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This course is a survey course introducing inorganic chemistry designed for students who are not science majors. Fundamental concepts are presented in lecture and laboratory including the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, properties of metals, nonmetals, nonmetals and compounds, chemical nomenclature, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction, solutions and chemical applications in everyday life. Descriptive chemistry is emphasized. Prerequisite: TSI Complete in Math or MATH 0100 with a grade of "C" or better.
|Week #||Topics||Activities||Quizzes & Exams|
|1||Ch. 1: The Scientific Method, Exponential Notation, Significant Figures, Types of Measurements, Factor-Label Method to Convert Units||Lab Safety Orientation|
|2||Ch. 1: States of Matter, Temperature Conversions, Density and Specific Gravity, Specific Heat||Exp. 1 Laboratory Techniques||Quiz 1|
|3||Ch. 2: Classification of Matter, Dalton's Atomic Theory, Law of Conservation of Mass, Atoms, Mass Number, Isotopes, Atomic Mass||Test 1|
|4||Ch. 2: Periodic Table, Electronic Structure, Lewis Structures, Atomic Size, Ionization Energy||Exp. 2: Density Determination|
|5||Ch. 3: The Octet Rule, Naming Anions and Cations, Ionic and Covalent Bonds, and Predicting Chemical Formulas of Ionic Compounds||Exp. 3: Separation of the Components of a Mixture||Quiz 2|
|6||Ch. 4: Balancing Chemical Equations, Precipitation Reactions, simple Redox Reactions||Test 2|
|7||Ch. 4: The Mole Concept, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reagent, Heat of Reaction||Exp. 6: Determination of the Formula of a Metal Oxide|
|8||Ch. 5: Gas Pressure, The Gas Laws of Boyle, Gay-Lussac’s, Charles, and Avogadro’s, and the Combined Gas Law, Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressure, Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases||Supplemental Experiment: Flame Test of Salts||Quiz 3|
|9||Ch. 5: Intermolecular Forces, Surface Tension, Vapor Pressure, Boiling Point, Phase Changes||Test 3|
|10||Ch. 6: Types of Solutions, Factors Affecting Solubility, Concentration Units, Dilution, Solubility, Electrolytes, Colloids, Colligative Properties||Exp. 15: Water of Hydration|
|11||Ch. 7: Rate of Reaction, Activation Energy, Changing the Rate of Reaction||Exp. 16: Factors Affecting Reaction Rates||Quiz 4|
|12||Ch. 7: Catalysts, Chemical Equilibrium, The Equilibrium Constant, LeChâtelier's Principle||Test 4|
|13||Ch. 8: Acids and Bases, Strength of Acids and Bases, Conjugate Acid-Base Pairs, Naming Common Acids, Predicting Equilibrium Position||Exp. 8: Chemical Properties of Consumer Products||Quiz 5|
|14||Ch. 8: Ionization Constants, Properties of Acids and Bases, Calculation of pH and pOH||Exp. 13: Physical Properties of Chemicals: Melting Point, Sublimation, and Boiling Point||Quiz 6|
|15||Ch. 8: pH Indicators, Titrations, Buffers, Buffer Capacity, Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation||Student Presentations|