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CHEM& 161 - General Chemistry with Lab I

5 Credits
General chemistry for science and engineering majors. This first course in a three-quarter sequence includes the scientific method; quantitative measurements; nomenclature; determining chemical formulas, reactions; calculations of reaction masses and enthalpy changes; solution reactions; theories of atomic structure; electron configurations and atomic properties; and bonding classes and theories of bonding in molecules. One credit of laboratory is included.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 091 or higher and CHEM& 121 min 1.5 or CHEM& 139 min 1.5
Course Note Previously CHEM 151. One year of high school chemistry may substitute for Chemistry pre-requisites.
Fees CL

Designed to Serve Students majoring in a physical, life, or health science, or engineering.
Active Date 2013-05-17

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions: AA Science, Science Lab
Course Outline
Topics will include the following, not necessarily in this order, with laboratory work paralleling lecture content. 1. Chemistry as a Science 2. Measurement and Units 3. Basic Atomic Theory 4. Compounds and Nomenclature 5. Formula Determination and Stoichiometry 6. Reactions in Solutions 7. Solution Stoichiometry 8. Enthalpy Change and Reactions 9. Electron structure in Atoms 10. Electron Configurations 11. Patterns in Atomic Properties 12. Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonding 13. Molecular structure 14. Bond Theories and Bond Properties

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Understand how laboratory operations and data are used to arrive at conclusions.

2. Understand fundamental concepts of the topics listed above.

3. Solve problems using quantitatively methods.

4. Perform descriptive and operational problem solving.

5. Work with others effectively and communicate effectively both in writing and orally.

6. Engage in self-directed study.

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