May 30, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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CHEM 105 - Principles of General Chemistry 1

Number of Credits: 4
General Chemistry 1 is the first semester course for students who intend to major in chemistry, life sciences and other areas that require a minimum of one semester and/or one year of college chemistry. Topics covered in the course include study of matter and measurements, atoms, molecules and ions, stoichiometry involving chemical reactions, solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, the electronic structure of the atom, periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and the physical behavior of gases. Advanced Placement Exam (Chemistry with a score of 4) accepted. (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Four Credits. Four billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Biological and Physical Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 101  (or high school chemistry with advisor signature) and MAT 099 , with a minimum grade of C or better, plus eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Solve various chemistry problems using the metric system, using proper mathematical and problem-solving skills with the aid of non-graphing and non-programmable calculators. (PG1, PG2 GE2)
  2. Describe the nature of matter and atomic theory and its relevance. (PG1 GE2, GE3)
  3. Apply proper nomenclature and formulas in writing balanced reactions and solve stoichiometric problems. (PG1, PG2 GE2, GE3)
  4. Qualitatively and quantitatively describe and predict the reactions of chemicals, and perform thermochemistry analyses of these reactions. (PG1, PG2 GE3)
  5. Describe and analyze the behavior of gases, and apply the laws that govern these behaviors in problem-solving. (PG1, PG2 GE2)
  6. Explain and interpret the periodic trends of elements and electron configuration. (PG1, PG2 GE2, GE3)
  7. Predict and formulate the bonding of atoms and molecular geometry of compounds. (PG1, PG2 GE2, GE3)
  8. Perform laboratory explorations to reinforce their understanding of chemical concepts learnt in the lectures, mastery in proper measuring techniques and laboratory report writing skills and relate lab experience to applications of chemistry in daily life. (PG2, PG4 GE1 GE3, GE4, GE7).

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