General Chemistry I

CHEM 114

YC Academy’s General Chemistry I course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles and applications of general chemistry. This course examines topics that include composition of matter, the atom, chemical bonding, solutions, measurements, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, and thermochemistry.

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Course Outline

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Outcomes/Objectives

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Module #1

Introduction to Chemistry

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Scientific Method
  • Analyzing Data

Module #3

Measurement

  • Units
  • Uncertainty
  • Scientific Notation and Dimensional Analysis

Module #5

Molecules and Ions

  • Molecules and Molecular Compounds
  • Ionic ad Ionic Compounds
  • Inorganic Nomenclature
  • Organic Nomenclature

Module #7

Solutions

  • Parts of Solutions
  • Electrolytes
  • Precipitation Reactions: Part I
  • Precipitation Reactions: Part II
  • Factors that Affect Solubility

Module #9

Thermochemistry

  • Energy
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • What is Enthalpy
  • Calorimetry & Heat Capacity
  • Determining Enthalpies of Formation

Module #11

Periodic Properties

  • History of the Periodic Table
  • Effective Nuclear Charge
  • Size of Atoms and Ions
  • Periodic Trends
  • Ionization Energy
  • Trends in Groups, Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

Module #13

Chemical Bonding

  • Molecular Shapes
  • VSEPR Model Bond Formation
  • Valence Bond Theory

Module #2

Classification of Matter

  • States of Matter
  • Classification of Matter
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Separation Techniques of Mixtures
  • Units
  • Uncertainty
  • Scientific Notation and Dimensional Analysis

Module #4

Atoms

  • Atomic Theory
  • Chemical Discoveries
  • The Modern Perspective of Atomic Structure
  • Atomic Weight
  • The Periodic Table Organization

Module #6

Parts of Chemical Equations

  • Parts of Chemical Equations
  • Chemical Formulas
  • Balancing Equations
  • The Mole
  • Types of Chemical Reactions
  • Yield

Module #8

Concentration

  • Mass Percent and Parts per Million and Billion
  • Molarity and Molality
  • Conversions and Dilutions
  • Colligative Properties

Module #10

Electronic Structure of Atoms

  • Light Wave Behavior
  • Light: Particle Behavior
  • Interaction of Light with Matter
  • Quantum Numbers and Atomic Orbitals
  • Many-Electron Atoms
  • Electron Configurations

Module #12

Chemical Bonding

  • Types of Bonds
  • Ionic Bonding
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Bond Polarity and Electronegativity
  • Formal Charge
  • Strength of Covalent Bonds

Module #14

Molecular Geometry: Orbital Theory

  • Molecular Orbital Theory
  • Molecular Orbital Diagrams
  • Molecular Orbital Theory of Diatomic Molecules

Demonstrate basic knowledge of atomic and molecular structures and their properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Employ critical thinking skills to solve quantitative and qualitative aspects of chemical reactions.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply concepts of the quantum mechanical nature of light and matter to atomic theory and structure.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply chemical bonding to concepts of molecular geometry, polarity, and physical and chemical properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Describe the ideal and non-ideal nature of gases, and apply qualitative and quantitative aspects of the gas laws.

Bloom’s level 1

Recognize and apply the basic concepts of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics and their relationships to chemical processes.

Bloom’s level 3

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

Introduction to Chemistry

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Scientific Method
  • Analyzing Data

Module #3

Measurement

  • Units
  • Uncertainty
  • Scientific Notation and Dimensional Analysis

Module #5

Molecules and Ions

  • Molecules and Molecular Compounds
  • Ionic ad Ionic Compounds
  • Inorganic Nomenclature
  • Organic Nomenclature

Module #7

Solutions

  • Parts of Solutions
  • Electrolytes
  • Precipitation Reactions: Part I
  • Precipitation Reactions: Part II
  • Factors that Affect Solubility

Module #9

Thermochemistry

  • Energy
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • What is Enthalpy
  • Calorimetry & Heat Capacity
  • Determining Enthalpies of Formation

Module #11

Periodic Properties

  • History of the Periodic Table
  • Effective Nuclear Charge
  • Size of Atoms and Ions
  • Periodic Trends
  • Ionization Energy
  • Trends in Groups, Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

Module #13

Chemical Bonding

  • Molecular Shapes
  • VSEPR Model Bond Formation
  • Valence Bond Theory

Module #2

Classification of Matter

  • States of Matter
  • Classification of Matter
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Separation Techniques of Mixtures
  • Units
  • Uncertainty
  • Scientific Notation and Dimensional Analysis

Module #4

Atoms

  • Atomic Theory
  • Chemical Discoveries
  • The Modern Perspective of Atomic Structure
  • Atomic Weight
  • The Periodic Table Organization

Module #6

Parts of Chemical Equations

  • Parts of Chemical Equations
  • Chemical Formulas
  • Balancing Equations
  • The Mole
  • Types of Chemical Reactions
  • Yield

Module #8

Concentration

  • Mass Percent and Parts per Million and Billion
  • Molarity and Molality
  • Conversions and Dilutions
  • Colligative Properties

Module #10

Electronic Structure of Atoms

  • Light Wave Behavior
  • Light: Particle Behavior
  • Interaction of Light with Matter
  • Quantum Numbers and Atomic Orbitals
  • Many-Electron Atoms
  • Electron Configurations

Module #12

Chemical Bonding

  • Types of Bonds
  • Ionic Bonding
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Bond Polarity and Electronegativity
  • Formal Charge
  • Strength of Covalent Bonds

Module #14

Molecular Geometry: Orbital Theory

  • Molecular Orbital Theory
  • Molecular Orbital Diagrams
  • Molecular Orbital Theory of Diatomic Molecules

Outcomes/Objectives

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Demonstrate basic knowledge of atomic and molecular structures and their properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Employ critical thinking skills to solve quantitative and qualitative aspects of chemical reactions.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply concepts of the quantum mechanical nature of light and matter to atomic theory and structure.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply chemical bonding to concepts of molecular geometry, polarity, and physical and chemical properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Describe the ideal and non-ideal nature of gases, and apply qualitative and quantitative aspects of the gas laws.

Bloom’s level 1

Recognize and apply the basic concepts of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics and their relationships to chemical processes.

Bloom’s level 3

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

Demonstrate basic knowledge of atomic and molecular structures and their properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Employ critical thinking skills to solve quantitative and qualitative aspects of chemical reactions.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply concepts of the quantum mechanical nature of light and matter to atomic theory and structure.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply chemical bonding to concepts of molecular geometry, polarity, and physical and chemical properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Describe the ideal and non-ideal nature of gases, and apply qualitative and quantitative aspects of the gas laws.

Bloom’s level 1

Recognize and apply the basic concepts of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics and their relationships to chemical processes.

Bloom’s level 3

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

Introduction to Chemistry

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Scientific Method
  • Analyzing Data

Module #2

Classification of Matter

  • States of Matter
  • Classification of Matter
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Separation Techniques of Mixtures
  • Units
  • Uncertainty
  • Scientific Notation and Dimensional Analysis

Module #3

Measurement

  • Units
  • Uncertainty
  • Scientific Notation and Dimensional Analysis

Module #4

Atoms

  • Atomic Theory
  • Chemical Discoveries
  • The Modern Perspective of Atomic Structure
  • Atomic Weight
  • The Periodic Table Organization

Module #5

Molecules and Ions

  • Molecules and Molecular Compounds
  • Ionic ad Ionic Compounds
  • Inorganic Nomenclature
  • Organic Nomenclature

Module #6

Parts of Chemical Equations

  • Parts of Chemical Equations
  • Chemical Formulas
  • Balancing Equations
  • The Mole
  • Types of Chemical Reactions
  • Yield

Module #7

Solutions

  • Parts of Solutions
  • Electrolytes
  • Precipitation Reactions: Part I
  • Precipitation Reactions: Part II
  • Factors that Affect Solubility

Module #8

Concentration

  • Mass Percent and Parts per Million and Billion
  • Molarity and Molality
  • Conversions and Dilutions
  • Colligative Properties

Module #9

Thermochemistry

  • Energy
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • What is Enthalpy
  • Calorimetry & Heat Capacity
  • Determining Enthalpies of Formation

Module #10

Electronic Structure of Atoms

  • Light Wave Behavior
  • Light: Particle Behavior
  • Interaction of Light with Matter
  • Quantum Numbers and Atomic Orbitals
  • Many-Electron Atoms
  • Electron Configurations

Module #11

Periodic Properties

  • History of the Periodic Table
  • Effective Nuclear Charge
  • Size of Atoms and Ions
  • Periodic Trends
  • Ionization Energy
  • Trends in Groups, Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

Module #12

Chemical Bonding

  • Types of Bonds
  • Ionic Bonding
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Bond Polarity and Electronegativity
  • Formal Charge
  • Strength of Covalent Bonds

Module #13

Chemical Bonding

  • Molecular Shapes
  • VSEPR Model Bond Formation
  • Valence Bond Theory

Module #14

Molecular Geometry: Orbital Theory

  • Molecular Orbital Theory
  • Molecular Orbital Diagrams
  • Molecular Orbital Theory of Diatomic Molecules

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