Course Outline of Record

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course:

1.  The student will demonstrate the ability to solve scientific problems by following logical procedures based on well-established scientific principles. Examples in Chemistry 11 include:
a. A multi-step chemical stoichiometry problem involving interconversion of various physical quantities.
b. A Hess’s Law problem which require students to manipulate three or more reactions in order to obtain the enthalpy change for the desired reaction.
2.  The student will follow written procedures used in the general chemistry laboratory accurately and safely. When completing a lab report, the student will correctly apply the scientific method by making reasonable estimates of experimental uncertainties and drawing appropriate conclusions based on the gathered data and scientific principles.

3. The student will be able to relate microscopic theories to macroscopic observations specifically using the chemical principles developed in Chemistry 11 to explain observable phenomena.   Examples include using quantum mechanics to explain the periodicity of the elements and using the kinetic molecular theory to explain the behavior of gases.

Textbook and Required Chapters/Sections

General Chemistry, McQuarrie, Rock & Gallogly, Fourth Edition, University Science Books, 2011.
Chapters 1-15.7 are required, and 15.9, 15.10 are optional if time permits.  Also required are portions of the Interchapters onorganic chemistry including structure, nomenclature, and isomerism for alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes, as well as recognition of common organic functional groups (alchols and ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and esters, amines).  Nomenclature of the oxygen and nitrogen containing functional groups is not included.