"Laws Governing Performance Measurements"
Syllabus (Mr. Carey) (Course Outline) CHEM 1405 – INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY Catalog Description: History of chemistry; the metric system, the structure of atoms and molecules; weight and volume calculations from chemical equations; certain laws governing chemical and physical changes in matter; the chemical and physical properties of a select group of elements and compounds; the periodic table; and properties of gases. Prerequisites/Corequisites: THEA reading requirement met or concurrent enrollment in READ0307. Text. Introductory Chemistry, 3rd edition, by Nivaldo Tro (Pearson, pub.) Laboratory Manual – Chemistry in Context, special edition for WCJC, American Chemical Society (McGraw Hill, pub.) Optional – math toolkit supplement to text (available for loan from Mr. Carey) Wharton County Junior College Math/Science Division Introductory Chemistry (CHEM1405) Course Objectives: 1. To provide the student with training in the fundamental principles of introductory chemistry. 2. To acquaint the student with the relation of chemistry to his daily life. 3. To stimulate the students’ further interest in chemistry. 4. To help the student gain the ability to analyze and synthesize information in the form of chemical calculations. 5. To provide the student with a meaningful and stimulating laboratory experience. Student Performance Objective: Detailed performance objectives have been written and are available. Topical Outline: 1. Introduction - one-half week 2. Measurements - one-half week 3. Matter and Energy - one week 4. Elements, atomic theory, periodic table - two weeks 5. Nomenclature, ions, electrolytes - one week 6. Chemical reactions - two weeks 7. Chemical compounds and bonding - two weeks 8. Stoichiometry - two weeks 9. Acids and bases – two weeks 10. Organic Chemistry – two weeks Educational Devices and Media 1. Class lecture 2. Demonstration of principles, procedures, or concepts a. mole concept b. allotropes c. activity series d. surface tension e. gas laws f. ion conductivity 3. Models, charts, transparencies, videos Laboratory work – Experiment # 2- Chromatographic Study of Felt-tip pen inks 6 – Spectrophotometry of Colored Solutions 7 – Bonds, Molecular Models 9 – Baking Soda to Table Salt (moles) 12 – Conductivity – ions 13 – Analysis of Vinegar 15 – Chloride in River Water 17 – Reaction of Acids 18/19 – pH of Common Substances 26 – Synthesis of Aspirin 19 - Soap Evaluative Procedures 1. Three major tests during the semester 2. Ten-minute tests - announced and unannounced 3. Problem assignments 4. Laboratory reports 5. Final examination The following scheme is used to arrive at the final grade: All tests and assignments 50% Laboratory grade 25% Final examination 25% The grade classification as outlined in the College Catalog are used: A Excellent B Good C Average D Poor F Failure W Withdrawn EFC/