|Objective:||Students will acquire the competency to identify, formulate and apply knowledge / principles of chemistry in order to solve engineering-related problems.|
|Student Learning Time:||120 hours|
Midterm Test: 20%
Final examination: 50%
The Components of Matter and Stoichiometry
Elements, Compounds and Mixtures, An atomic View of Matter, Dalton’s Atomic Theory, The Atomic Theory Today, Compounds; Formulas, Names, and Masses, Mixtures: Classification and Separation, The Mole, Determining the Formula of an Unknown Compound, Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations, Calculating Amounts of Reactant and Product.
The Major Classes of chemical Reactions
The Role of Water as a Solvent, Writing Equation for Aqueous Ionic Reactions, Precipitation Reactions, Acid-Base Reactions, Oxidation-Reduction (Redox) Reactions, Reversible Reactions.
Gas Pressure and Its Measurement, The Gas Laws, Applications of the Ideal Gas Law, The Ideal Gas Law and the Reaction Stoichiometry, Deviation from Ideal Behavior.
Thermochemistry: Energy Flow and Chemical
Forms of Energy and Their Interconversion, Enthalpy: Heats of reaction and Chemical Change, Calorimetry, Stoichiometry of Thermochemical Equation, Standard Enthalpy of Formation and Reaction.
Atomic Structure and Chemical Periodicity
Atomic Spectra, The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom, Characteristics of Many- Electron Atoms, The Quantum-Mechanical Model and the Periodic Table, Trends in Three Key Atomic Properties, Atomic Structure and Chemical Periodicity.
Chemical Bonding and Intermolecular Forces
Atomic Properties and Chemical Bonds, The Ionic Bonding model, The Covalent Bonding Model, Between the Extremes: Electronegativity and Bond Polarity, An Introduction to Metallic Bonding, Depicting Molecules and Ions With Lewis Structure, Valence-Shell Electron-Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory and Molecular Shape, Valence Bond (VB) Theory and Orbital Hybridization. An Overview of Physical States And Phase Changes, Quantitative Aspects of Phase Changes, Types of Intermolecular Forces, Properties of Liquid State, The Solid State: Structure, and Properties.
Kinetics and Equilibrium
Factors That Influence Reaction Rate, Expressing The Reaction rate, The Rate Law And Its Components, Integrated Rate Law: Concentration Changes Over Time, Catalysis, The Dynamic Nature Of The Equilibrium State, Expressing Equilibria With Pressure Terms: Relation Between Kc And Kp, Reaction Conditions And The Equilibrium State: Le Ch‚telier’s Principles.
Acids and Bases in Water, The pH Scale, The BrÝnsted-Lowry Acid-Base Definition, Solving Problems Involving Weak-Acid Equilibria, Molecular Properties and Acid Strength , Acid- Base Properties of Salt Solutions, The Lewis Acid-Base Definition, Acid dissociation constant, pKa, and the relative strength of acids and bases, Henderson-Hasselbalch equation.
Half-reactions and Electrochemical Cells, Voltaic Cells: Using Spontaneous reactions to Generate Electrical Energy, Corrosion, Application of Electrolysis.
Hydrocarbon molecules, polymer molecules, the chemistry of polymer molecules, Molecular Weight, Molecular Structure, Copolymers, Polymerization, Polymer Additives, Polymer types, Plastics.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to: