chm150 | undergraduate
General Chemistry I
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Chemical Measurement, Atoms, and Elements
- 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.
- Classify molecules and compounds.
Molecules, Chemical Equations, and Stoichiometry
- Calculate formula mass, molecular mass, molar mass and composition of compounds.
- Determine molecular and empirical formulas.
- Determine molarity of solutions.
- Write balanced chemical equations.
- Use reaction stoichiometry to relate reactants to products.
- Classify chemical reactions.
Introduction to Thermodynamics, Thermochemistry, and Quantum Chemistry
- Explain basic thermodynamic concepts and calorimetry.
- Define the enthalpy of a chemical reaction.
- Predict endothermic and exothermic processes.
- Describe quantum mechanics and the nature of light.
- Calculate the wavelength and frequency of light.
- Explain the Bohr Model.
- Use the de Broglie equation to calculate the wavelength of an electron.
- Determine the electronic structure of atoms and the shape of orbitals.
- Explain the periodic variation in element properties.
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry I
- Explain ionic bonding.
- Explain covalent bonding, electronegativity and bond polarity.
- Use Lewis dot structures to understand molecular properties.
- Explain resonance and formal charge.
- Relate bond strengths to enthalpy changes.
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry II
- Explain valence bond theory.
- Determine hybrid atomic orbitals.
- Understand the concept of multiple bonds.
- Explain molecular orbital theory.
Gas Laws and Models for Gases
- Calculate pressure.
- Explain the gas laws using kinetic molecular theory.
- Use the gas laws to solve problems involving the properties of gases.
- Describe the behavior of real gases.
- Determine intermolecular forces present in molecules and compounds.
- Explain surface tension, viscosity, and capillary action.
- Explain vapor pressure, vaporization, sublimation and fusion.
- Calculate heat of vaporization.
- Explain heating curves and phase diagrams.
- Describe crystalline solids.
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