CH 104 Course Outcomes
Course Outcomes CH104
Upon completing this course students will:
- Interpret the periodic table to describe elements of atomic structure for the elements and to make predictions about properties based on the position of elements on the table.
- Apply atomic theory in describing atomic structure, making predictions about bonding and compound formation, and interpreting chemical reactions.
- Construct and interpret Lewis structures as models for ionic and covalent compounds.
- Describe ionic and covalent bonding and distinguish between the two, including descriptions of substances of each type at the observable scale.
- Solve problems using dimensional analysis involving chemical substances and reactions, drawing on understanding of the mole concept, formula masses and reaction stoichiometry.
- Read, write, and interpret balanced chemical equations, using proper equation syntax and standard symbolism
to link such descriptions to phenomena that occur at the observable scale.
- Interpret and carry out a set of written experimental instructions and then to convey the experimental results in a laboratory report.
- Apply kinetic-molecular theory to describe solids, liquids, and gases.
- Recognize acids and describe acidity according to the Bronsted-Lowry definition.
- Use scientific (inductive) reasoning to draw appropriate conclusions from data sets or theoretical models. Characterize arguments as scientific, or not scientific.
- Make measurements and operate with numbers properly to convey appropriate levels of certainty when drawing conclusions from experimental data. Identify patterns in data by graphical means.