Dec 04, 2020
CHEM& 139 - General Chemistry Preparation 5 Credits
Intended to prepare students for success in general chemistry. Emphasis on the development of learning strategies for descriptive and quantitative subject matter. Skill development in writing, memorization, visual models, calculators, proportional math and graphing will be applied to preparatory chemistry topics, including the development of atomic theory; electron configurations; bonding; chemical nomenclature; Lewis models; molecular geometries and properties; chemical amounts; empirical formulas; stoichiometry; and solution concentrations.
Pre-requisite(s) MATH 091 or higher
Placement Eligibility Math 107, 111, 146, 180, 098
Course Note Previously CHEM 150.
Designed to Serve Students planning to enroll in CHEM& 161 without prior college-preparatory chemistry.
Active Date 2011-06-13
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Topics may vary as instructors choose them to fit learning skills. They may include the following, not necessarily in this order.
1. Introduction to Science and Chemistry (Defining terms)
2. Atomic Theory (Drawing conclusions form experiments)
3. Electron Configurations (Modeling)
4. Atomic Properties (Relating models to observable properties)
5. Bonding and Classes of Materials (Modeling)
6. Naming Compounds (Memorization and following syntax rules)
7. Lewis Models and the VSEPR Theory (Multi-step models)
8. Intermolecular forces and material properties (Relating models to observable properties, synthesis of concepts)
9. Scientific Calculators (Calculator usage)
10. Measurement and Units (Proportional math)
11. Speed and Energy of Light (Simple algebra and variable symbols)
12. Atomic Mass and the Mole (Proportional math)
13. Empirical Formulas (Finding proportions)
14. Reactions and Stochiometry (Finding and using proportions)
15. Solution Concentrations (Cumulative problem solving)
16. Gas Laws (if time allows) (Direct and inverse proportions)
Student Learning Outcomes
Will be reflective regarding the learning process.
Will understand fundamental concepts of the topics listed above.
Will be able to problem solve quantitatively.
Will be able to preform descriptive and operational problem solving.
Will be able to work with others.
Will be able to do self-directed study.
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