A successful student in Chemistry 60 should be able to:
1. Perform calculations involving conversions between different units
of measurements and follow the rules of significant figures.
2. Perform calculations and laboratory experiments involving the
measurements of mass, volume, length, density and temperature.
3. Know the difference between potential and kinetic energy, and know
the units for energy. Classify matter by kind and state. Know the
difference between chemical and physical change.
4. Know the symbols, corresponding names and electron configurations
for more common elements. Be familiar with common features of the
periodic table. Know what ions are and how ions are formed.
5. Know how to name simple inorganic compounds from their formulas and
vice versa. Know the difference between ionic and covalent bond.
6. Interpret the qualitative and quantitative meaning of a balanced
chemical equation. Perform calculations involving conversions
between grams and moles of substances based on a balanced chemical
7. Know what pressure is and the units for pressure. Know the
relationship between pressure, volume, temperature and moles of
8. Know the properties of water as a solvent. Know different types of
solutions. Know different ways of expressing solution's
concentration. Know the principles of osmosis and dialysis.
9. Know the common properties of acids and bases. Know how to recognize
an acid or a base. Know the quantitative meaning of pH. Have a basic
understanding of how buffers work.
10. Know what organic chemistry is and recognize an organic compound.
Know the meaning of different formulas used to depict an organic
compound (structural, condensed, molecular).
11. Know how to name and draw the formulas from the names of the simple:
hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, amines,
carboxylic acids, and esters.
12. Know the simple reactions involving: hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers,
aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, esters.
13. Predict the solubilities in water of hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers,
aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and esters.
14. Know the fundamental features and classifications of carbohydrates,
lipids and proteins. Know simple reactions of carbohydrates, lipids,
15. Know the biologial role of enzymes and vitamins.
16. Know what nucleic acids are and have a basic knowledge of the protein
synthesis on a molecular level.
1. Factor-label method of problem solving, significant figures, SI units
2. Atoms and elements.
3. Compounds and their bonds.
4. Stoichiometry, chemical equations and mass relationships.
5. Properties of gases.
6. Energy and states of matter.
8. Acids and bases.
9. Introduction to organic chemistry.
11. Alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones.
12. Carboxylic acids and derivatives.
13. Amines and amides.
17. Enzymes, vitamins, and digestion.
18. Chemistry and heredity: DNA and RNA.
1. Introduction, including safety, graphical analysis, and recording
2. Measurements in the chemistry lab.
3. Mass relationships in chemistry.
4. Gas laws.
5. Properties of solutions.
6. Acids and bases.
7. Introduction to organic chemistry.
8. Analysis for functional groups.
9. Synthesis of simple organic compounds.
10. Detection of carbohydrates.
AN INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, by
Bettelheim and March, 5th Ed., Saunders, 1998.
CHEMISTRY, AN INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY,
by Karen C. Timberlake, 7th Ed., Addison Wesley Co., 1999.
LABORATORY MANUAL FOR CHEMISTRY 60, by Dr. D.K. Fujita, 1st Ed., 1999.
LABORATORY MANUAL FOR AN INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL
CHEMISTRY, by Karen C. Timberlake, 7th Ed., Addison Wesley Longman Co.