Jun 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CH 200B - Chemistry I

4 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This is a general chemistry course for students in engineering and nursing degree programs. Students will design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data and relate experimental results to theoretical understandings of chemical phenomena. Specifically, students will more thoroughly understand such subjects as basic chemical calculations, nomenclature, atomic structure, intra- and intermolecular forces, kinetic molecular theory, properties of gases, and solutions. Not for credit for students who have credit for CH 103 , CH 310 , CH 200  or CH 200A . This course is designed for students who did not take chemistry in high school or need a refresher course because they took a chemistry class more than five years ago. This course is for students without a background in chemistry. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Plan and create structured experiments
  • Write proficiently in technical communications
  • In a laboratory experiment, identify potential procedural errors
  • Differentiate between precision and accuracy
  • Interpret data to isolate trends
  • Use the periodic table to determine electron configurations, trends in atomic radii, trends in ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, and electronegativity
  • Describe the formation and properties of ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding, including Lewis dot structures
  • Predict Lewis dot structures, molecular geometry, and molecular polarity for molecules and polyatomic ions
  • Compare melting points, solubility and other physical properties for molecules using intermolecular forces
  • Apply the law of conservation of mass to solve stoichiometric problems, including limited reagent problems
  • Employ the gas laws, the kinetic theory of gases and gas stoichometry
  • Explain the energy considerations in material changes, both physical and chemical
  • Explain colligative properties of solutions including solubility of gases
  • Use solution chemistry, including molarity, dilutions, pH, acid-base properties

Prerequisites by Topic
  • No prerequisites by topic appended

Course Topics
  • Nomenclature (naming compounds)
  • Dimensional analysis and stoichiometry
  • Mass relationships and chemical reactions
  • Solutions, molarity, pH and solubility of gases
  • Classification and properties of matter, atomic structure, periodic relationships, etc.
  • Chemical bonding, Lewis dot structure, molecular geometry, dipole moments and polarity
  • Properties of gasses
  • Heat of reaction-endothermic and exothermic reactions

Laboratory Topics
  • Density
  • Determination of chemical formula of compounds
  • Determination of unknown compound via physical properties
  • Determination of the atomic mass of aluminum
  • Determination of the heat of reaction
  • Intermolecular forces
  • Determination of composition of a mixture

Dr. Anne-Marie Nickel

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