SI units.
 Perform unit conversions.
 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:  Describe the basic atomic structure.
 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:  Perform moles/mass conversions.
 Calculate empirical formulas.
 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:  Predict products for common types of aqueous reactions.
 Write net ionic reactions.
 Balance simple oxidationreduction and nonoxidationreduction 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:  Apply kineticmolecular theory.
 Perform calculations using ideal gas laws.
 Predict nonideal 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:  Apply calorimetry to solve a variety of heat problems.
 Use Hess’ Law.
 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:  Demonstrate the relationships between electromagnetic radiation and energy changes within the atom.
 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:  Use Lewis dot structures.
 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:  Apply VSEPR theory.
 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:  Utilize heats of fusion and vaporization in heat process calculations.
 Interpret phase diagrams.
 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:  Display proficiency with all the common concentration units.
 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:  Read and record the proper volume digits for common laboratory glassware.
 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  Chemistry and Measurement
 Metric System
 Unit Conversions
 Significant Figures
 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
 Basic Atomic Structure
 Ionic and Covalent Nomenclature
 Calculations with Chemical Formulas
 Formula Weights
 Moles/Mass Conversion
 Stoichiometry Calculations
 Chemical Reactions
 Types of Reactions
 Net Ionic Reactions
 Gases
 KineticMolecular Theory
 Ideal Gas Laws
 Nonideal Gases
 Thermochemistry
 Calorimetry
 Hess’ Law
 Heats of Reaction
 Quantum Theory of the Atom
 Light and Energy
 The Bohr Atom
 Quantum Numbers
 Electron Configuration and Periodicity
 Ionic and Covalent Bonding
 Valence Electrons and Octet Rule
 Lewis Dot Structures
 Octet Rule Violations
 Molecular Geometry
 VSEPR Theory
 Hybrid Orbital Theory
 Molecular Orbital Theory
 States of Matter
 Heats of Vaporization and Fusion
 Phase Diagrams
 Intermolecular Attractive Forces
 Solutions
 Dissolving Processes
 Concentration Units
 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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