Master Course Outline CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts w/Lab

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Master Course Outline
CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab
Course Description: An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry and the predictive
power chemistry provides. Topics include elements, compounds, and mixtures; periodic properties of
the elements; atomic theory and structure; molecular structure and chemical bonding; chemical
notation and nomenclature; mass and molar relations; chemical reactions and the mass and energy
changes accompanying them; simple thermodynamics; equilibrium, equilibrium constants and kinetics;
properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; properties of acids, bases, and pH; connections
between chemistry and daily life. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM& 110 and CHEM& 121.
Satisfies science or lab requirement area B distribution or specified elective for the AA degree. This
course does not meet the chemistry requirement for the Associate in Applied Nursing degree.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: A grade of “C-“or better in MATH 095 or placement in MATH 098
Recommended Preparation: None
Co-requisites: None
Learning Outcomes: Students completing the course will have been instructed in the following topics
and procedures, evaluated on their ability to perform the required functions, and earn a course grade
based on the evaluation of their ability to do the following:
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Describe what a Materials Safety Data Sheet is and how it is used
Name and use metric units of measure for mass, length, volume and temperature
Explain why measured numbers have a limited number of significant(reliable) digits
Use conversion factors to change one unit to another and solve basic unit problems
Describe atomic structure in terms of electrons, protons and neutrons
Tell how element properties relate to their location in the periodic table and tell how metals,
nonmetals and metalloids differ
Explain how chemical formulas for compounds relate to compound composition
Apply the octet rule to predict ion formulas for the representative elements
Describe and give examples common of acids, bases, ionic and covalent compounds
Explain why compounds have definite composition
Describe how to predict shapes for small molecules using the octet rule and VSEPR theory
Balance chemical equations by inspection when given formulas for reactants and products
Calculate the mols of product expected for a reaction when given an equation and the amounts
of reactants
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Explain why energy changes occur during chemical reactions
Describe the entropy changes that accompany a given chemical reaction
Classify a reaction as exothermic or endothermic based on energy information for the reaction
Describe how reactants and products behave in a process at equilibrium
Tell how temperature, concentration, pressure and presence of a catalyst influence the speed of
a chemical reaction
Use kinetic molecular theory to describe solids, liquids and gases
Describe how solutions are formed and the roles of solvent and solute
Use common concentration units to figure the amount of solute in a solution
Describe how gases dissolve in liquids and the effect of gas pressure on dissolved gases
Identify common acids and bases from their formulas
Describe the pH scale and relate it to acidic, basic and neutral conditions
Determine hydrogen ion concentration from pH values
Figure acid or base concentrations using titration data
Describe how buffers act to regulate solution pH and pOH and give an example
Course Resources/Textbooks/Website: Check with Instructor
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course
and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday
of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the
grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work.
Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and
financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals
from all courses.
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