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CHM 100 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

CHM 100 – Introduction to Chemistry

Course Outline

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:  Grades of “C” or better in MTH 092, ENG 096, and RDG 096 or ESL 105/106 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

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.