SC 230 Chemistry w/Lab

Course Description:
This course is an investigation of the fundamentals of general Chemistry and an introduction to organic Chemistry. The course will emphasize the role of Chemistry in modern human life. The laboratory supports the lecture topics, through qualitative and quantitative experiments. The topics include: basic concepts, chemical substances, chemical reactions, atomic structure, states of matter and an introduction to organic Chemistry.

  • Prerequisite Courses: MS 098

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOS):
The student will be able to:

  1. Define and explain scientific concepts, principles and theories of a field of science.
  2. Perform experiments that that use scientific methods as part of the inquiry process.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOS) - GENERAL
The student will be able to:

  1. Outline an introduction to Chemistry including the science of Chemistry, modern Chemistry and the scientific method.
  2. Describe measurement in Chemistry
  3. Describe matter and energy.
  4. Describe the atomic theory and atomic structure.
  5. Describe chemical substances: Formulas and names.
  6. Describe, write and balance chemical equations.
  7. Use chemical formulas and equations.
  8. Describe different chemical reactions.
  9. Describe an introduction to gases.
  10. Describe the basic concepts of acids and bases.
  11. Describe the basic concepts of thermochemistry.
  12. Describe the basic concepts of nuclear Chemistry.
  13. Describe the basic concepts of organic Chemistry.
  14. Describe the basic concepts of biochemistry.

SLO

PLO 1

PLO 2

1

IDM

IDM

2

IDM

M

3

DM

 

4

IDM

 

5

IDM

IDM

6

IDM

ID

7

ID

I

8

IDM

I

9

I

I

10

I

I

11

I

I

12

I

I

13

ID

ID

14

ID

ID

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOS) – SPECIFIC
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1: Outline an introduction to Chemistry including the science of Chemistry, modern Chemistry and the scientific method.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

1.1 List the principles of Chemistry.

Quiz and/or written assignment scored with a rubric.

1.2 Identify historic inventions and link them to Chemistry.

Quiz, written assignment or oral presentation scored with a rubric.

1.3 Discuss the history of Chemistry

Poster presentation or oral presentation assessed by rubric.

1.4 Outline the processes behind specific modern day Chemistry related inventions e.g., LCD screens and fiber optic cables.

Quiz and/or oral and poster presentation scored with a rubric.

1.5 List applications of Chemistry in the modern world

Quiz

1.6 Describe the scientific method.

Quiz

General SLO 2: Describe measurement in Chemistry


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

2.1 List and describe the common units of measurement used in Chemistry and define experimental error.

Quiz

2.2 Define significant figures and be able to complete calculations using significant figures.

In class practice and/or quiz.

2.3 Perform calculations using scientific notation.

In class practice and/or quiz.

2.4 Collect, display and interpret data.

In class lab project presented as an oral and poster presentation and assessed with a rubric.

General SLO 3: Describe matter and energy.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

3.1 Define and describe the nature of matter and state the law of conservation of mass.

Quiz

3.2 Define and list different types of energy and state the law of conservation of energy.

Quiz

General SLO 4: Describe the atomic theory and atomic structure.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

4.1 Describe Dalton’s Atomic theory.

Quiz.

4.2 Draw the structure of the atom; define the different particles (electron, neutron and proton) and use atomic mass and atomic number to calculate the number protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom.

Quiz and in class practice assessed through homework.

4.3 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the periodic table of elements.

In class practice assessed through homework.

General SLO 5. Describe chemical substances: Formulas and names


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

5.1 Define chemical formulas.

Quiz.

5.2 Understand, define and identify examples of molecules, molecular formulas, polymers and monomers.

Quiz.

5.3 Name, define and identify ions, ionic substances and ionic compounds.

Quiz.

5.4 Define, describe and identify organic compounds.

Quiz.

5.5 Define and identify monatomic ions and polyatomic ions.

Quiz.

5.6 Define and be able to name binary molecular compounds.

Quiz and in class practice assessed through homework.

General SLO 6. Describe, write and balance chemical equations


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

6.1 Define chemical equations.

Quiz.

6.2 Describe the states and phases of chemical equations.

Quiz

6.3 Write basic chemical equations including states of matter, reactants and products.

In class practice and quiz.

6.4 Recall the rules for balancing chemical equations.

Quiz and in class practice assessed through homework’s.

6.5 Balance chemical equations.

Quiz and in class practice assessed through homework’s.

General SLO 7: Use chemical formulas and equations.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

7.1 Define the basic concept of mass.

Written assignment scored with rubric.

7.2 Calculate and define molecular weight and formula weight.

In class practice assessed through homework and quiz.

7.3 Define the basic concept of the mole and complete mole calculations.

In class practice assessed through homework and quiz.

General SLO 8: Describe different chemical reactions.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

8.1 Outline the ionic theory of solutions and solubility rules.

Quiz.

8.2 Define electrolytes, non-electrolytes, strong electrolytes and weak electrolytes.

Quiz and/or written assignment scored with rubric.

8.3 State the rules of solubility.

Quiz.

8.4 Identify precipitation reactions, acid-base reactions and oxidation-reduction reactions.

Quiz and/or written assignment scored with rubric.

General SLO 9: Describe an introduction to gases.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

9.1 Describe gas pressure and how it is measured and define Boyle’s Law, Avogadro’s Law, Charles’s Law, Law of Partial Pressure and the Ideal Gas Law.

Quiz.

9.2 Calculate gas density and complete a case study on carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect.

In class exercises and an oral or poster presentation scored by rubric.

General SLO 10: Describe the basic concepts of acids and bases.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

10.1 Describe and outline Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry and Lewis concepts of acid and bases.

Oral and poster presentation scored by rubric.

10.2 Describe the basic concept of pH.

Quiz.

General SLO 11: Describe the basic concepts of thermochemistry.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

11.1 Define thermodynamics, energy, potential/internal/kinetic energy, heat and enthalpy.

Quiz.

11.2 Explain and calculate heat capacity and specific heat.

In class exercises assessed through homework and quiz.

11.3 Complete a case study on fuels: Food, commercial fuels and rocket fuels.

Poster/oral presentation scored by rubric.

General SLO 12: Describe the basic concepts of nuclear Chemistry.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

12.1Outline radioactivity and calculate radioactive decay and half life.

Written assignment scored by rubric and/or quiz.

12.2 Explain energy of nuclear reactions, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.

Written assignment scored by rubric and/or quiz.

12.3 Complete a case study on Chernobyl Nuclear Accident.

Poster/oral presentation and/or written assignment scored by rubric.

General SLO 13: Describe the basic concepts of organic Chemistry.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

13.1 Describe the concept of bonding of carbon.

Quiz.

13.2 Define and identify hydrocarbons and their properties.

Quiz.

13.3 Define and identify alkanes and their properties.

Quiz

13.4 Define and identify alkenes, alkynes and aromatic hydrocarbons and their properties.

Quiz

General SLO 14: Describe the basic concepts of biochemistry.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

14.1 Define biochemistry.

Quiz.

14.2 Define, describe and identify carbohydrates.

Quiz.

14.3 Define, describe and identify lipids.

Quiz

14.4 Define, describe and identify nucleic acids and proteins.

Quiz

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Introduction to Chemistry
  2. Measurement in Chemistry
  3. Matter and energy
  4. Atomic theory and atomic structure
  5. Chemical substances: Formulas and names
  6. Chemical equations
  7. Using chemical formulas and equations
  8. Chemical reactions
  9. Gases
  10. Acids and bases
  11. Thermodynamics
  12. Nuclear Chemistry
  13. Organic Chemistry
  14. Biochemistry
E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

Lecture, class discussion, oral presentation, “hands-on” practicals and audio visual material.


F. REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS

Ebbing, D.D. Gammon, S.D. and Ragsdale, R.O. (2006). Essentials of General Chemistry, 2nd Edition (or most recent). Boston, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company (or most recent edition). Scientific calculator.


G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COST
None

I. EVALUATION
None

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

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