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CHEM 121A - General Chemistry I

(3 units) CO4
Fundamentals of chemistry including reaction stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, states of matter, and thermochemistry. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 121, CHEM 121A, or CHEM 201 .

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Core Curriculum Mathematics requirement (MATH 127  or higher is recommended) or Corequisite(s): MATH 127  or higher and CHEM 121L .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to appraise and assess how chemistry applies to everyday phenomena.
2. Students will be able to identify salts, acids, and bases from their molecular formulas, and describe the relationship between the structure of a molecule and its chemical and physical properties.
3. Students will be able to identify the subatomic particles of an atom, their charges and relatives masses.
4. Students will be able to balance chemical equations and compute stoichiometric relationships including limiting reagents, molarity, titrations, dilutions and thermochemical equations.
5. Students will be able to predict periodic trends in atomic and ionic size, ionization potential and electronegativity.
6. Students will be able to draw Lewis structures for p-block molecules and their three-dimensional representation.
7. Students will be able to use the ideal gas law to calculate pressure, volume, and temperature relationships.
8. Students will be able to explain various intermolecular forces within a chemical system.


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