Course Number & Name:  CHM 100 Introduction to Chemistry

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Biology/ Pre-medicine, Chemistry, General Science
Concurrent Courses: Grades of “C” or better in MTH 092 or MTH 100 and RDG 096 and ENG 096 or ENG 101 or ESL 105 AND ESL 106 or placement;

Course Description: This course covers the major concepts of general chemistry which will include the states and properties of matter and energy, atomic structure, the mole concept and stoichiometry, solutions, acid/base chemistry, and equilibrium. Laboratory sessions will be included. This course is designed to provide appropriate chemistry background for students in the Chemical and health fields.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories that are the basis of the field of chemistry;
  2. utilize various qualitative and quantitative problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to perform experimental procedures and analyze experimental data; and
  3. utilize triple beam balances, top loader balances, pH meters, basic laboratory glassware and other laboratory equipment effectively as tools in carrying out experiments investigating chemical phenomena.


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