Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast various historical models of the atom, explaining how the models evolved with new experimental results.
2. Quantify the mass, moles and number of atoms in elements and compounds, and determine chemical formulas from experimental data.
3. Quantify the amounts of reactants and products for reactions that go to completion involving solids, gases or solutions
4. Predict relative atomic radii, ionization energies and electronegativities of elements based on periodic table location and on orbital energy diagrams
5. Describe the interaction between light and matter, and how energies of atoms and molecules are quantized
6. Determine chemical formulas and names of ionic compounds
7. Write balanced chemical equations for combustion, precipitation, redox and acid/base reactions
8. Differentiate between covalent, polar covalent and ionic bonds
9. Draw Lewis structures of molecules that obey the octet rule
10. Predict three dimensional shapes and orbital hybridization of molecules based on their Lewis structures
11. Calculate enthalpy changes for a process using experimental data and/or tabulated values
12. Describe the properties of gases using kinetic molecular theory and the ideal gas law
13. Apply concepts from the course to interpret data which comes from the chemical research literature
14. State how concepts from the course might be applied by a professional chemist