Chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. 

Introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.

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Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • State the characteristics of liquids and solids, including phase diagrams and spectrometry
  • Articulate the importance of intermolecular interactions and predict trends in physical properties.
  • Identify the characteristics of acids, bases, and salts, and solve problems based on their quantitative relationships.
  • Identify and balance oxidation-reduction equations, and solve redox titration problems.
  • Determine the rate of a reaction and its dependence on concentration, time, and temperature.
  • Apply the principles of equilibrium to aqueous systems using LeChatelier’s Principle to predict the effects of concentration, pressure, and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures.
  • Analyze and perform calculations with the thermodynamic functions, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy
  • Discuss the construction and operation of galvanic and electrolytic electrochemical cells, and determine standard and non‐standard cell potentials
  • Define nuclear decay processes.
  • Describe basic principles of organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry
  • Use basic apparatus and apply experimental methodologies used in the chemistry laboratory.
  • Demonstrate safe and proper handling of laboratory equipment and chemicals.
  • Conduct basic laboratory experiments with proper laboratory techniques.
  • Make careful and accurate experimental observations.
  • Relate physical observations and measurements to theoretical principles.
  • Interpret laboratory results and experimental data, and reach logical conclusions.
  • Record experimental work completely and accurately in laboratory notebooks and communicate experimental results clearly in written reports.
  • Design fundamental experiments involving principles of chemistry and chemical instrumentation.
  • Identify appropriate sources of information for conducting laboratory experiments involving principles of chemistry.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 48.0