chm109 | undergraduate
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Fundamentals of Chemistry
- Convert units from one standard to another standard.
- Describe the laws of conservation of mass and energy.
- Explain the steps in the scientific method.
Atoms and Molecules
- Describe the patterns of relative atomic size and atomic mass in the periodic table.
- Write the names and formulas for compounds.
- Calculate the formula mass of a molecule.
- Describe the periodic nature and properties of atoms and elements.
- Identify reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
Write balanced equations and net ionic equations for chemical reactions.
Perform mole-to-mole and mass-to-mass conversions.
Chemical Bonding and Chemical Structures
- Determine the valence electron number of an atom.
- Determine the shapes of chemical compounds.
- Differentiate between ionic and covalent bonds.
Phases of Matter and Intermolecular Forces
- Explain the behavior and properties of gases, liquids, and solids.
- Identify the intermolecular forces acting between molecules.
Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry
- Compare radioactive-decay particles.
- Identify modern uses of radioactivity and radioisotopes.
- Describe the half-life of radioactive compounds.
Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Describe the fundamentals of organic chemistry.
- Describe the fundamentals of biological chemistry.
Solutions and Chemical Equilibrium
- Calculate mass percent, molarity, and molality.
- Calculate freezing-point and boiling-point elevations.
- Identify the relationships between reaction rates and chemical equilibrium.
Bases and Electron Transfer
- Compare the properties of acids and bases.
- Write balanced equations for neutralization reactions.
- Describe the transfer of electrons in oxidation–reduction reactions.
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