Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 135 - General Chemistry for Engineers

Covers the nature and composition of matter, solutions, chemical reactions, equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry with engineering applications. A one-semester general chemistry course designed for students majoring in engineering, except for biological resources engineering, chemical engineering, or general engineering majors. Not open to students who have completed CHEM 131  and CHEM 132 . PREREQUISITE(S): MATH 165  or appropriate score on the Mathematics placement test. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly CH 135.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Use dimensional analysis as a technique for solving problems and report the answer with the appropriate number of significant figures.
  • Predict the quantitative and qualitative behavior of gases and solutions.
  • Name simple compounds and write balanced molecular, ionic, and net ionic equations and predict the products of various types of reactions.
  • Use the atomistic theories and VSEPR to explain and predict relative properties of elements, periodic trends, molecular geometries and physical properties of simple compounds
  • Write kinetics rate expressions in terms of reactants and products; perform chemical kinetics calculations, including determination of rate laws, reaction rate constants, and application of first and second order integrated rate laws.
  • Apply equilibrium concepts to calculate equilibrium constants, concentrations at equilibrium, and determine the pH effect on dynamic equilibria.
  • Apply thermodynamic quantities to chemical reactions; describe and calculate dependence of chemical equilibria on ΔH, ΔS, and ΔG values.
  • Recognize the differences between galvanic and electrolytic electrochemical cells; determine standard and non-standard cell potentials; calculate equilibrium constants from cell potential data.

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