SRJC Course Outlines

12/15/2019 12:31:44 AMCHEM 1B Course Outline as of Spring 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 1BTitle:  GENERAL CHEMISTRY  
Full Title:  General Chemistry
Last Reviewed:5/13/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled6.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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A continuation of Chemistry 1A.  Topics include chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, coordination compounds and bonding, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry.  Laboratory emphasizes methods of analytical chemistry and quantitative work.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Chemistry 1A or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A continuation of Chemistry 1A.  Topics include chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, coordination compounds and bonding, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry.  Laboratory emphasizes methods of analytical chemistry and quantitative work.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Chemistry 1A or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 1981
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: CHEM 120S General Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM1A AND CHEM1B OR CHEM4A AND CHEM4B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:05Course Created/Approved: 8/1/1981
Version Created:4/28/2014Course Last Modified:1/5/2019
Submitter:Joe FasslerCourse Last Full Review:5/13/2019
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:5/13/2019
Version Status Date:9/1/2014Semester Last Taught:Fall 2018
Version Term Effective:Spring 2015Term Inactive:Spring 2019


COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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After successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1.  Solve for the concentrations or pressures of various species in a chemical equilibrium.
2.  Apply the concepts of chemical equilibrium to acids and bases, buffers, titration, solubility, electrochemistry and metal complex formation.
3.  Determine the free energy change for a physical or chemical process at nonstandard conditions.
4.  Apply the principles of electrochemistry in the construction and analysis of voltaic and electrolytic cells.  
5.  Use kinetics to describe the rate and possible mechanisms of a reaction.  
6.  Describe isomerism and bonding in transition metal complexes.
7.  Describe the kinetics and other phenomena related to nuclear chemistry and radioactivity.
8.  Identify and control factors that influence experimental error in gravimetric and volumetric analysis.
9.  Use advanced instrumentation, such as UV-Visible and infrared (IR) spectroscopy, gas chromatography (GC) and atomic absorption (AA) in analysis of unknowns.  
10.  Analyze experimental error qualitatively and with statistical methods.  
11.  Apply chemical principles to real world situations.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Chemical Equilibrium
    A.  Equilibrium constants (K) and quotients (Q)
    B.  Le Chatelier's principle
    C.  Relationship to free energy
    D.  Dependence on temperature
    E.  Methods and approximations for solving equilibrium systems
II.  Aqueous Equilibria
    A.  Weak acids and bases
    B.  pH, pKa, buffers and titration
    C.  Polyprotic acids
    D.  Solubility equilibria
    E.  Common ion effect
    F.  Complex ion equilibria
III.  Electrochemistry
    A.  Balancing oxidation-reduction reactions
    B.  Voltaic cells
    C.  Standard reduction potentials
    D.  Concentration cells and the Nernst equation
    E.  Batteries
    F.  Electrolysis
IV.  Kinetics
    A.  Reaction rates and rate laws
    B.  Determining rate laws
    C.  Integrated rate laws
    D.  Activation energy and the Arrhenius equation
    E.  Reaction mechanisms
    F.  Catalysis
V.  Coordination Chemistry of Transition Metals
    A.  Coordination compounds
    B.  Types of isomerism
    C.  Ligand Field Theory
VI.  Nuclear Chemistry
    A.  Types of radioactive decay
    B.  Kinetics of decay
    C.  Applications
    D.  Fission and fusion
VII.  Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    A.  Basic structures and nomenclature
    B.  Isomerism
    C.  Functional groups
Laboratory material:
1.  Lab safety and maintaining a lab notebook
2.  Determining an equilibrium constant
3.  Buffers
4.  Indicators
5.  Potentiometric titration
6.  Solubility products
7.  Determination of an unknown
8.  Voltaic Cells
9.  Electrolytic Cells
10.  Determining rate law and activation energy
11.  Synthesis and analysis of a metal complex
12.  Nuclear chemistry
13. Techniques and skills
    a.  Use of spreadsheet software
    b.  Instrumental analysis
    c.  Use of calibration curves
    d.  Writing laboratory reports

Assignments:
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1.  Specific reading and study assignments from the lecture textbook (10-30 pages per week)
2.  Completion of recommended end-of-chapter problems (15-20 per week)
3.  Laboratory experiments and accompanying reports (13-18)
4.  Midterm exams (2-5), Quizzes (0-4), Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 15%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Lab reports, end-of-chapter homework assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
Lab skill technique and accuracy and precision of lab results
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 80%
Exams, quizzes and tests
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, 7th Ed., Silberberg, M. (McGraw-Hill, 2014)
Chemistry, 11th Ed., Chang, R. and Goldsby, K.  (McGraw-Hill, 2012)
General Chemistry 4th Ed., McQuarrie, D., Rock, P. and Gallogly, E.  (University Science Books, 2010)
Chemistry: The Science in Context, 3rd Ed., Gilbert, T., Kirss, R., Foster, N., Davies, G.  (Norton, 2011)
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 3rd Ed., Tro, N. (Prentice Hall, 2013)
 
Lab Manuals
Instructor Prepared Materials
Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry: The Central Science, 12th Ed., Brown, Nelson, Kemp and Stoltzfus (Pearson, 2011).
Laboratory Manual for Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 3rd Ed., Tro, Vincent, Livingston (Prentice Hall, 2013).

OTHER REQUIRED ELEMENTS

Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:XExempt From Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:UUser Generated Text
 Advisories-generate description:NANo Advisory
 Prereq-provisional:NNO
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:YPrerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
   
BASIC INFORMATION, HOURS/UNITS & REPEATABILITY
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 04Laboratory
 Area department:CHEMChemistry & Physics
 Division:73Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Major Applicable Course
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
   
SCHEDULING
 Audit allowed:NNot Auditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:1905Chemistry-General
   
OTHER CODES
Disciplines:Chemistry
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:NNot Distance Ed
 Distance Ed Approved:N
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:1905.00Chemistry, General
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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