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CHEM-050 - Advanced Chemistry -

CHEM-050 - Advanced Chemistry -

Course Details
Chemistry is an essential part of our everyday world. A knowledge and understanding of its principles is the basis on which applications in health, environment, and industrial development are founded. This chemistry course will foster an understanding of chemistry as a vital part of a sustainable society and provide a basis for further academic and career/vocational training. Topics include measurement, the periodic table, atomic structures, reactions and solutions. CHEM 050 covers the Core Topics for Chemistry: Advanced Level set out in A.B.E. in the B.C. Articulation Handbook http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/abe/docs/handbook.pdf.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Prerequisites : SCIE 040, or Science 10 and MATH 057 or Math 11 Foundations or instructor permission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor Degree or equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    Measurement
  • Demonstrate the concepts of precision and accuracy and how they differ, utilizing significant figures;
  • Perform calculations using scientific notation; and
  • Perform conversions with the SI system.
  • Properties of Substances;
  • Differentiate between the phases of matter;
  • Identify chemical and physical properties of substances; and
  • Describe Dalton’s Atomic Theory and the Law of Constant Composition.

  • Periodic Trends
  • Use the periodic table to determine atomic composition of isotopes; and
  • Use the periodic table to predict electron arrangement of chemical families in order to predict trends in ion charge, reactivity, ionization energy, electronegativity, atomic radii, and ionic radii.
    Atomic Structure;
  • Analyze the historical development of atomic theory; and
  • Describe the Bohr and Wave Mechanical model of the atom and cite evidence for these models including absorption and emission spectra and their use in modern technology.

  • Mole Concept
  • Define a mole and its significance; and
  • Perform calculations including molar and formula mass, mole to mass conversions, and percent composition by mass of compounds.


  • Bonding
  • Define covalent and ionic bonding;
  • Construct the formulas of compounds;
  • Use electronegativity to predict bond types; and
  • Draw Lewis structures, predict molecular shapes, and determine polarity.

  • Nomenclature
    Write names for compounds given the formulae and write formulae for compounds given the names for the following types of compounds:
  • Covalent compounds;
  • Ionic compounds;
  • Compounds containing polyatomic ions;
  • Compounds containing transition metals; and
  • Acids.

  • Chemical Reactions Balance equations
  • Classify and predict single and double replacement reactions, combustion reactions, and acid-base neutralizations;
  • Classify synthesis, decomposition, exothermic and endothermic reactions; and
  • Perform stoichiometric calculations including mass-to-mass, limiting reagent, and percent yield.

  • Solutions
  • Predict solubility and conductivity of polar and non-polar compounds;
  • Define Arrhenius acids and bases;
  • Relate the pH scale to acids and bases;
  • Perform calculations involving dilutions; and
  • Perform stoichiometric calculations involving solutions including titrations.

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Classify substances as organic;
  • Differentiate the various types of bonding between carbon atoms;
  • Write names and draw structures of hydrocarbons; and
  • Categorize organic compounds based on their functional groups.

  • Options
    Options may include additional organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, gas laws, and environmental ethics.

    Laboratories
  • Chemistry laboratories are an essential component of the study of chemistry; and
  • During laboratories, students reinforce theory through practice. Through laboratories, students develop skills in safety, procedures, techniques, data collection, analysis, and communication.

  • In the laboratory exercises, students should:
  • List the safety and protective equipment available in a laboratory setting;
  • Demonstrate the appropriate procedures and techniques for dealing with particular hazards and hazardous materials;
  • Follow instructions and procedures;
  • Handle appropriate equipment for measuring mass, volume, and temperature;
  • Prepare solutions;
  • Perform titrations;
  • Collect and record data effectively;
  • Analyze and interpret data; and
  • Communicate results and conclusions.
    A minimum of eight labs are to be completed covering the core concepts.

  • Text and Materials:
  • LeMay, H.E. Jr. et al. Chemistry: Connections to our changing world. Current edition. New Jersey. Pearson.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved Oct 30, 2013.