2401 General Chemistry

Course Description

This course surveys the basic principles of chemistry. It includes a general exposure to atomic weights, gram atom, mole concepts and Avogadro’s number, equivalent weights, formula weight, calculation from equations and acid concepts. The second part of the course deals in depth with atomic structure and the chronological development of modern atomic theory. Selected groups of the Periodic Table(groups I, VI and VII) will then be studied utilizing the concepts developed earlier; demonstration experiments will be conducted as needed. Emphasis will be placed on a general surveys of the application of chemistry from the development of society.

Learning Objective

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • 1. Use dimensional analysis with proper attention to units and significant figures. Be able to do simple algebraic manipulations.
  • 2. Understand the general and physical properties of matter.
  • 3. Understand the basic model of the atom.
  • 4. Determine names and formulas of binary molecular compounds, ionic compounds and acids. 5. Balance chemical equations, identify basic types of chemical reactions and predict the outcome of these reactions. 6. Use the concept of the mole in quantitative chemical calculations. 7. Understand stoichiometric relationships involved in reactions. 8. Calculate and utilize solution concentration units such as molarity. 9. Understand the ideal gas law and its application in quantitative problems.



Books for this Course

  • General Chemistry, Lunus Pauling

Times Offered

  • September
  • January