Dec 01, 2023
CHEM& 161 - General Chemistry with Lab I Credits: 6
For science, engineering and other majors who plan to take a year or more of chemistry. Covers the structure of matter, solution chemistry (acid-base and oxidation-reduction), stoichiometry of reactions in solution, thermochemistry, atomic and electronic structure and quantitative relationships.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 . CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or a one-year high school chemistry course; and concurrent enrollment in MATH& 141 or eligible for MATH& 142 or higher; or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $25.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Use the metric system, dimensional analysis method, and significant figures in solving problems.
- Distinguish among atoms, isotopes, molecules, ions and compounds.
- Write chemical formulas and systematic names for ionic and covalent compounds.
- Write balanced chemical equations, including net ionic equations and predict reaction products, including acid-base, precipitation and redox reactions.
- Use stoichiometry to compute either the yield or required reactants in a chemical reaction involving limiting reactants as solids, liquids, solutions and/or gases.
- Calculate the amount of solute needed to prepare a specific solution concentration, as well as, perform dilution calculations.
- Use the gas laws and the kinetic molecular theory to describe and explain the physical behavior of gases.
- Compute the enthalpy change in chemical reactions using stoichiometry, calorimetric data, Hess’s Law, and/or tabulated thermodynamic data.
- Utilize laboratory equipment, including electronic instruments to record, present, and analyze scientific data, as well as, draw appropriate 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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