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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

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, isotopes, molecules, ions and compounds.
  3. Write chemical formulas and systematic names for ionic and covalent compounds. 
  4. Write balanced chemical equations, including net ionic equations and predict reaction products, including acid-base, precipitation and redox reactions.
  5. Use stoichiometry to compute either the yield or required reactants in a chemical reaction involving limiting reactants as solids, liquids, solutions and/or gases.
  6. Calculate the amount of solute needed to prepare a specific solution concentration, as well as, perform dilution calculations.
  7. Use the gas laws and the kinetic molecular theory to describe and explain the physical behavior of gases.
  8. Compute the enthalpy change in chemical reactions using stoichiometry, calorimetric data, Hess’s Law, and/or tabulated thermodynamic data.
  9. Utilize laboratory equipment, including electronic instruments to record, present, and analyze scientific data, as well as, 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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