John Langston

EMAIL:                  jlangsto@yccd.edu

PHONE:                (530) 741-6950

 

 

Chemistry 2A     INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

 

Important information for students in this course will be distributed via the Campus Portal (access instructions follow).  For help with Portal access during the semester, you may contact the Yuba College Information Technologies Help Desk (email:  helpdesk@yccd.edu; phone: 530-741-6981).  Note: Each student will be responsible for accessing posted information in a timely manner.

 

To begin your participation in the course,
        select ‘My Campus Portal’ and follow the ‘Login Instructions’
        under the ‘My Team Sites’ tab, select the ‘Class’ link
        then, select your Chemistry 2A section under the ‘Shared Documents’ tab,
        select the ‘First Day’ folder, select and read each of the documents listed below.
        also, use the Site Links located on the right side of page to see what services are available to support you in this course.

 

  • Chemistry 2A Syllabus and Student Learning Outcomes
  • Chemistry 2A Lecture Calendar and Laboratory Calendar
  • How To Study Chemistry Successfully
  • Guidelines for Study Groups
  • Advice from Former Students
  • Scoring Record (print a hardcopy for yourself)
  • Instructions for Examinations
  • Selected Elements (see below for Online Assignments, otherwise, print a hardcopy for yourself; fill in both pages using the Periodic Table from your textbook; memorize these names and symbols by the date of the first lecture exam)
  • Acid and Ion Formulas (see below for Online Assignments, otherwise, print a hardcopy for yourself or use the flashcards; memorize these names and formulas memorized by the date of the third lecture exam)
  • Chemistry Laboratory Rules (in Lab Activities folder)
  • Exam Cover Page (in Homework folder; a copy will be provided with each exam)

Contact the instructor immediately if you have any questions about the documents you have read.

Online Assignments
Visit the Quizlet.com website and search for "Chemistry 2A Yuba College"
Learn the following information:

  • For the first lecture exam: "Elements", "Counting Prefixes", "Metric System Units" and "Exam I Vocabulary"
  • For the third lecture exam: "Binary Acids", "Miscellaneous Formulas", "Stock Ions", "Classical Ions", "Oxoanions", "Oxoacids", "Acid Salt Ions" and "Exam III Vocabulary"
  • For all other lecture exams, learn the applicable vocabulary list

 

 

Chemistry 2A     STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

 

 

Computation

Scientific Awareness

Critical Thinking

Define chemistry terminology

 

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Identify and assign metric system units and their abbreviations to measured values

 

 

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Use prefixes for metric system units

 

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Convert numbers to and from scientific notation

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Determine the significant digits in a measured value

 

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Round results of a calculation problem to the correct number of significant digits

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Solve calculation problems involving conversion of units

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Solve calculation problems involving algebraic equations, e.g., temperature conversion

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Distinguish between different forms of energy: kinetic, potential, thermal, chemical

 

 

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Distinguish between pure forms of matter and mixtures

 

 

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Identify the physical states of samples of matter

 

 

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Identify changes in matter and properties of matter as physical or chemical

 

 

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Convert between names and symbols of chemical elements

 

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Identify naturally-occurring diatomic elements

 

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Convert between names and formulas of common inorganic compounds

 

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Identify chemical elements as metals, nonmetals or metalloids

 

 

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Use the Periodic Table to identify the group and period of a chemical element

 

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Write the names and symbols of monatomic ions

 

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Indicate the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom or monatomic ion

 

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Calculate the atomic mass of an element

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Use the Periodic Table to write electron configurations and draw orbital energy diagrams for atoms and monatomic ions of representative elements

 

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Determine the number of valence electrons present in, and write Lewis electron-dot symbols for, an atom or monatomic ion

 

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Predict relative sizes and relative values of ionization energy for atoms of specified elements

 

 

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Identify the type of radiation emitted during a nuclear decay process

 

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Balance equations for nuclear decay processes

 

 

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Solve calculation problems involving half-lives of radioisotopes

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Identify chemical bonds as covalent or ionic; identify bond dipoles

 

 

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Convert chemical formulas to Lewis electron-dot formulas

 

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Use a chemical formula to predict the three-dimensional shape of a molecule; identify molecular dipoles

 

 

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Identify the type of attractive force between ions and/or molecules

 

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Complete and balance chemical equations

 

 

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Identify oxidizing agents and reducing agents in equations for electron-transfer reactions

 

 

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Complete and balance equations for electron-transfer reactions

 

 

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Solve calculation problems involving moles and molar mass

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Use a balanced chemical equation to calculate theoretical yield and percent yield of a reaction product

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Use a balanced chemical equation to identify a limiting reactant

 

 

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Identify chemical reactions as exothermic or endothermic

 

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Use the Kinetic Molecular Theory to describe the basic properties of gases

 

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Solve calculation problems involving gas law equations

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Describe the process of formation of a solution

 

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Distinguish between solutions, suspensions and colloids

 

 

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Identify the solute and solvent present in a particular solution

 

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Identify substances as strong electrolytes or weak electrolytes or nonelectrolytes

 

 

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Use solubility rules to predict the solubility of an ionic compound

 

 

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Solve calculation problems involving solution concentration and solution dilution

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Predict the magnitude of colligative properties of solutions

 

 

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Identify the factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction

 

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Solve calculation problems involving chemical equilibrium

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Apply LeChatelier’s Principle to predict the effect of changes made to chemical reactions at equilibrium

 

 

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Identify acids and bases and their conjugates in chemical equations

 

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Identify strength of acids and bases

 

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Understand the significance of the relative position on the pH scale

 

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Identify buffer solutions by their composition

 

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Solve calculation problems involving solution pH and buffer pH

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