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CHM 109 - Introduction to Chemistry

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 090  

This is an introductory course incorporating the concepts of chemical structure, bonding and stoichiometric relationships. Students with weak backgrounds in Chemistry are advised to take this course before enrolling in General Chemistry 1. This course has a laboratory component.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Solve dimensional analysis problems and make conversions related to the metric system, temperature and density.
  2. Classify matter based on its physical properties.
  3. Describe atomic structure, atomic mass and isotopes.
  4. Use the periodic table as a tool.
  5. Describe how atoms form ionic and covalent bonds.
  6. Write the names and formulas to elements and compounds.
  7. Apply mole relationships to elements and compounds.
  8. Write, balance and classify chemical equations.
  9. Solve stoichiometry problems.
  10. Calculate the concentration of solutions.
  11. Calculate pH of acidic and basic solutions.
  12. Exhibit proper laboratory safety procedures.
  13. Demonstrate basic measurement techniques.
  14. Demonstrate basic laboratory techniques.
  15. Perform chemical reactions.
  16. Utilize appropriate observation techniques.
Listed Topics
  1. Significant digits, exponential and scientific notation
  2. Metric measurements, factor labeling, and density
  3. Matter and its properties
  4. Atomic structure
  5. Periodic classification of the elements
  6. Ionic and covalent bonding
  7. Chemical nomenclature
  8. The mole concept
  9. Writing, balancing, and classification of chemical equations
  10. Stoichiometric calculations
  11. Acids, bases and solutions
  12. Laboratory techniques
Reference Materials
Standard introductory chemistry textbook and lab manual.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 03/15/2007

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