May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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CHEM 101 - Introduction to Chemistry

Number of Credits: 4
Introduction to Chemistry is a preparatory chemistry course designed to show how chemistry is intimately involved in many aspects of our lives. The course will cover basic chemical and scientific concepts and applications. Topics covered in the course include matter and energy, atoms, ions and compounds, stoichiometry involving reactions, electronic structure of atom, states of matter including solutions, acids and bases, a brief introduction to nuclear and organic chemistry and biochemistry. This course satisfies
the prerequisite for CHEM-105 and is also intended for allied health majors. (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three hours laboratory each week. Four Credits. Four billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Biological and Physical Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): exemption/completion of MAT 095  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. Use the metric system, scientific notation, significant figures, and non-programmable and non-graphing scientific calculators to solve measurement and conversion based chemistry problems. (PG1, PG2 GE2)
  2. Recognize and describe the structure of atoms, molecules, ions as part of matter, use the periodic table to describe relationships among elements and predict chemical interactions, name compounds and describe distinguish types of bonds. (PG1 GE2, GE3)
  3. Apply the principles of writing elements and different types of compounds to predict and balancing chemical equations in different states of matter. (PG1 GE2, GE3)
  4. Solve stoichiometric problems in balanced reactions with the help of mole concepts. (PG1, PG2 GE2, GE3)
  5. Apply understanding of acids and bases to the properties of compounds and the relevance of such information. (PG1, PG4 GE7)
  6. Solve different gaseous conditions with the aid of gas laws. (PG2 GE1, GE2)
  7. Apply an understanding of chemical concepts to selected issues in human health and the environment. (PG1, PG2 GE2, GE7)
  8. Recognize the process involving select nuclear reactions, process involving the nomenclature of organic chemistry with relevance to our interactions with such compounds. (PG1, PG2 GE6)
  9. Perform collaborative laboratory explorations to reinforce their understanding of chemical concepts, develop mastery in proper measuring techniques and laboratory reporting relate the lab experience to applications of chemistry in daily life. (PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4 GE1, GE3, GE4, GE7)
  10. Research and present information on select topics from course using various modes of communication (oral, written, and visual) (PG1, PG3, PG4 GE1, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7)

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