Dec 01, 2023
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
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, molecules, ions, and compounds.
- Write chemical formulas and systematic names for ionic and covalent compounds.
- Describe the subatomic structure of the atom, including isotopic differences.
- Convert among units of mass, mole, or number of particles.
- Write balanced chemical equations.
- Use stoichiometry to compute either the amount of products or required reactants in a chemical reaction in units of moles or mass.
- Describe the atomic structure of the s, p and d block elements.
- Draw the Lewis structures of atoms and covalent compounds that follow the octet rule.
- Practice the safe use of laboratory equipment to record and present data in an organized and professional manner.
- Analyze scientific data and 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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