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CHM/150

General Chemistry I

Online

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$1592

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14 Dec 2021

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides students with 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 experiments conducted through completion of virtual labs. This course is the first half of the general chemistry sequence, which is completed in CHM/151: General Chemistry II.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

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.

Intermolecular Forces

  • 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.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

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During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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