1. Introduction and Review
Scientific Measurements: Measurements, errors, precision and accuracy, uncertainty, significant figures.
Atoms, Molecules, and Ions: Isotopes, mole, formulas, percentage composition, nomenclature.
Stoichiometry Review: Determining oxidation states, balancing redox reactions, calculation of percentage yield, limiting reactant problems, solutions: concentration units and stoichiometry, titrations
2. Structure and bonding
Valence and core electrons, Lewis symbols for elements and ionic compounds, drawing Lewis structures, octet rule, bond length and strength, trends in electronegativity, non-polar and polar bonds and consequences of polar bonds on physical properties.
3. Principles of Reactivity: Thermochemistry
Energy units, heat capacity, energy transfer, enthalpy, calorimetry, phase changes, Hess’s Law, standard heats of formation.
4. Chemical Equilibrium
The equilibrium constant, interpretation of equilibrium constant values, calculations involving Kc, Le Chatelier’s Principle, controlling chemical reactions.
5. Gases and Liquids
Properties of gases, Ideal Gas equation, calculations, gas mixtures and Dalton’s Law of partial pressures.
6. Introduction to Acids and Bases
Properties, definitions, conjugate acid/base pairs, autoionization of water, pH scale, relative acid strengths, Ka and Kb, calculations, salts and hydrolysis, common ion effect.
Laboratory experiments will be selected from the following list and will be performed during the lab period:
The course will be presented using lecture, problem sessions and class discussions. In-class demonstrations of computer-based educational materials and videos will be used where appropriate. The laboratory consists of experiments performed by students, either individually or in pairs, which illustrate the lecture material, or encourage good experimental technique. Close coordination will be maintained between laboratory and classroom work whenever possible. This will be accomplished by discussing laboratory experiments in class and, when necessary, by using the lab period for problem solving. Alternately, the course may be offered in a hybrid format in which some of the lecture material is replaced with online activities.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester.
Lecture Material (75%)
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.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Textbook varies, please see the College Bookstore for the current requirement. The typical text is Principles of Chemistry by N. J. Tro or equivalent as selected by the department.
Chemistry1108 Laboratory Manual, Douglas College
CHEM 1104 (C or better) AND BC PRECALCULUS 11 (C or better) or equivalent
CHEM 11 (C or better) AND BC PRECALCULUS 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 110 (4)||2013/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU CHEM 101 (4)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN CHEM 1XX (3), With lab||2020/05/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU CHEM 1105 (4)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG CHEM 1118 (4)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||No credit||2005/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CHEM 111 (4), Q/B-Sci||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CHEM 1XXX (3); DOUG CHEM 1108 (4) & DOUG CHEM 1110 (4) = TRU CHEM 1500 (3) & TRU CHEM 1510 (3)||2017/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CHEM 1100 (3)||2010/09/01 to 2017/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CHEM 110 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU CHEM 1XX (3), *Lab||2017/05/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU CHEM 1XX (3), with lab credit.||2004/09/01 to 2016/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO CHEM 1st (3), Not for credit in Science||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV CHEM 1st (3), Not for credit in Science.||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC CHEM 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CHEM 1XX (4)||2004/09/01 to 2005/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CHEM 110 (4)||2005/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Community College (VCC)||VCC CHEM 1083 (3) & VCC CHEM 1093 (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU CHEM 1st (3), Not for credit in science.||2008/09/01 to 2018/08/31|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||No credit||2018/09/01 to -|