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This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include chemical nomenclature, atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, chemical bonding, thermochemistry, gas laws, and properties of solids and liquids. Students may apply these concepts using practical examples, facilitated discussions, and the experiments conducted through hands-on labs. This course is the first half of the general chemistry sequence, which is completed in CHM/151: General Chemistry II.
Calculate formula mass, molecular mass, molar mass and composition of compounds
Classify molecules and compounds
Describe oxidation and reduction reactions and oxidation states
Explain the gas laws using kinetic molecular theory
Describe the behavior of real gases
Apply the first law of thermodynamics to chemical systems
Calculate enthalpy of a reaction
Predict endothermic and exothermic processes
Calculate the wavelength and frequency of light
Describe quantum mechanics and the nature of light
Explain the Bohr Model
Use the de Broglie equation to calculate the wavelength of an electron
Describe the shapes of atomic orbitals
Explain resonance and formal charge
Calculate delta H of reaction from bond energies
Write electron configurations
Explain periodic trends
Predict Lewis structures
Explain electronegativity and bond polarity
Predict molecular polarity
Write hybridization and bonding schemes using valence bond theory
Explain molecular orbital theory
Predict shapes of molecules using VSPER theory
Explain the process of scientific inquiry
Use correct units to describe scientific measurements and perform conversions
Describe modern atomic theory
Identify subatomic particles
Explain the organization of the periodic table
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