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Chemistry Courses Student Learning Outcomes

Chm 104  Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Understand and apply principles involved in measurement and problem solving.
  • Understand the nature and variety of forms of matter and list the physical properties that characterize each state.
  • Understand the structure of atoms and will apply the periodic laws to predict chemical and physical properties of the elements.
  • Comprehend the nature of compounds, their formation, composition, and nomenclature.
  • Comprehend chemical equations and utilize them in stoichiometric calculations.
  • Understand and apply the principles of gas behavior in ideal situations.
  • Understand the properties of aqueous solutions systems and the theories describing the behavior of  acids and bases in aqueous systems.
  • Understand and apply the principles of chemical equilibrium.
  • Understand and apply the principles of radioactivity and nuclear chemistry.
  • Understand the basics of water chemistry, reactor water chemistry, and instrumentation

Chm  111 College Chemistry I

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Demonstrate proficient use of unit cancellation (dimensional analysis) to successfully set up and work a word problem.
  • Write the name and/or formula for any ionic or binary covalent compound, as well as using these to complete a balance chemical equation.
  • Use stoichiometric data to make calculations with balanced equations.
  • Relate the electronic structure of the atom to the individual chemical and physical properties of that atom, as well as its ability to form stable compounds.
  • Use principles of thermochemistry to solve problems involving heat transfer.
  • Use principles of solubility to calculate the concentration of solutions, determine net ionic reactions, and calculate molecular mass using colligative property equations.
  • Use measuring devices to accurately collect lab data in a logical, systematic format, using good, sound laboratory techniques; and use this data to successfully determine the objective of the lab.

Chm  112  College Chemistry I

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Apply stoichiometric calculations to a variety of different chemical reactions (equilibrium, oxidation-reduction, acid-base, and electrochemistry).
  • Apply the principles of kinetics in calculating reaction rates, activation energies, and order of reactions.
  • Apply the principles of equilibrium in calculations involving gases, acids-bases, slightly soluble ionic compounds, and electrochemistry.
  • Use titration data from the lab to calculate the pH of a resulting solution and how this pH is affected by the addition of buffers.
  • Consolidate lab data into a condensed graphical form.
  • Construct a voltaic or electrochemical cell and calculate its voltage.
  • Apply the principles of nuclear chemistry to write nuclear equations.
  • Construct a logical, systematic flow chart that allows the student to determine the composition of ten

Chm  221  Organic Chemistry I

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Apply independent analytical thinking skills.
  • Exhibit good work ethic and study skills as evidenced by their record of showing up to class on time and having all objectives and key terms identified within the chapter.
  • Use the vocabulary of chemistry, both language and mathematical, to explain concepts.
  • Utilize safe and course-appropriate laboratory techniques.
  • Produce writing that shows original thinking, depth of analysis, and comprehension of basic course content.
  • Identify examples of how chemistry affects the quality of their lives.
  • Exhibit teamwork skills by functioning as a contributing member of a group and cooperating in interactive learning tasks.
  • Critically think through all type problems, both the purely analytical (logical) an involving  more emotion.
  • Constructively analyze another’s viewpoint by applying good scientific analysis skills.

Chm  222  Organic Chemistry II

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Determine the structure for any organic molecule using a H-NMR and/or C-13 NMR.
  • Determine the functional groups on a given compound based on its IR spectrum.
  • Apply the principles of radical reactions to write a mechanism for these reactions.
  • Write equations for reactions involving alcohols, ethers, and aromatic compounds.
  • Apply the principles of organic chemistry to determine the advantages and disadvantages of biochemical molecules in the human body.
  • Perform an extraction in the laboratory using a detailed flow chart, identify the product(s) based on its physical properties, and perform a resultant purification of these products.