CHEM& 140 General Chemistry Preparation w/Lab • 6 Cr.
Preparatory chemistry for science and engineering majors intending to take the general chemistry series (161/162 /163). Topics include: atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, bonding, acids-bases, and oxidation-reduction. A quantitative approach and problem solving is emphasized. Prerequisite: Math 099 (with C or better) or placement into Math 141 or higher.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Define chemistry as a scientific study of matter and its transformations and the scientific method as a way to acquire knowledge.
- Apply precision, accuracy, and safe lab practices in taking measurements in support of scientific observation.
- Develop problem-solving skills related to unit conversions, stoichiometric quantification of chemical reactions, and solution chemistry.
- Extract information about an element from the periodic table: for example; the symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, and the number of protons and electrons.
- Identify the relationship between the position of an element on the periodic table and its atomic structure and physical/chemical properties.
- Explain the concept of the mole and molar mass and how they relate balanced chemical reaction equations.
- Write the formulas and names for ionic and covalent compounds using the Periodic Table.
- Describe the structure and properties of matter based on ionic/covalent bonding and intermolecular forces.