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CHEM& 139
General Chemistry Prep


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Survey of inorganic chemistry, without lab. Chem&139 is intended for science majors who have not had chemistry in high school and need the chemical and mathematical preparation required for the CHEM& 161, CHEM& 162, CHEM& 163 series. It can also be used to fulfill the AA degree requirement in Natural Science. Prerequisites: MATH 78E or instructor permission; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087 or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Differentiate between major chemical categories, including: states of matter; metals vs. nonmetals; ionic compounds vs. covalent compounds; solutes vs. solvents.
  • Solve quantitative problems using discipline-specific tools, including: scientific units and metric conversion; stoichiometry and dimensional analysis; and solution concentration.
  • Apply mathematical equations to solve problems in thermodynamics and kinetics; chemical equilibrium and pH; and radioactive decay.
  • Sketch the atom in terms of the major subatomic particles, their location, masses and charges; explain the arrangement of the periodic table and periodic trends in terms of electron quantization.
  • Draw Lewis structures for simple molecules and polyatomic ions; predict the shape, polarity, and solubility of simple molecules on the basis of VSEPR and intermolecular forces.

  • Course Topics
  • Matter and energy
  • Atoms
  • Bonding
  • Chemical Reactions
  • States of Matter
  • Solutions
  • Reaction Rates
  • Equilibrium
  • Acids and Bases
  • Nuclear Chemistry

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CHEM& 139
    Spring 2014
    0819
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 139
    Spring 2013
    1647
    Ruth Russo


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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