May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CHEM& 140 - General Chemistry Prep with Lab

Credits: 6
Prepares students planning to enroll in the science and engineering majors sequence (CHEM& 161 , CHEM& 162  and CHEM& 163 ) who have not completed a one-year high school chemistry course or who need a refresher course prior to entering CHEM& 161 . Stresses metric conversions, inorganic naming, equation writing and quantitative aspects of chemistry. Restriction: Students who have completed one year of high school chemistry may not be able to transfer more than five credits from CHEM& 121 , CHEM& 131  and CHEM& 161 .

Enrollment Requirement: MATH 72  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or one year of high school algebra; or concurrent enrollment in MATH 97 ; or eligible for MATH& 141  or higher. Eligible for ENGL& 101 . Recommended: Eligible for READ 104 .

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $25.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Use the metric system, dimensional analysis method, and significant figures in solving problems.
  2. Distinguish among atoms, molecules, ions, and compounds.
  3. Write chemical formulas and systematic names for ionic and covalent compounds.
  4. Describe the subatomic structure of the atom, including isotopic differences. 
  5. Convert among units of mass, mole, or number of particles.
  6. Write balanced chemical equations.
  7. Use stoichiometry to compute either the amount of products or required reactants in a chemical reaction in units of moles or mass.
  8. Describe the atomic structure of the s, p and d block elements.
  9. Draw the Lewis structures of atoms and covalent compounds that follow the octet rule.
  10. Practice the safe use of laboratory equipment to record and present data in an organized and professional manner. 
  11. Analyze scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use appropriate symbolic reasoning or quantitative methods to evaluate problems, make decisions and formulate solutions.
  2. Effectively use laboratory tools and/or equipment to collect data, analyze it and draw reasonable scientific conclusions.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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