Chemistry Major with American Chemical Society Certification
Students will be able to demonstrate understanding and apply the principles of:
- chemical nomenclature.
- atomic structure and quantum theory.
- molecular structure and reactivity.
- stoichiometric calculations based upon chemical formulae and balanced chemical equations including oxidation-reduction reactions.
- chemical energetics and thermodynamics including chemical equilibrium.
- reaction dynamics (kinetics and mechanisms).
- descriptive chemistry of the elements, compounds, and trends in the periodic table.
Students will be able to
- critically assess primary literature.
- contribute positively and effectively as a member of a team while addressing a chemical issue.
- understand and apply the tenets and principles of safe laboratory practice and waste handling.
- demonstrate proficiency in carrying out basic and advanced laboratory manipulations and use of common laboratory equipment and instruments.
- demonstrate proficiency in managing experimental data including thoroughly recording procedure and observations, tabulating data, and analyzing results.
- effectively communicate chemistry content, both orally and in writing, to audiences with varying levels of scientific understanding.
- recognize and analyze ethical implications related to scientific issues in society and within their profession.