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CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
A practical introduction to inorganic, organic, and biochemistry designed primarily for students in various health-related programs. The course meets general education lab science requirements. Lab work required. Prerequisites: MATH 065 (course no longer offered) or MATH 74C; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Credit cannot be received for both CHEM& 110 and CHEM& 105. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly CHEM 101, Chemistry. [NS]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Perform metric conversions, caloric content calculations; compute atomic and formula masses; differentiate precision from accuracy.
  • Identify atoms, subatomic particles, and isotopes; describe the basic chemical nature and behavior of the families on the periodic table.
  • Apply the rules of inorganic and organic nomenclature to ions and simple molecules; distinguish ionic from covalent bonding; describe the behavior of solids, liquids and gases in terms of intermolecular forces of attraction.
  • Recognize basic chemical reaction types: combustion, acid-base, redox, hydrolysis and condensation; apply the concept of partial pressures of gases to physiologic functions.
  • Apply solution concentrations in a variety of units to clinical data; perform dosage calculations involving patient weight, drug concentration and volume; differentiate between osmosis and diffusion.
  • Recognize simple organic functional groups; differentiate between aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons.
  • Describe the pH behavior of household solutions, buffers, and physiologic fluids.
  • Relate the structures of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates to their functions; categorize enzymes by activity; summarize the role of nucleic acids in inheritance and gene expression.
  • Match the names and images of biochemical structures discussed in class with their normal physiologic functions or roles in disease states.
  • Demonstrate the safe use of laboratory glassware, equipment and reagents in order to gather data, synthesize and characterize organic molecules, or separate simple biochemical compounds from natural products.

  • Course Topics
  • Measurement
  • Atoms, Elements and Compounds
  • Molecules and Ions
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Solutions and Colloids
  • Hydrocarbons and Organic Functional Groups
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Buffers and pH
  • Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids
  • Metabolism and Energetics
  • Nuclear Chemistry

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CHEM& 110
    Fall 2014
    5601
    Polly Ellerbe
    CHEM& 110
    Summer 2014
    0806
    Robin Terjeson
    CHEM& 110
    Spring 2014
    0815
    Jeanine Kay-Shoemake
    CHEM& 110
    Spring 2014
    0814
    Robin Terjeson
    CHEM& 110
    Spring 2014
    0816
    Robin Terjeson


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.