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General Chemistry
GENERAL CHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 105 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The first semester of a year-long course designed to meet the general chemistry requirements in engineering, science, and pre-professional majors. Topics include: physical and chemical changes, scientific method, uncertainty in measurements, energy transformations, stoichiometry, classes of chemical reactions, naming compounds, properties of acids and bases, electrolytes and solution properties, atomic structure, bonding, VSEPR and molecular geometry, states of matter, gas laws, intermolecular forces, and colligative properties. This course includes a lecture and laboratory experience.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, 1st and 2nd Summer Blocks
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Physical and chemical changes, scientific method, uncertainty in measurements, energy transformations, stoichiometry, classes of chemical reactions, naming compounds, properties of acids and bases, electrolytes and solution properties, atomic structure, bonding, VSEPR and molecular geometry, states of matter, gas laws, intermolecular forces, and colligative properties. The laboratory component of the course teaches standard laboratory techniques and emphasizes the role quantitative measurements play in extracting chemically useful information.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Recognize and distinguish between physical and chemical change.

Understand the scientific method.

Demonstrate appropriate use of numbers related to uncertainty in measurements.

Apply stoichiometry in determining quantity relationships for compounds and chemical reactions.

Write chemical equations and classify chemical reactions.

Name ionic and covalent compounds.

Know the properties of acids and bases.

Identify aspects of atomic structure.

Describe bonding theories and recognize molecular geometry.

Describe states of matter including changes of state.

Know gas laws.

Recognize different types of intermolecular forces.

Understand the colligative properties.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies with instructor. Typically there are 5 exams, 10 quizzes, and 10 lab experiments. Some sections may require writing or Internet assignments.
PREREQUISITES: Students without high school chemistry or Chem 101 must have completed Math 110, 112, or 119 with at least a C- prior to taking Chem 105. Students with high school chemistry or Chem 101 must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Math 110, 112, or 119.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983