FCCJ Official CHM 1025C Lecture Topical Outline



(Approximate CONTACT HOURS per topic based on 60 lecture hours)

(at FCCJ a Contact Hour = 50 minutes)

   Sections                   Section Titles                                                                (Cont. Hours)              

      I. Introduction to Chemistry (Chapter 1)                                         .5


    II. Measurements/Mathematics of Chemistry (Chapters 2&3)          5

          Metric System, mass, temperature, density, specific heat,

            Conversions of units, scientific notation, significant digits


   III. Basic Concepts of Matter (Chapter 4)                                          3

          Physical and chemical properties, states of matter,



    IV. Atomic Structure/Periodicity (Chapters 5 & 6)                            4                

          Basic atomic theory, orbitals/electron  configuration,

           electron-dot symbols, Periodic Law/Periodic Table


    V.   Concepts of bonding (Chapter 12)                                            3

          Valence/Oxidation numbers, bonding of atoms, Ionic

           (electrovalent), Covalent, Coordinate Covalent, Structural



    VI. Writing Chemical Formulas (Chapter 7)                                     3

          Law of definite proportions, use of the Periodic Table

            to predict bonding patterns, use of polyatomic ions

   VII. Inorganic Nomenclature (Chapter 7)                                         4


  VIII. Calculations Involving Elements, Compounds (Chapter 9)       5

          Calculations of formula/molecular masses, calculation of molar

           masses/mole concept, percent composition/empirical and

            true molecular formulas


   IX.  Chemical Equations (Chapter 8)                                                  5

          Definitions/symbols, balancing equations, writing and balancing

            word equations, types of equations, recognizing the types,

            prediction of products, balancing


   X.   Stoichiometry:  Calculations Involving Equations (Chapter 10)  5

          Solutions by the mole method, solutions by

            ratio and proportion


    XI. Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theories (Chapter 11)                  4.5


   XII. Introduction to Liquids and Solids (Chapter 13)                        3


  XIII. Solution Chemistry (chapter 14)                                              4

          Definitions/types, factors affecting solubility/rates of solutions,



   XIV.  Introduction to Acids and Bases (Chapter 15)                         4

          Definitions/properties, pH and pOH,  electrolytes/nonelectrolytes


   XV. Rates of Reaction and Chemical Equilibria   (Chapter 16)          5

          Reaction rates, reversible and irreversible reactions and chemical

            equilibrium, Le Chatelier's Principle


   XVI. Special topics (Chapter 18 & 19)                                               2

          Nuclear Chemistry, Organic Chemistry


Total Lecture Hours                                                        60