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College Chemistry

Credits: 5
Course Number: 10-806-135

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Course Description

10-806-135 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY ...covers measurement, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, atomic structure, gas laws, thermochemistry, chemical bonding and solution chemistry. (Prereq: 2.6 GPA AND Alg 2 or equiv w/C or better; OR Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 263 AND Next Gen Arithmetic score greater/equal to 250 AND QRAS score greater/equal to 250; OR ACT Reading score greater/equal to 17 AND ACT Math score greater/equal to 21; OR preparatory courses-contact an academic advisor at 920-498-5444)

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  • Fall

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  1. Follow laboratory guidelines and established laboratory practices to ensure safety for self and others.
  2. Use appropriate scientific equipment, measurement practices, and scientific method to effectively complete laboratory tasks both individually and in group or partnership.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with measurements and mathematical formulas or techniques and utilize these techniques to interpret data, solve problems, and validate solutions.
  4. Describe the composition and properties of matter from the subatomic level to the macroscopic level.
  5. Predict the physical and chemical properties and other trends of elements and describe the type of chemical bonding possible and type of ion formed based on position on Periodic Table.
  6. Apply definitions of oxidation and reduction to chemical systems, and assign oxidation numbers to elements in a molecule or ion.
  7. Explain modern atomic theory, describe the location of electrons and the sizes and shapes of atomic orbitals.
  8. Assign quantum numbers to electrons, and write and interpret electronic configurations.
  9. Write Lewis Dot structures and predict the three dimensional geometry for molecules and ions, and identify dipole molecules.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting and writing formulas for chemical compounds, and in nomenclature of ionic and covalent compounds.
  11. Differentiate the relationship between the mass of a substance and number of particles or moles of that substance.
  12. Explain, describe, and write balanced chemical equations and net ionic equations for chemical reactions.
  13. Calculate the amount of any reactant or product in a chemical reaction using stoichiometry principles.
  14. Use the kinetic molecular theory and gas laws to explain or predict the general behavior of gases, and solve problems using mathematical formulas for gases.
  15. Use the kinetic molecular theory to explain the behavior in liquids and solids as compared to gases, and relate crystal types to their physical properties.
  16. Apply thermodynamic principles to describe and solve problems involving calorimetry and enthalpy.
  17. Describe the solution process and calculate concentration in terms of molarity, molality, and mass percent.
  18. Apply stoichiometric principles to solve problems involving solutions and describe how to prepare a given solution.
  19. Describe noncovalent interactions that occur between atoms, molecules, or ions, and predict physical properties based on these interactions.
  20. Describe the colligative properties of solutions and solve mathematical problems using colligative property data.
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