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CHEM 1405 Course Guide


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Course Description

Course Description

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.

Course Calendar

Course Calendar for CHEM 1405
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  
16     Final Exam