Introduction to Chem 1104, scientific approach to problem solving, the scientific method, models in science. Scientific notation, SI units, uncertainty in measurements, significant figures, dimensional analysis, unit conversion, density.
Matter, physical and chemical properties and changes, elements and compounds, mixtures and pure substances, separation of mixtures.
3. Elements and Atomic Structure
Symbols and names of the elements, atomic structure, ions, isotopes, periodic table.
Ions, ionic versus molecular compounds, naming ionic compounds, binary molecular compounds, ionic compounds containing polyatomic ions, acids.
5. Chemical Reactions
Evidence for chemical reactions, chemical equations, balancing, ionic and net ionic equations, reactions of acids and bases, strong and weak acids.
6. Classification of Chemical Reactions
Redox, precipitation and acid-base reactions, synthesis, decomposition, combustion and single displacement reactions.
7. Chemical Composition
The mole, molar mass, mole calculations, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formulas.
Mole-mole relationships, mass calculations, limiting reactant, percentage yield.
Nature of energy, temperature and heat, measuring energy changes, heat calculations.
Pressure, temperature, Boyle’s Law, Charles’s Law, combined gas law, ideal gas law, STP, Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressures, Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases, stoichiometric calculations involving gases.
Concentration units, calculations involving solution concentration, solution preparation, standardization, stoichiometric calculations involving solutions.
12. Acids and Bases
Definition of an acid/base, writing equilibrium equations for acids/bases dissolved in water, pH scale, calculations of solution pH.
Laboratory Course Content
Experiments will be selected from the following list:
This course will be presented using lectures, class discussions, class demonstrations, and problem sessions. Videos, computer simulations, and the Internet and any other audio-visual aids will be used where appropriate. Close co-ordination will be maintained between laboratory and classroom work whenever possible. This will be accomplished by discussing laboratory work in class, using lab periods for problem solving and choosing experiments which will illustrate the practical aspects of the course material.
A student who misses three or more laboratory experiments will earn a maximum P grade.
A student who achieves less than 50% in either the lecture or laboratory portion of the course will earn a maximum P grade.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Math 11 (C or better) or equivalent
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO CHEM 100 (4)||2013/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU CHEM 030 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU CHEM 100 (4)||2016/05/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2019/05/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG CHEM 1114 (4)||2006/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||No credit||2013/05/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CHEM 1XX (4), Q/B-Sci||2004/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU CHEM 1XX (3), *fulfills core lab science requirement, but does not fulfill requirements toward science degrees.||2010/01/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU CHEM 1XX (3), Lab, for NAT students; may equal TWU CHEM 101 (3) for Non-NAT Students.||2019/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2019/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2013/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC CHEM 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||VCC CHEM 1061 (3) & VCC CHEM 1071 (3)||2019/01/01 to -|