Aug 08, 2020
CHEM& 110 - Chemical Concepts with Lab 5 Credits
An introduction to chemistry intended for students not majoring in science, this course presents general ideas about how models of atoms, bonding and the structures of materials help in the understanding of chemical properties and reactions. Also presents a selection of applications chosen from topics such as energy and environment, foods, drugs, poisons and household chemicals. One credit of laboratory is included.
Pre-requisite(s) MATH 081
Placement Eligibility Math 091 or higher
Course Note Previously CHEM 110.
Designed to Serve Students who are not science majors but are interested in a lab course in basic and applied chemical concepts.
Active Date 2013-06-14
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 context and organization may be adapted to fit the instructor and text. Generally, content will be divided into fundamental topics and applied topics. These may be organized in a fundamentals-first format or with fundamentals introduced as needed to serve a chosen applied topic list. Essential fundamentals (always included)are atomic theory, bonding, and acids and bases. Optional fundamentals include nuclear chemistry, mass relationships, and oxidation-reduction. Applications are selected by the instructor (optionally with input from students). Typical options include chemical resources and the earth, chemistry and the environment, energy and fuels, foods, drugs, poisons, and household chemicals. Below is a sample fundamentals-first outline.
1. Chemistry as a science
2. Atomic theory
3. Nuclear reactions(optional)
5. Types of reactions
6. Selected applications
Student Learning Outcomes
Understand fundamental chemistry concepts of microscopic structures.
Recognize chemical principles involved in common applications.
Understand the role of chemistry in social, health, economic, and environmental issues.
Use laboratory methods to observe chemical properties.
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