CHEM1100 - Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM1100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites None
Goal Introduce the students to the basic concepts of chemistry, which form an integral part of those majoring in science and an essential background for those majoring in other disciplines.
The course should enable the student to:

  1. Apply the idea of particles to explain the changes in the states of matter
  2. Describe the structure of a simple atom and sketch its electronic structure using the s,p,d and f notations
  3. Use symbols, formulae and the mole concept and present reactions by balancedchemical equations
  4. Express concentrations of solutions and apply mole concept to solutions and chemical equations
  5. Describe the properties and reactions ofacids and bases
  6. Translate and use solubility curves to determine solubility at required temperature
  7. Define oxidation-reduction in terms of electron transfer, write full ionic Redox equation and describe the use of the electrochemical series
  8. Apply Faraday's first and second laws of electrolysis and describe the reactions at the electrodes
  9. Identify the effects of different factors on reaction rates differentiate between the different types of chemical bonds and use dot/cross diagram to sketch the structure of molecules
  10. Relate properties of substances to their structures
  11. Identify isomerism, name and describe the structure and reactions of some organic compounds.
The students should be able to:

  1. Represent chemical reaction using formulae and balanced equations
  2. Construct an atom and sketch its electronic structure using the s,p,d and f notations
  3. Apply the mole concept to carry out chemical calculations4. Interpret solubility curves and use it to determine solubility of salts at a specified temperature
  4. Identify a Redox reaction and represent it in two half ionic equations
  5. Apply Faraday's first and second law to calculate the amount of a metal deposited during electrolysis
  6. Design an electrolytic cell to isolate a pure metal from its ore
  7. Distinguish the different types of chemical bonds
  8. Recognize the factors affecting the rate of a chemical reaction
  9. Identify the importance of catalysts for chemical reactions
  10. Demonstrate awareness of the relationship between structure and properties of substances
  11. Define a homologous series, isomerism and a functional group
  12. Apply acquired knowledge to name and describe the preparation of simple saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons.