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CHM 110 - Introductory Chemistry

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 090  

This introductory chemistry course covers the basic chemical principles and prepares students for the General Chemistry course (CHM 151 ). Emphasis is on the concepts of chemical structure, bonding and stoichiometric relationships. This course does not have a laboratory component.  Students who wish may take the Introductory Chemistry Lab, CHM 111 , course at the same time or later.

This course when combined with the Introductory Chemistry Lab, CHM 111 , is equivalent to the Introductory Chemistry, CHM 109 , course. Students cannot receive credit for both CHM 109  and CHM 110 /CHM 111  courses.

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

  1. Explain the fundamental laws and principles that form the basis of chemistry.
  2. Solve dimensional analysis problems related to chemical calculations using the principles of mathematics.
  3. Describe chemical concepts while applying them to real-world contexts.
  4. Use the periodic table as a resource.
Listed Topics
  1. Significant digits, exponential and scientific notation
  2. Measurements and dimensional analysis
  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. Chemical equations
  10. Stoichiometric calculations
  11. Acids, bases and solutions
Reference Materials
Standard introductory chemistry text and materials approved by the instructor.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/5/2021
Last Reviewed: 1/22/2023

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