Maricopa Community Colleges  CHM151   19886-19906 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 01/13/87
CHM151 19886-19906 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
General Chemistry I
A detailed study of the principles of chemistry. Designed for science majors and students in pre-professional curricula. Prerequisites: CHM130 and CHM130LL, or CHMM100 and CHM100LL, or one year high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or better, and completion of Intermediate Algebra or the equivalent.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CHM151   19886-19906 General Chemistry I
1. Define "chemistry" and describe its two main branches. (I)
2. Use the Factor-Label (dimensional analysis) Method in solving chemistry-related problems. (II)
3. Use metric and SI systems of units. (II)
4. Define the relationships between matter and energy. (III)
5. Describe the physical states of matter with the aid of the Kinetic Molecular Theory. (III)
6. Classify matter as elements, compounds, or mixtures. (III)
7. Describe the properties of metallic and nonmetallic elements. (III)
8. Write formulas for and give names of simple inorganic compounds. (IV, VIII)
9. Complete and balance chemical equations. (V)
10. Solve stoichiometry problems, including problems involving solutions and redox reactions. (V)
11. Deduce the electronic structure of atoms and show the relationship between electronic structure and the chemical properties of atoms. (VI)
12. Use the Periodic Table to estimate the properties of elements and compounds. (VI)
13. Describe the properties of ionic and covalent compounds. (VII)
14. Describe chemical bonding in terms of Valence Bond Theory and Molecular Orbital Theory. (VII)
15. Use the concepts of electonegativity and bond polarity in conjunction with VSEPR Theory to predict the shapes and polarities of simple ions and molecules. (VII)
16. Solve problems involving energy changes that result from physical state changes and from chemical reactions. (IX)
17. Solve problems involving the Ideal Gas Laws. (IX)
18. Describe the properties of solutions. (X)
19. Identify substances as electrolytes or nonelectrolytes. (X)
20. Classify substances as acids or bases according to the theories of Arrhenius, Bronsted, and Lewis. (XI)
21. Use the Electromotive Table to predict the course of single replacement reactions. (XII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CHM151   19886-19906 General Chemistry I
    I. Definition of "chemistry"
        A. History
        B. Scientific method
      II. Measurement
          A. Metric system
          B. Significant figures
          C. Exponential notation
          D. Dimensional analysis
          E. Density/specific gravity
          F. Temperature/heat
        III. Matter and energy
            A. States of matter
            B. Classification of matter
            C. Properties of matter
            D. Physical and chemical changes
            E. Energy
          IV. Mole concept
              A. Atomic and molecular weights
              B. Mass-mole conversions
              C. Percentage composition
              D. Empirical and molecular formula
            V. Stoichoimetry
                A. Balancing equations
                B. Stoichoimetric calculations
                C. Limiting reagents and percentage yields
                D. Percent purity
                E. Solution stoichiometry
              VI. Atomic Theory and Periodic Table
                  A. Fundamental particles
                  B. Isotopes
                  C. Binding energy
                  D. Quantum theory
                    1. Quantum numbers
                    2. Energy levels, orbitals
                    3. Electron configuration
                    4. Valence electrons
                  E. Periodic Table and trends
                VII. Chemical bonding
                    A. Ionic and covalent bonds
                    B. Electron dot structures
                    C. Electronegativity
                    D. Shapes and polarities of molecules - VSEPR
                    E. Molecular orbitals
                    F. Oxidation numbers
                  VIII. Nomenclature (can be introduced at any time)
                      A. Ionic binary and ternary - stock system
                      B. Covalent binary - classical
                      C. Acids/bases
                    IX. Solids, liquids and gases
                        A. Kinetic Molecular Theory
                        B. General properties
                        C. Changes of state and dynamic equilibrium
                        D. Intermolecular attractions
                        E. Types of substances
                        F. Phase diagrams
                        G. Gas laws
                      X. Solutions
                          A. Definitions
                          B. Terminology
                          C. Net ionic reactions
                          D. Concentration calculations
                        XI. Acids/bases
                            A. Definition
                            B. Nomenclature
                            C. pH
                          XII. Oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions
                              A. Oxidation numbers
                              B. Balancing redox reactions
                              C. Electromotive series
                              D. Equivalent weights and normality in redox reactions
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