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Course Name: Introduction to General Chemistry
Course Number: CHEM 40
Course Objectives:
  • Chemistry 40 students will be able to interpret information and determine the sub-atomic particles and structure of atoms, isotopes and ions.
  • Chemistry 40 students will be able to apply the principles of stoichiometry to calculate the quantities of any component in a balanced chemical reaction equation.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives
  • CHEM 40 students will be able to assign a molecular geometry of linear, bent, trigonal planar, trigonal pyramidal, or tetrahedral to a given molecule.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives. This assessment involved using household chemicals to identify counterfeit currency.
  • Chemistry 40 students will be able to apply the principles of stoichiometry to calculate the quantities of any component in a balanced chemical reaction equation.
  • Chemistry 40 students will be able to interpret information and determine the sub-atomic particles and structure of atoms, isotopes and ions.
  • Chemistry 40 students will be able to apply the principles of stoichiometry to calculate the quantities of any component in a balanced chemical reaction equation.
  • Students will be able to calculate the percent composition, molar masses, empirical and molecular formula of compounds from appropriate data.
  • Chemistry 40 students will be able to apply the principles of stoichiometry to calculate the quantities of any component in a balanced chemical reaction equation.
  • This GEO assessment was based on the topic of the Household Chemicals experiment and the following questions were selected: In the Household Chemicals experiment, you observed one of the reactions between iodine and starch. The counterfeit banknote detection pen is a device used to by businesses to detect fake bills. The pen uses iodine-based ink to detect authenticity. Keep in mind that all US dollar bills are printed on paper made out of cotton fibers which do not contain starch while counterfeit bills are usually printed on paper containing some starch. In your own words (in five sentences or less) describe what would happen when ink from a counterfeit banknote detection pen writes on real United States bills versus a counterfeit bill. Please describe what kind of observation you would expect to witness. Would you be able to detect a counterfeit banknote?