General Chemistry - 10231101
Course Title
General Chemistry
Course Number
Instructor Name
Mohammad Qneibi
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
First Semester 1
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description
Course Objectives
  • The students will acquire knowledge of how to carry out scientific measurements using proper units and report the results with proper number of significant figures.
  • Understanding various basic laws, like the law of conservation of mass, the law of definite proportions, the law of multiple proportions, and applying them appropriately.
  • Realizing the concept of the mole, molecular formula, molecular mass, formula mass, and utilizing these concepts in stoichiometric calculations and balancing chemical reactions.
  • Acquiring a working knowledge and application of the gas laws, and understanding the molecular explanation of the basic quantities in these laws.
  • Obtaining basic thermochemical knowledge on energy transformations associated with chemical reactions.
  • Understanding the atomic structure in light of quantum mechanics principles.
  • Relating the periodicity of elements and their chemical properties like electronegativity, electron affinity, atomic size, and ionization potentials to the electronic configurations of the elements.
  • Understanding the concepts of chemical bonding and molecular structure, and its relation to the shapes and properties of molecules.
  • Analyzing the interconversions of states of matter, the properties of each state, and the type of intermolecular forces involved.
Intended learning Outcomes and Competences
Textbook and References


  • Principles of General Chemistry, 3rd Ed., M. S, Silberberg by McGraw-Hill, 2010


  • General Chemistry, 10th Ed., R. Chang by McGraw-Hill, New York, 2007.
  • General Chemistry, 9th Ed., Principles and Modern Applications, Petrucci, Harwood, Herring and Madura, Pearson International Edition, 2008
  • General Chemistry, 5th Ed., J. E. Brady, F. A. Senese and N. D. Jespersen, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 2009.
Assessment Criteria
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