CHE 101 Lecture Syillabus Spring 2014 2

Topics: Chemistry, Scientific method, Chemical reaction Pages: 7 (1645 words) Published: May 4, 2015
Eastern Kentucky University
Department of Chemistry
Syllabus for CHE 101, Introductory Chemistry
(CRN 22218)
3 Credit Hours Spring 2014

General Information
Instructors: Tim Gilesand Mary Lamar
Email: ,
Phone: 859-576-4196 (only for emergencies- text)
Textbook, etc.: General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 8th edition, by Denniston, Topping, and Caret, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-259-18718-6 Course Websites: (Blackboard)

** Required On-line Homework:  Students must purchase an access code to McGraw-Hill Connect program for this course.  It is available through the campus book store or can be purchased on-line.  This on-line component will be used for the readings, homework and quizzes

Course Description
CHE 101 Introductory Chemistry I (3) I, II. Prerequisite: completion of all developmental requirements. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHE 101L and MAT 105 or higher. For students who plan to take no more than one year of chemistry. Basic principles of structure and properties of matter, chemical nomenclature and reactivity. Relates chemistry concepts to everyday life phenomena. A withdrawal from CHE 101 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 101L. Gen. Ed. VII (NS) or IVB with CHE 101L.

General Education Goals
CHE101 can be used to satisfy EKU General Education Element 4B and has been designed to address the following EKU General Education Goals:

Students will be able to:
1. Use appropriate methods of critical thinking and quantitative reasoning to examine issues and to identify solutions. (GE Goal two) 2. Analyze the fundamental natural processes of the world and the interactions of humans and their environment. (GE Goal five) 3. Distinguish the methods that underlie the search for knowledge in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, history, and social and behavioral sciences. (GE Goal seven) 4. Integrate knowledge that will deepen their understanding of, and will inform their own choices about, issues of personal and public importance. (GE Goal eight)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course work all students will be able to: 1. Classify matter and define phases of matter. (Understanding of the methods of scientific inquiry) 2. Set up and perform conversion calculations using dimensional analysis. (Applying scientific principles to make reasonable and valid conclusions) 3. List the fundamental units of measurement used in the SI system. (Understanding of the methods of scientific inquiry) 4. Use significant figures to represent the uncertainty in an experimental measurement. (Understanding of the methods of scientific inquiry) 5. Describe atomic structure and predict the electronic configurations of elemental species. (Explaining the major concepts of the natural sciences) 6. Identify isotopes and explain the use of natural radioisotopes in nuclear medicine. (Explaining the major concepts of the natural sciences) 7. Recognize periodic trends and use atomic structure to rationalize periodicity the arrangement of the elements in the periodic table. (Understanding of the methods of scientific inquiry) 8. Distinguish between ionic and covalent chemical compounds. (Explaining the major concepts of the natural sciences) 9. Interrelate the names and formulas of chemical compounds. (Explaining the major concepts of the natural sciences) 10. Interrelate the concepts of bond polarity and molecular geometry to predict molecular polarity. (Integration across the course) 11. Set up and carry out calculations for mass balance problems involving the stoichiometry of reactants and products for aqueous solution and gas phase reactions. (Applying scientific principles to make reasonable and valid conclusions) 12. Describe the state of a gas using pressure, volume, amount, and temperature. (Explaining the major concepts of the natural sciences) 13. Predict and describe the intermolecular forces that...
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