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Unformatted text preview: can perform exponential (EE or EXP) and logarithmic (log and ln) functions, such as a Texas Instruments TI‐30Xa. Graphing calculators will not be allowed during quizzes and exams! IV. Student Learning Outcomes: After successful completion of this course, students will be able to do the following: 1. GENERAL SCIENCE, LABORATORY SCIENCE, AND MICROSCALE Apply the scientific method and use empirical data and observations to construct a sound scientific explanation. Distinguish between macroscopic observables and the underlying microscopic properties of matter by interpreting and representing matter using molecular‐level drawings. Develop good laboratory practices in conducting experiments and reporting experimental results (including the proper application of significant figures, precision, and accuracy). 2. CHEMICAL PROBLEM SOLVING Develop strong problem‐solving skills that are supported by basic algebraic and numeracy skills. Demonstrate fluency in chemical vocabulary and symbolic representation. Use measurable quantities of matter to determine physical and chemical properties. Use stoichiometric calculations to predict quantities. 3. ATOMS, MOLECULES AND IONS Describe the general structure of an atom. Explain the historical development of the atomic theory and the evolution of the current modern atomic model. Explain the relationship between the position of an element in the periodic table and its physical/chemical properties, including periodic trends. Describe the differences in the structure and properties of substances based on different types and models of bonding. 4. STATES OF MATTER: GASES, LIQUIDS AND SOLIDS Compare and contrast the properties of the three states of matter. Use kinetic‐molecular theory to explain gas behavior, including real versus ideal gases. Describe intermolecular forces and chemical bonds and how they influence physical and chemical properties and phase transitions. 5. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES AND REACTIONS Classify and balance chemical reactions and predict products for different...
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