Maricopa Community Colleges  CHM107   19992-99999 

Official Course Description:  MCCCD Approval: 12-08-1998

CHM107  1999 Spring – 2000 Summer II

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Chemistry and Society

A survey of chemistry and its impact on the environment. Completion of CHM107LL required to meet the Natural Science requirement.

Prerequisites: None.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


CHM107  1999 Spring – 2000 Summer II

Chemistry and Society



Differentiate between physical and chemical properties and changes, and between elements, compounds, and mixtures. (I)


Compare levels of air pollution in other countries of the world to the problem in the U.S. (I)


Describe the basic structure of the atom and draw Lewis structures for atoms or simple molecules. (I, III)


Use appropriate chemical terminology and conventions to interpret symbols and formulas, balance chemical equations, name and write formulas for common inorganic compounds, and identify various types of chemical reactions. (I, IV)


Predict shapes of simple molecules (I, III)


Perform calculations involving the metric system, scientific notation, the mole concept, and concentration terms including molarity, percent, ppm, and ppb. (I, II, III, VI)


Describe how the ozone layer protects the earth and how CFC's deplete the ozone layer. (II)


Compare the seriousness of ozone depletion to global warming in various countries of the world. (II, III)


Define energy and entropy and explain their relationship to matter. (II, III, IV)


Use the concepts of energy and entropy to discuss the chemistry of the ozone layer and the availability of energy from fossil fuels. (II, III, IV)


Describe the causes and implications of global warming. (III)


Describe the carbon cycle and the water cycle and their global impact. (III, IV)


Describe approaches to alternative use of fossil fuels in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. (IV)


Classify substances as acids or bases, and define the pH scale of measuring relative acidity. (IV)


Describe the properties of water and aqueous solutions in terms of their composition and structure. (IV, V)


Describe the distribution of water globally and the availability of fresh water. (V)


Give examples of transnational problems of acid rain. (VI)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


CHM107  1999 Spring – 2000 Summer II

Chemistry and Society


I. Air

A. Concentration Expressions

B. Classification of Matter

C. Atoms, Molecules, Formulas

D. Chemical Changes/Equations

E. Density

F. Combustion

G. Air Quality 1)

U. . 2) Other parts of the world

H. Naming Inorganic Compounds

II. The Ozone Layer

A. Wave and Particle Properties of Light

B. Ultra Violate Radiation

C. Scientific Notation

D. Biological Effects

E. Protective Role 1) Variations 2) Areas in world and remedies

F. Ozone Destruction

III. Global Warming

A. Molecular Shapes

B. Vibration of Molecules and Greenhouse Effect

C. Energy Flow on Earth

D. The Carbon Cycle

E. The Mole

F. Greenhouse Gases 1) International impact 2) Predictions of impact

IV. Energy

A. Sources

B. Activation Energy

C. Fossil fuels

D. Energy Transfer

E. Entropy

F. Energy Efficiency

G. Conservation of Energy 1) Alternative fuels 2) International efforts

V. Water

A. Molecular Structure

B. Physical Properties

C. Hydrogen Bonding

D. Electrolyte/Non Electrolyte Solutions

E. Water Sources 1) International distribution 2) Fresh water availability

F. Water and Energy

G. Purification

H. Equilibrium/Le Chatelier's Principle

I. Water Ownership

VI. Acid Rain

A. Acid and Bases

B. Molarity/pH

C. SO2/ Oxides of Nitrogen

D. Damage and Other Effects


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