Oct 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 1405 - Introductory Chemistry


4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) This course is a preparatory course for students who have never had chemistry and covers the metric system, atoms and elements, bonding, solids, liquids, gases, stoichiometry, solutions, reactivity, and acids and bases. The lab includes experiments in inorganic chemistry. This course is appropriate for some nursing students, as well as students who will pursue higher level chemistry. (4005015103) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 0308  or MATH 0309  or qualifying score on MATH placement test.
Course Outcomes
1 - Solve problems using procedures outlined in class, including proper SI units and significant figures.
2 - Identify the states of matter and the transitions between them.
3 - Compare elements, compounds and mixtures.
4 - Apply the Law of Conservation of Matter to balance chemical equations and solve simple stoichiometry problems.
5 - Determine atomic structure and chemical properties of elements from their position in the periodic table.
6 - Perform conversions involving concentration of solutions.
7 - Draw the Lewis Structure and determine the shape and polarity of a simple compound from its formula.
8 - Identify simple inorganic compounds by formulas and names.
9 - Identify acids and bases, acidic and basic solutions and calculate pH.
10 - Demonstrate ability to carry out simple laboratory experiments using common chemical measuring devices and safety precautions.