This course will examine the basic principles of chemistry conceptually and specifically. The course will apply chemical concepts to address relevant issues ranging from atomic structure and chemical reactions to organic and biological chemistry. The course topics include matter and energy, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, chemical equilibrium, and nuclear, organic, and biological chemistry. Students will apply these concepts using practical examples, facilitated discussions, and experiments conducted through a virtual laboratory.
Describe the fundamentals of organic and biological chemistry.
Identify uses of radioactivity and radioisotopes.
Describe the internal structure of the atomic nucleus and radioactive decay.
Solutions, Chemical Equilibrium, and Electron Transfer
Describe the transfer of electrons in oxidation-reduction reactions.
Identify the properties of acids and bases.
Identify the relationships between reaction rates and chemical equilibrium.
Analyze the characteristics of solutions.
Intermolecular Forces and Phases of Matter
Identify intermolecular forces and properties of liquids and solids.
Explain the behavior and properties of gases.
Describe the process of chemical bonding.
Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Reactions
Apply stoichiometry to chemical reactions.
Classify chemical reactions.
Describe the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Describe the periodic nature and properties of atoms and elements.
Demonstrate problem solving for unit conversion and equation manipulation.
Explain the importance of chemistry in our lives and in society.
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