CHEM 1309 - General Chemistry for Engineering Majors (lecture)

Fundamental principles of chemistry for engineering majors; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, acid-base concepts, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, phase-diagrams, introduction to chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and an introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Define the fundamental properties of matter.
  2. Classify matter, compounds, and chemical reactions.
  3. Convert units of measure and demonstrate dimensional analysis skills.
  4. Determine the basic nuclear and electronic structure of atoms.
  5. Identify trends in chemical and physical properties of the elements using the Periodic Table.
  6. Describe the bonding in and the shape of simple molecules and ions.
  7. Solve stoichiometric problems.
  8. Use the rules of nomenclature to name chemical compounds.
  9. Write chemical formulas.
  10. Write and balance equations.
  11. Define the types and characteristics of chemical reactions including acids and bases.
  12. Use the gas laws and basics of the Kinetic Molecular Theory to solve gas problems.
  13. Articulate the importance of intermolecular interactions and predict trends in physical properties.
  14. State the characteristics of liquids and solids, including phase diagrams and spectrometry.
  15. Apply the principles of equilibrium to chemical systems using Le Chatelier’s Principle to predict the effects of concentration, pressure, and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures.
  16. Analyze and perform calculations with the thermodynamic functions, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy.
  17. Discuss the construction and operation of galvanic and
    electrolytic electrochemical cells, and determine standard and non-standard cell potentials.

Grade Basis: L
Credit hours: 3.0
Lecture hours: 3.0



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Last updated: 07/07/2022