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Spring 2021

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CHE101 - General Chemistry 1

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces the fundamental principles of chemistry including: atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, gases and thermochemistry. Recommended for students pursuing careers in science, engineering, health and/or technology fields. A solid math/algebra background is expected. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisites: CHE 100 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher or Regents Chemistry with a Regents exam score 75 or higher or MAT 102 or higher. The math requirements may be taken concurrently with CHE 101. (Note: MAT 108 MAT 129, MAT 116 and MAT 117 are not accepted as math prerequisites.)

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Lab: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Apply Atomic Theory to elements using subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons) to atoms, ions, isotopes and element reactivity.
2. Relate ionization energy data to the electron shell concept and electron transitions to emission / absorption spectra.
3. Relate the four quantum numbers to position and energy of electrons, based on orbital diagrams and electron configurations.
4. Determine ion charges based upon electron configuration and the chemical formula for ionic compounds.
5. Apply molecular modelling (Lewis (electron) Dot Structures, 3D molecular models and images to assess polarity, and molecule shape.
6. Apply the mole concept to chemical systems and reaction for using balanced chemical equations (net ionic) for solids, liquids, aqueous solutions and gases.
7. Make solutions of specific molarity, starting with a solid and by diluting an existing solution.
8. Apply the Gas Laws (Ideal and Combined) to chemical systems in gas phase.
9. Evaluate thermochemical systems using enthalpy data.


Effective Term: Fall 2019