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CHEM& 139
General Chemistry Prep


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course will survey key chemical concepts in inorganic chemistry and is intended for science majors who have not had chemistry in high school or need the chemical and mathematical preparation for the General Chemistry sequence in fulfillment of the general education non-lab science requirements. Topics include atomic structure, bonding, periodicity, stoichiometry, gases, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, acids, bases, and intermolecular forces. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or higher in MATH 78E; 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. This course does not satisfy the chemistry requirement for the nursing degree.

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 
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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.