CHM 111-112 Syllabus


Division: Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                                              Date:  November  2017


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Science, Liberal Arts, Business Administration


Course Number and Title:  CHM 111-112 General Chemistry I-II


Credit Hours: 4        Hours/Wk Lecture: 3      Hours/Wk Lab: 3         Lec/Lab Comb: 6



  I.    Catalog Description: Explores the fundamental laws, theories and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors.


II.    Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:
This is a transfer level science course which promotes a firma understanding of scientific methods and the structure of the natural world.


III.    Required Background:   Prerequisite MTE 3 or equivalent.  Non-developmental in math and English


IV.    Course Content:  


  1. Units of measurement and scientific calculations
  2. The structure of matter
  3. Stoichiometry and quantitative chemical relationships
  4. Energy in chemical reactions and calorimetry
  5. Atomic and electronic structure
  6. Chemical bonding in ionic and covalent structures
  7. Properties of gases
  8. Intermolecular attractions in solids and liquids and relationships to physical properties
  9. Solutions
  10. Acid-base and ionic reactions
  11. Oxidation-reduction reactions
  12. Thermodynamics
  13. Rates of reaction and chemical equilibria
  14. Electrochemistry
  15. Transition metals
  16. Nuclear reactions
  17. Organic compounds and polymers.


V.  Learner Outcomes


Students will be able to


VII.         Evaluation

A.               Explain and describe the general structure and procedures of scientific method

B.               Explain and describe basic concepts and principles integral to the content above and make reasonable inferences from them.

C.               Solve problems required by the concepts and principles of chemistry.

D.               Perform elementary laboratory experiments relevant to the content topics

E.               Accurately record and report observations of the results of experiments using appropriate standards of quantification.

F.                Effectively and safely use laboratory equipment to execute experiments.

Learner outcomes will be measured by classroom participation, homework, some combination of tests and quizzes and other assignments defined by faculty.

Laboratory experience and experimentation will also be evaluated through a series of experiments designed to integrate with the classroom learning.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    This course supports the following  objectives:



DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Information Literacy

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning