Mar 20, 2023
CHEM& 121 - Introduction to Chemistry Credits: 5
Beginning course for the non-science student interested in chemistry with less mathematical rigor than CHEM& 140 . Together with CHEM& 131 , it satisfies the chemistry requirement for many students in the allied health sciences and related fields.
Enrollment Requirement: MATH 72 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or in a one-year high school algebra course; or eligible for MATH 97 or equivalent placement.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Utilize various forms of scientific measurement in calculations including scientific notation, the metric system of units, dimensional analysis for unit conversions, and significant figures.
- Evaluate atomic structure and the relationship to the periodic table of elements.
- Describe the types of radiation and apply it to nuclear reactions.
- Evaluate models of chemical bonding and the relationship to the periodic table of elements and to the chemical and physical properties of compounds associated with different types of bonding.
- Name and predict formulas for simple ionic and covalent compounds.
- Relate observable macroscopic properties and changes among solid, liquid, and gaseous states of matter to underlying microscopic principles.
- Perform simple stoichiometric calculations utilizing mole ratios and molar masses.
- Describe how heat is involved in chemical and physical changes.
- Describe the relationship of pressure, volume, temperature, and moles in a gaseous sample.
- Relates observable macroscopic properties of solutions and calculate concentrations of solutions.
- Describe the concepts of equilibrium and reaction rates.
- Describe the concepts of acidity, basicity and pH.
- Utilize laboratory techniques to collect and accurately record experimental data.
- Practice safe laboratory procedures, such as identifying and managing laboratory hazards and using appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Use appropriate scientific concepts to analyze data and draw conclusions.
- Use appropriate symbolic reasoning or quantitative methods to evaluate problems, make decisions and formulate solutions.
- Effectively use laboratory tools and/or equipment to collect data, analyze it and draw reasonable scientific conclusions.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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