CHEM1042 Syllabus.pdf - Enquiry for Course Details CHEM1042 General chemistry I(6 credits Academic Year 2019 Quota 375 Offering Department Chemistry

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Enquiry for Course Details CHEM1042 General chemistry I (6 credits) Academic Year 2019 Offering Department Chemistry Quota 375 Course Co-ordinator Dr A P L Tong, Chemistry < [email protected] > Teachers Involved (Dr A P L Tong,Chemistry) Course Objectives The course aims to provide students with a solid foundation of the basic principles and concepts of chemistry. It also provides students with hands-on training of basic laboratory skills and techniques including volumetric analysis, preparation, purification and characterization of chemical substances and some basic instrumental methods. Students will be equipped with a good foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for further studies in Chemistry. Course Contents & Topics 1. Chemistry: its nature and method Physical properties; chemical changes and chemical properties; elements and compounds; measuring mass, length, volume and temperature; atomic structure and subatomic particles; the mole concept and stoichiometry; solutions and concentrations; uncertainty in measurement and significant figures. 2. Atoms: the quantum world Electromagnetic radiation and matter; Planck's quantum theory; the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom; the quantum mechanical model of the atom; quantum
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numbers, energy levels, and atomic orbitals; shapes of atomic orbitals; electron configurations; periodic trends: atomic radii, ionic radii, ionization energies, and electron affinities. 3. Chemical bonding and structures Review on covalent, ionic and metallic bond. Covalent bonds and molecular structures (VSEPR, VB theory). 4. Energetics and kinetics of reactions Heat and work; the first law of thermodynamics; heat of reactions; spontaneity of changes. Reaction rate; factors that influence reaction rate; rate laws: differential and integrated rate laws; temperature and reaction rate; reaction mechanisms. 5. Acid-Base equilibria Acid-base concepts; equilibria in solutions of weak acids and in weak bases; ionization constants; molecular properties and acid strength; acid-base properties of salt solutions; buffer solutions; acid-base titrations. Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: CLO 1 demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the microscopic nature of atomic structure and concepts of chemical bonding and their relationships with the bulk properties of matter CLO 2 demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relation to thermodynamics and kinetics of reactions as well as aqueous
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