### Course Learning Objectives

- The student will be able to use the metric system for measurement and convert between different simple and compound units through calculation.
- The student will be able to use the basic periodic properties of the Periodic Table to determine trends in characteristics for elements found on the Periodic Table.
- The student will be able to calculate heat transfer between compounds or states using the basic equations of Thermodynamics.
- The student will be able to describe a given element in terms of basic atomic and subatomic structure with discussion of implication to Periodicity.
- The student will be able to describe and work through the basic types of radioactive decay in mathematical and chemical terms.
- The student will be able to differentiate the basic types of chemical bonds (ionic, covalent, and hydrogen) and how they arise from the periodic properties of the elements.
- The student will be able to differentiate the basic types of intermolecular forces and determine which are relevant to simple compounds.
- The student will be able to discern the basic molecular geometry of a simple compound based on VESPR theory concepts.
- The student will be able to use molecular shape and bond types to determine whether a simple compound is polar or nonpolar.
- The student will be able to effectively convert values between the concepts of number of atoms, mass, and moles.
- The student will be able to balance chemical equations and use them to solve stoichiometric problems.
- The student will be able to use the basic Gas Laws as part of a solution to stoichiometric problems.
- The student will be able to use the common mathematical descriptions of concentration (i.e. molarity) to describe solubility and solve stoichiometric problems.
- The student will be able to construct an Equilibrium Constant for a chemical reaction and use it to mathematically describe a chemical system.
- The student will be able to use Le Chatelierâ€™s Principle to predict the behavior of an equilibrium to perturbation.
- The student will be able to differentiate between the common theories of acid/base formation (including strengths and weaknesses), and how they apply to common chemical systems.
- The student will be able to mathematically determine the pH (and/or pOH) of a solution based on the concepts of chemical equilibrium and the mathematical definition of pH.
- The student will be able to describe the actions of a buffer in mechanical terms and produce a mathematical derivation of its actions.