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CHEM& 110 - Chemical Concepts with Lab

5 credits

A grade of “C” or better in MATH 097  or placement in MATH 098 .

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry and the predictive power chemistry provides. Topics include elements; compounds and mixtures; periodic properties of the elements; atomic theory and structure; molecular structure and chemical bonding; chemical notation and nomenclature; mass and molar relations; chemical reactions and the mass and energy changes accompanying them; simple thermodynamics; equilibrium, equilibrium constants and kinetics; properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; properties of acids, bases, and pH; connections between chemistry and daily life.

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
2 guided practice hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies science or lab requirement area B distribution or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe what a Materials Safety Data Sheet is and how it is used
  • Name and use metric units of measure for mass, length, volume and temperature
  • Explain why measured numbers have a limited number of significant(reliable) digits
  • Use conversion factors to change one unit to another and solve basic unit problems
  • Describe atomic structure in terms of electrons, protons and neutrons
  • Tell how element properties relate to their location in the periodic table and tell how metals, nonmetals and metalloids differ
  • Explain how chemical formulas for compounds relate to compound composition
  • Apply the octet rule to predict ion formulas for the representative elements
  • Describe and give examples common of acids, bases, ionic and covalent compounds
  • Explain why compounds have definite composition
  • Describe how to predict shapes for small molecules using the octet rule and VSEPR theory
  • Balance chemical equations by inspection when given formulas for reactants and products
  • Calculate the moles of product expected for a reaction when given an equation and the amounts of reactants
  • Explain why energy changes occur during chemical reactions
  • Describe the entropy changes that accompany a given chemical reaction
  • Describe how reactants and products behave in a process at equilibrium
  • Classify a reaction as exothermic or endothermic based on energy information for the reaction
  • Tell how temperature, concentration, pressure and presence of a catalyst influence the speed of a chemical reaction
  • Use kinetic molecular theory to describe solids, liquids and gases
  • Describe how solutions are formed and the roles of solvent and solute
  • Use common concentration units to figure the amount of solute in a solution
  • Describe how gases dissolve in liquids and the effect of gas pressure on dissolved gases
  • Identify common acids and bases from their formulas
  • Describe the pH scale and relate it to acidic, basic and neutral conditions
  • Determine hydrogen ion concentration from pH values
  • Figure acid or base concentrations using titration data
  • Describe how buffers act to regulate solution pH and pOH and give an example  

Student may not receive credit for both CHEM& 110 and CHEM& 121 . This course does not meet the chemistry requirement for the Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA or the chemistry admissions requirement for the Associate in Applied Science Nursing degree.

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