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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
This course will provide a detailed examination of the properties of matter and is intended for science majors in fulfillment of the AD Degree (Option I) lab science requirements. Topics include measurements in chemistry, periodic trends, atomic structure, bonding, geometry, and gas laws. Formerly CHEM 121, General Chemistry I. Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in high school chemistry (one year) or CHEM& 110 or higher; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in Math 80F; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. This course satisfies 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.
  • 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 2015
    7083
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2015
    7084
    Emily Sprafka Coleman
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2014
    1403
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2014
    1405
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 161
    Fall 2014
    1537
    Robin Terjeson


    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.