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CHEM& 161
General Chemistry I w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:30


Description
Study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter and its changes for science, engineering. Lab work required. Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in High School Chemistry (1 year) or CHEM& 110 or higher and appropriate placement score of grade C or higher in ENGL 087; MATH 078E or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee.   Recommended: READ 088. Formerly CHEM 121, General Chemistry I.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Differentiate between major chemical categories, including: states of matter; metals vs. nonmetals; ionic compounds vs. covalent compounds.
  • Solve quantitative problems using discipline-specific tools, including: scientific units and metric conversion; stoichiometry and dimensional analysis; fundamental laws and physical constants; thermodynamics.
  • 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 the quantum mechanical atomic model.
  • Predict the products formed in simple examples of oxidation-reduction, acid-base, and metathesis reactions.
  • Draw Lewis structures for simple molecules and polyatomic ions; predict the length, strength and polarity of covalent bonds.
  • Demonstrate the safe use of laboratory glassware, equipment and reagents in order to gather data; critique laboratory data in terms of precision, accuracy and explanatory power.

  • Course Topics
  • Matter and Measurement
  • Atoms, Molecules and Ions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Aqueous Reactions
  • Thermochemistry
  • Electronic Structure of Atoms
  • Periodic Trends
  • Chemical Bonding

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2013
    1403
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2013
    1405
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2013
    1537
    Robin Terjeson
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2012
    1403
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2012
    1405
    Ruth Russo


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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