This is the first of two courses designed to prepare you for university entrance. The course covers several major concepts related to the nature of matter and the nature of a chemical reaction and chemical change. Major units include diversity of matter and chemical bonding, matter as solutions, acids and bases, forms of matter, gases and quantitative relationships in chemical changes.
Broad Learning Outcome:
Upon successful completion of the Chemistry 1 course, you will be able to recognize the connection between the chemical bonding of a structure and its physical and chemical properties. You will also have an understanding of the behaviour of gases and what happens in solution on the molecular level.
Supporting Learning Outcome Statements
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- describe the evidence and theory related to the structure, bonding, and properties of ionic and molecular compounds
- explain the empirical behaviour of gases and their behaviour at the molecular level
- investigate solutions and describe their physical and chemical properties, both qualitatively and quantitatively
- explain how balanced chemical equations indicate the quantitative relationships between reactants and products involved in chemical changes
- use stoichiometry in quantitative analysis