CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1

COMMON COURSE OUTLINE: CHEM 1061: Principles of Chemistry 1
A. Catalog Description
a. 5 credits
b. Hours/Week: 4
c. Lab Hours/Week: 3
d. OJT Hours/Week: 0
e. Prerequisites: Math 0700 or concurrent registration, or the high school
equivalent, and high school chemistry or Chem 1020.
f. Co-Requisites: None
g. MnTC Goals (if any): Goal 2 – Critical Thinking, Goal 3 – Natural
Basic concepts of chemistry: atomic theory, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, chemical
bonding, molecular structure, properties and behavior of the physical states, properties of
aqueous solutions.
B. Date Last Revised: Fall 2015
C. Outline for major content areas:
a. Matter and measurements
b. Atoms, molecules and ions
c. Calculations with chemical formulas and equations
d. Chemical reactions in solution
e. Thermochemistry
f. Quantum theory, atomic and electronic structure
g. Chemical bonding
h. Properties of gases
i. Properties of condensed states: solids and liquids
j. Properties of aqueous solutions
D. Learning outcomes (general)
a. The student will be prepared for additional chemistry courses which may be
required for his/her course of study.
E. Course Learning Outcomes
(MnTC Goal 2- Critical Thinking; Goal 3 – Natural Sciences)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
a. Discuss the principles and concepts of chemistry. (Goal 3)
b. Describe the structure of substances and its relationship to physical properties.
(Goal 3)
c. Explain how the atomic and molecular structure of matter relates to its chemical
reactivity. (Goal 3)
d. Solve quantitative problems involving substances in chemical reactions.(Goal 2,
e. Perform required lab techniques correctly using appropriate safety procedures.
(Goal 2, 3)
f. Communicate lab results and analysis. (Goal 2, 3)
g. Interpret the role of energy in chemical processes. (Goal 2, 3)
h. Relate chemistry to the environment and everyday life. (Goal 2, 3)
F. Methods for evaluation of Student Learning:
a. Minimum of four one-hour exams
b. Methods of evaluation may include – quizzes and homework
c. Laboratory experiments (13 lab sessions)
i. Exercise in lab safety
ii. Densities of liquids and solids
iii. Fractional crystallization
iv. Properties of hydrates
v. Physical properties of substances
vi. Calorimetry
vii. Hess’ law
viii. Atomic spectrum of hydrogen
ix. Synthesis of Copper (I) Chloride
x. Molecular geometry
xi. Molar volume of gas
xii. Molar mass of volatile liquid
xiii. Determination of molar mass by freezing point depression
d. Lab Practical Exam
e. Comprehensive final exam
Statement of Departmental Policy:
The use of graphing calculators will not be allowed during quizzes or exams.
G. Special information
a. Requirements
i. Reading assignments, questions and problems from the textbook:
Chemistry, 12th Edition), by Raymond Chang. Completion of all laboratory
experiments, with the following exceptions:
1. The Atomic Spectrum of Hydrogen-failure to complete will result in a
loss of points, only.
2. One additional lab may be missed. This will result in a reduction of
one full letter grade for the course.
b. Grades
i. A – 90%
ii. B – 80%
iii. C – 70%
iv. D – 55%