CHEM 101A General College Chemistry (6)
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: CHEM 40
, 50, or an Advanced Placement test score of 3 or higher, or placement in CHEM 101A/103A by examination and advising; AND MATH 60
or placement in any math course higher than MATH 60
Stoichiometry, solubility, solutions, gas behavior, thermochemistry, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solids and liquids, and an introduction to chemical equilibrium.
C-ID CHEM 110; C-ID CHEM 120S (CHEM 101A + CHEM 101B)
Students who are majoring in engineering, except chemical engineering, should enroll in CHEM 103A
. CHEM 101A-B are the standard college courses required in many curricula. CHEM 101A may be substituted for CHEM 103A
Students who plan to enroll in CHEM 101A and who have not passed CHEM 40
or 50 at City College are required to take a placement exam in chemistry. Please contact the Placement Office (Conlan 203, (415) 239-3129)
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Predict and write balanced net ionic equations for acid-base and precipitation reactions.
- Outcome 2: Analyze and solve stoichiometry problems including limiting reactants, elemental analyses, and material balances in aqueous solution.
- Outcome 3: Solve classical gas law problems and interpret the behavior of gases using the kinetic theory, and predict circumstances under which non-ideal behavior becomes important.
- Outcome 4: Derive energies and enthalpies of physical and chemical processes from calorimetric data, and solve problems involving enthalpies of formation and Hess' law.
- Outcome 5: Derive and use classical and modern relationships for electromagnetic radiation.
- Outcome 6: Interpret electron density and probability plots for hydrogen-like orbitals, interpret atomic emission spectra to atomic energy levels, apply the quantum theory to polyelectronic atoms, and relate electron configurations to atomic properties.
- Outcome 7: Predict, for given molecules or polyatomic ions: 1. orbital hybridization and orbital geometry 2. molecular geometry 3. types and numbers of covalent bonds in molecules 4. bond length, bond angles, and bond energies 5. polarity, resonance, and formal charges
- Outcome 8: Use molecular orbital energy diagrams for diatomic molecules to determine bond order and magnetic properties of a molecule.
- Outcome 9: Solve initial-value equilibrium problems including weak acid dissociation, interpret equilibrium constants, and use Ie Chatelier's principle to predict the effect of a disturbance on an equilibrium system.
- Outcome 10: Correlate physical properties of solid substances with interparticle attractions.
- Outcome 11: Construct and interpret a Born-Haber cycle.
- Outcome 12: Describe and use laboratory techniques, including proper recording of laboratory data, the proper use of weighing balances, spectrophotometers, and other equipment, the proper disposal of chemical waste, and safety procedures and precautions.