CHM300 - Chemistry

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Subject Title
Chemistry

Subject Description
This subject provides an overview of the basic chemical concepts, terminology and principles required by the student for their professional career. The course is divided into three main sections. The first section will provide a review of the periodic table, chemical reactions and the mole concept. Detailed discussions of gases, liquids, solids pH, buffers, and equilibrium concepts will follow. The second section will focus on analytical chemistry and methodology, with emphasis placed on pH measurements, titration, gravimetric analysis, spectroscopy and conductometric analysis. The third section will emphasize physical-chemical concepts including partitioning behaviour of chemicals, colligative properties, thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Laboratory work will emphasis lecture material and introduce the student to basic lab procedures, with emphasis placed on analytical techniques.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of chemical nomenclature, mole concepts, chemical reactions, colligative properties, thermodynamics and chemical kinetics

2. Demonstrate an understanding of equilibrium concepts as they apply to partially soluble substances, weak acids and bases, and chemical partitioning

3. Demonstrate an understanding of analytical chemistry, with emphasis on dilutions, titration, gravimetric analysis, pH measurements and methodology, spectroscopy, and conductometric analysis

4. Be familiar with the operation of basic laboratory equipment, including balances, volumetric glassware, thermometers, melting point apparatus, spectroscopes

5. Be familiar with the preparation and standardization of chemical reagents for use in a laboratory environment

6. Be familiar with basic laboratory procedures, safety and WHMIS requirements.

Academic Integrity
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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.