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CHEM& 121 - Introduction to Chemistry

5 Credits
Introductory inorganic chemistry course intended for students in health science programs or preparing for general chemistry. Subjects include science and measurement; atomic, ionic and molecular structures; naming chemicals; quantitative relationships within compounds and in reactions; gas laws; solutions; acids and bases; and nuclear reactions and radiation. One credit of laboratory is included.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 091
Placement Eligibility Math 107, 111, 146, 180, 098
Course Note Previously CHEM 121.
Fees CL

Designed to Serve Students majoring in allied health fields (dental hygiene, nursing, ultrasound technician, etc.).
Active Date 20170622T08:37:12

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 include:

  1. Science and chemistry
  2. Matter, measurements, and calculations
  3. Basic atomic structure and atomic masses
  4. Electron configuration, atomic properties, and the periodic law
  5. Compounds, formulas, and nomenclature
  6. Bonding, molecular structure, and intermolecular forces
  7. Chemical reactions and reaction amounts
  8. Solutions, colloids, and solution concentrations
  9. Acids, bases, and salts
  10. Nuclear reactions and effects and uses of radiation

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain and apply scientific reasoning to chemical principles.

Perform measurements and calculations with chemical amounts and metric units.

Relate atomic electron configurations to the periodic law and chemical reactivity.

Name and distinguish between different types of inorganic compounds.

Explain bonding, molecular structures, polarity and how they affect the physical and chemical properties of different compounds.

Recognize and balance various types of reactions (redox, acid/base, etc…) and calculate stoichiometric quantities.

Be able to give reactants or products for radioactive decays.

Perform measurements and observations using basic laboratory techniques.

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