Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
SDCM-0194
Organization Course Number:
Chemistry 111L
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
Self-paced. 20 weeks (45 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Principles of Chemistry I or General Chemistry
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 General Chemistry I Lab
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of various chemistry topics such as the structure of atoms, chemical compounds, chemical bonding, scientific measurement, and energy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • List the subatomic particles in an atom and describe atomic structures of elements, isotopes and ions
  • Describe how to calculate atomic mass, molar mass and percent composition and identify the empirical formula of an experimental sample using given data
  • Apply rules for writing and balancing a chemical reaction and utilize molar quantities to calculate percent yield and predict theoretical yields of products
  • Identify exothermic and endothermic reactions and calculate heat energy change in a chemical system or reaction
  • Describe ionic bonding, covalent bonding, and coordinate bonding and predict molecular geometry using the VSEPR theory, orbital hybridization and valence bond theory
  • Analyze a problem using the scientific method and apply scientific measurement and dimensional analysis
  • Identify and apply formulas for calculating pressure, amounts, volumes, temperature, molar masses and density of gases
  • List the four quantum numbers of electrons and describe the electron configuration in an atom
  • Identify relationships and trends on the periodic table
  • Identify properties of liquids, solids, and solutions and describe the intermolecular forces that affect those properties

General Course Topics:

  • The study of chemistry
  • Overview of scientific measurement
  • Atoms, elements and ions
  • Atomic and molecular mass
  • Chemical reactions and equations
  • Overview of solutions in chemistry
  • Chemical reactions in aqueous solutions
  • Overview of gases and gas laws
  • Thermochemistry and energy
  • Quantum mechanics and electronic configuration
  • Periodic table and element properties
  • Overview of chemical bonding
  • Chemical bonding, molecular geometry and orbital theory
  • Intermolecular forces: solids and liquids
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Laboratory

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials