CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry • 6 Cr.

Description

Introduces simplified atomic and molecular theory. Students investigate the chemistry of solutions, gases, liquids, and solids and examine quantitative relationships in chemical processes. Format includes lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Prerequisites: MATH 078 or MATH 098 with a C or better, or placement into MATH 099 or higher.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

 
  • Define chemistry as a scientific study of matter and its impact on society and everyday life.
  • Apply precision, accuracy, and safe lab practices in taking measurements in support of scientific observation.
  • Develop problem-solving skills related to unit conversions and stoichiometric quantification of chemical reactions.
  • Identify the relationship between the position of an element on the periodic table and its atomic structure and physical/chemical properties.
  • Describe the structure and properties of matter based on ionic/covalent bonding and intermolecular forces.
  • Explain the concept of dynamic equilibrium in order to describe reversible physical and chemical processes reactions.

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