Course Objectives

James Richard Fromm


  1. You should be able to use correctly the language appropriate to chemistry. Specifically, you should:
    (a) be able to defined, recognize, comprehend, and use correctly every word which is presented in this subject matter.
    (b) be able to provide the correct name for any reasonably simple compound whose molecular formula is given to you, and provide the correct molecular formula for any reasonably simple compound whose name is given to you.
    (c) be able to state each important chemical law or theory related to stoichiometry, gases, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, or kinetics in both verbal and equation form.
  2. You should be able to use correctly and quantitatively the elementary data and laws of chemistry in simple computations. Specifically, you should:
    (a) be able to select those chemical data and laws which are appropriate and useful in solving a given chemical problem.
    (b) be able to use the appropriate data and equation form of chemical laws to calculate the chemical properties of materials and systems, expressing the results in appropriate SI units.
  3. You should be able to choose and use an appropriate sequential approach to qualitative and quantitative chemical problems. Specifically, you should:
    (a) be able to choose which of the chemical laws, and which of the possible forms of them, is most appropriate to obtain the desired result from available data.
    (b) be able to devise a correct and reasonable sequential order of steps required to obtain the desired result from available data.
    (c) be able to carry out computations in the above sequential order with correct data and units.

Copyright 1997 James R. Fromm