Principles of Chemistry 1
Chemistry & Biochemistry College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Stoichiometry, kinetic-molecular theory, thermodynamics, states of matter, solutions and equilibria, electrochemistry, structure and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics.
Math 110 or equivalent.
High school chemistry, physics, and introductory calculus or concurrent enrollment in Math 112
Application of Kinetic Theory of Gases
Students will be able to apply the kinetic theory of gases, including properties of ideal gases and interactions that lead to non-ideal behavior, to predict gas behavior with varied temperature, pressure and volume.
Application of Chemical Thermodynamics
Students will demonstrate the ability to use core concepts of chemical thermodynamics, with emphasis on the first and second laws, to predict physical changes and reaction outcomes based on Gibbs energies.
Application of Quantum Mechanics to Atomic Theory
Students will be able to apply concepts of the quantum mechanical nature of light and matter to explain observations that originally led to the development of atomic theory.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use valence shell and molecular orbital models of bonding to predict molecular shapes, reactivity, and spectroscopic properties.